How do I connect to the X-Plane flight simulator?

ForeFlight is able to be used in connection with X-Plane.  You will need X-Plane version 10.11 or newer.   

Please follow these instructions to connect ForeFlight to X-Plane:

1. Start X-Plane on your computer.

2. In the X-Plane menu bar, click to the Settings button in the far right.

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Image 1.  Go to the menu bar and click the Settings button.

3. When the Settings window opens, choose Network, then click the + next to the IPHONE & IPAD tab and check the box next to "Broadcast to all copies of ForeFlight..."

NOTE:  If using the "Transmit to a single copy of ForeFlight..." option in X-Plane, tap the "i" button in ForeFlight > MORE > DEVICES to see your iPad's IP address, and then enter that IP address in the box on the X-Plane setup screen. Use UDP port 49002 or 49001.

NOTE: If using FlyThisSim and you need AHRS data to display in ForeFlight, choose the "Send GPS data... to ONE iPad..." option in X-Plane, tap the "i" button in ForeFlight > MORE > DEVICES to see your iPad's IP address, and then enter that IP address in the box on the X-Plane Settings screen. Use UDP port 49002 or 49001. 

IMPORTANT: 127.0.0.1 is NOT your iPad's IP address. Enter the other address.

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Image 2.  Go to the iPhone/iPad tab and check the box next to "Broadcast to all copies of ForeFlight..."

4. Open ForeFlight, tap on MORE > DEVICES and tap on the X-Plane box. NOTE: when X-Plane version 11, the flight simulator connection sometimes appears as "1" or "2" instead of "X-Plane."

Image 3.  Go to MORE > DEVICES and tap on the X-Plane box.

5. tap on X-PLANE and make sure switch next to ENABLED is ON.

Image 4.  Turn the switch ON next to ENABLED. 

6. Once you have Enabled X-Plane, accuracy will be reported as "Accuracy (X-Plane) 1m"

Image 5.  X-Plane will show "1m" in the ACCURACY instrument when X-Plane is connected.