To connect Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS2020) to ForeFlight, use one of the solutions listed in this article. For ALL solutions listed, make sure that your computer firewall and Wi-Fi router are not blocking UDP traffic on port 49002.
Flight Events supports sending simulated position data from MSFS2020 to ForeFlight Mobile. To get started, use the following instructions.
1: Install version 2.2.0 or later (Required).
2: Download Flight Events from the Flight Events site by clicking on the "Join" button at the top right and following the instructions.
3: In the Flight Events Settings menu, enable broadcasting to the local network (e.g., choose ‘Broadcast data to local network’).
Image 1: Enable broadcast data to local network.
4: With MFSF2020 open and while in the air, on the Simulator tab, enter a random callsign and press "Start Flight Tracking." You should see a message in-game that says, "Flight Events connected."
5: In ForeFlight Mobile, tap More > Devices, then tap the "Flight Events" tile, and slide the "Enabled" switch ON.
Image 2: Flight Events tile shows connected.
FS2FF (Flight Simulator to ForeFlight)
FS2FF is a tool to send data from MSFS2020 to ForeFlight Mobile. FS2FF is hosted at FS2FF Github Page. Use the instructions below to get started:
1: Open the latest FS2FF release.
2: Download FS2FF.exe to a suitable location (e.g., My Documents or Desktop).
3: Open FS2FF.exe.
4: If Windows Defender suggests, "Windows protected your PC," click "More Info" and click "Run anyway."
5: Connect to the same wireless network as your mobile device.
6: Open Microsoft Flight Simulator.
7: Once you get to the MSFS home screen in FS2FF, click Connect.
8: Open ForeFlight Mobile and go to MORE > DEVICES and confirm that MSFS shows as connected. If not, tap the tile and slide the "Enabled" switch to ON.
Image 3: MSFS tile shows connected.
NOTE: If no connection is shown in ForeFlight Mobile under MORE > DEVICES while FS2FF says "Connected," then that means that there is likely a network/firewall problem, or the iPad is not connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer.
XMapsy supports sending data from MSFS2020 to ForeFlight Mobile. You will need to visit the following sites:
After installing and starting XMapsy, open ForeFlight Mobile, then tap MORE > DEVICES and confirm the "XMAPSY" tile shows "Connected." If not, tap the tile and slide the "Enabled" switch to ON.