How do I connect Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS-X or FS 2004) to ForeFlight?

ForeFlight can be connected to Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS-X or FS 2004) by using MindStar GpsVRFSXflight or FlightSimGPS

Requirements in addition to FSXFlight or FlightSimGPS

  1. Flight Simulator X or Flight Simulator 2004
  2. FSUIPC: www.schiratti.com/dowson.html (MindStar GpsVR does not require FSUIPC)
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (download here)
  4. WiFi network for your iOS device

Setup

Once you have the FSXFlight or FlightSimGPS downloaded, here is how to connect Microsoft Flight Simulator to ForeFlight. 

MindStar GpsVR

1. Purchase here, then download the installer to your Windows PC.

2. Install MindStar GpsVR.

3. Open the Flight Simulator.

4. Start ForeFlight on your iOS Device.  Ensure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same network as your Flight simulator PC and launch ForeFlight.

5. Enable MindStar GpsVR in ForeFlight. Tap More > Devices. MindStar GpsVR should appear in the list. Tap on the MindStar GpsVR "square" and slide the Enabled switch to ON.

FSXFlight

1. Download FSXFlight. Using the link provided in your receipt, download FSXFlight.zip on your Flight Simulator PC. Open the zip file and extract FSXFlight.exe to anywhere on your PC.

2. Start Flight Simulator.  Start your flight simulator of choice. Start a flight either on the ramp or in the air. Ensure that FSUIPC is installed by checking in the Add-ons menu.

3. Start FSXFlight.  Double click on the FSXFlight application icon.  Since flight simulator is already running FSXFlight should read “Connected to FSX.”

4. Start ForeFlight on your iOS Device.  Ensure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same network as your Flight simulator PC and launch ForeFlight.

5. Enable FSXFlight in ForeFlight: Tap More > Devices. FSXFlight should appear in the list. Tap on the FSXFlight "square" and slide the Enabled switch to ON.

FlightSimGPS

1. Download FlightSimGPS.

2. Double-click to install the program on your PC.

3. Once installed, start FlightSimGPS, and then start Flight Simulator. FlightSimGPS will automatically detect MSFS (if FSUIPC is installed) and connect and start sending information to ForeFlight.

4. Start ForeFlight on your iOS Device.  Ensure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same network as your Flight simulator PC and launch ForeFlight.

5. Enable FlightSimGPS in ForeFlight: Tap More > Devices. MSFS should appear in the list. Tap on the MSFS "square" and slide the Enabled switch to ON.