To troubleshoot a problem where your GPS position is not being shown on a plate or airport diagram, use the steps below.
STEP 1. Do you have a ForeFlight Pro Plus or Performance Plus subscription?
To determine your subscription, open ForeFlight Mobile, tap More > Account and look in the Current Subscription section.
No: Stop here. Basic Plus subscriptions do provide geo-referenced plates and diagrams. You will need to upgrade your subscription. To upgrade, visit www.foreflight.com/buy
Yes: Continue to step 2.
STEP 2. Is the geo-referencing problem associated with all plates, (i.e.: not just one plate, or multiple plates for one airport)?
To identify whether a given plate is geo-referenced, see the article:
No: Stop here: Some approach plates are not geo-referenced. This usually has to do with an error made by the FAA regarding that scale or the correct location of waypoints.
Yes: Continue to step 3.
STEP 3. Is the Approach plate in question current (not expired)?
To determine if a plate is current, read the date displayed on the right side of the plate. Is the plate current?
No: Stop here. Expired plates will cause geo-referencing to be disabled. Download the latest charts and delete expired charts. For more information, see the article:
Yes: Continue to step 4.
STEP 4. Is Enable Ownship set to Always?
To find out if the setting is enabled, open ForeFlight and tap More > Settings. In the Preferences section (near the bottom), is Enable Ownship set to Always?
No: Stop here. Please tap Enable Ownship and select Always.
Yes: Continue to step 5.
STEP 5. Is your GPS working on the Maps page?
To test this, open ForeFlight and go to the Maps view to see if your aircraft position is shown on the Map.
No: Stop here and review these articles to troubleshoot the GPS problem:
Yes: Continue to step 6.
STEP 6. Is your airport data current?
To find out, tap More > Downloads, look in the Required Downloads section, and check the date listed for the Airport and Nav Database. Is it current?
No: Stop here. Download the current Airport and Nav Database. For more information, see the article:
Yes: Stop here. Please contact the Pilot Support Team for help.