How do I file a latitude and longitude waypoint?

We recommend that you create a route in the NavLog on the Maps page and then use the "Send To" function to send the route to the File & Brief page.  When doing this, the latitude and longitude will be error checked as it is sent to the File & Brief page. The latitude and longitude will also be converted to a common format used between ForeFlight Mobile and our file server. The latitude and longitude will get formatted once again when it is sent to Leidos depending on the type of flight plan.

You will need to enter the latitude and longitude into the route in any of the valid formats.  Valid formats are listed below using 36°00'51.4"N / 75 40' 04.4"W  as an example:

FORMAT     EQUIVALENT LAT/LONG VALUE     HOW IT IS ENTERED IN FOREFLIGHT
DD.dd 36.01°N/75.67°W   36.01N/75.67W
DD°MM’SS” 36°00'51"N/75°40'04"W 360051/-0754004
DD°MM’SSs” 36°00'51.4"N/75°40'04.4"W 3600514/-07540044  
DD°MM.mm 36°00.86'N/75°40.07'   3600.86/-07540.07

Note:  There must be a slash between the latitude and longitude.

Here is a sample of a route entry for the following route:

     KABQ 35°25'40"N/106°28'47"W KSAF

In this example using the DD°MM’SS” format, in the NavLog, enter the route as follows:  KABQ 352540/-1062847 KSAF .  When complete, use the SEND TO button and select FILE & BRIEF.  The planned route will be entered into the flight plan form and the latitude and longitude will be properly formatted for filing.  

Image 1:  Latitude and Longitude entered into NavLog on Maps page and displayed in the format chosen in the Settings section.

 

Image 2:  Tap SEND TO and FILE & BRIEF to send route to a flight plan form.

 

 

Image 3:  Latitude and Longitude is displayed in flight plan form and has been automatically reformatted for filing purposes.