Winds aloft can be viewed in ForeFlight Mobile from the following Views:
With an airport displayed on the Airports view, find winds aloft information for that airport by tapping Weather > Winds.
Winds under Weather > Winds on the Airports view.
Winds aloft are available on the Maps page by selecting the Winds Aloft map layer. The effects of winds aloft for a route can be seen using the Altitude Advisor in the FPL Editor.
Winds Aloft Map Layer
To see winds aloft over a large area of the map, tap the Map Layer selector at the top left corner of the Maps view and select the Winds Aloft map layer.
With the Winds Aloft layer displayed, set the altitude on the right side of the screen, and then tap one of the wind barb icons to see the winds aloft reported at that altitude. Forecasted winds aloft are depicted up to 6 hours into the future for the altitude selected. You can select altitudes from 3000 feet to FL540 in 3,000-foot increments.
Winds aloft from the layer selector on the Maps page.
With a route entered into the Maps view FPL Editor, the effects of winds aloft for that route can be seen by tapping the altitude advisor button.
The effects of winds aloft for a route on the Maps page in the Altitude Advisor.
To view winds aloft images, open the Imagery view, select the desired region, and scroll to the Winds Aloft section of the sidebar to view available image sets.
Winds aloft on the Imagery page.
NOTE: Not all regions have winds aloft imagery. If flight operations are near another region, look at the nearby region images to see if there is an overlap in the area of operation.
Winds aloft information can be obtained on the Flights view by briefing a flight. The effects of winds aloft for a route of flight can be seen by tapping the Altitude Advisor button.
Two types of briefings are available to users: Graphical (HTML) and Graphical (PDF). Winds aloft are provided differently in each briefing type.
Graphical (HTML) Briefing
In Graphical (HTML) briefings, winds aloft are found within a briefing in the Forecast section under:
- Vis, Sfc. Winds & Precip
- Wind Chart
- Vertical Cross Section Chart
- Winds Aloft Table
To see the different charts, open the Flights view, and tap the Briefing button at the top of the screen to brief the flight. In the menu on the left, scroll to the Forecasts section.
Winds Aloft in the Forecasts section of a Graphical (HTML) briefing.
Graphical (PDF) Briefing
In Graphical (PDF) briefings, winds aloft can be found in the following charts:
- Vertical Cross Section Chart
- Wind/Temp/Turb Chart
To see the charts, open the Flights view, and tap the Briefing button at the top of the screen to brief the flight. Scroll to view the desired chart.
Vertical Cross Section Chart in a Graphical (PDF) briefing.
Flights Altitude Advisor
On the Flights page, when the Cruise Altitude line is selected, the Altitude Advisor will be presented to show the effects of winds aloft for the route of flight.
Select Cruise Altitude to see how wind affects a route on the Flights view.