How do I file a STAY at a waypoint within my flight plan in Europe?

A STAY, also known as a delay, may be entered into the ForeFlight Route Editor (Maps > FPL).  After the waypoint you would like to stay at, enter your stay in the following format: “STAY/hhmm” (hh = hours, mm = minutes).  For example, EKLAD STAY/0010 will add a ten-minute stay at the EKLAD waypoint. Multiple stays may be entered, and ForeFlight will correctly configure them for filing.

Goto the Route Editor (Maps > FPL), enter your departure and destination airport ICAO identifiers.  Tap the Route Advisor, and select the best EuroControl Valid route. Enter the stay information, as shown above, it will create a bubble with the stay info.  You will then need to put your finger on the bubble and drag it to the correct location in your route.

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Image 1. A route displayed in Route Editor with two stays.

Ensure that you have a waypoint after the STAY.  If this is the final point in your flight before the airport, enter the waypoint, then the STAY, then direct to the same waypoint and then the airport.  For example, if I wanted the STAY after SHA in the plan above, I would enter "SHA STAY/0030 DCT SHA EINN".

Adjust all other pertinent information (altitude, performance, date, and time of departure).  When you are ready, send the route to the Flights page (tap the square box with an arrow pointing up, then tap Flights).

In the Route field, verify the route and stay information is correct.  Adjust all other pertinent information. It should be noted that any additional time for stays included in the route will not be accounted for with either the enroute time or the fuel burn.  You should manually adjust these two items. Additional fuel may be added as “Extra Fuel” on this page, and you may modify the “Time Enroute” after tapping Proceed to File.

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Image 2. Route with a stay at two waypoints correctly configured as “STAY1” and “STAY2”.

(Fig.3) After tapping Proceed to File, increase the Time Enroute for the additional stay time.  Add the specific STAY, time, and waypoint into the Remarks field.  

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Image 3. STAY information entered into the Remarks

If you would like to give ATC additional information regarding your specific stay, tap Other Information > enter the information specific to each stay.  For example, on the first STAY, STAYINFO1/PHOTO SITE

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Image 4. If you would like to give ATC additional information regarding your specific STAY, tap Other Information > enter the information specific to each STAY.

Adjust all other pertinent information.  File your plan. Have a safe flight using ForeFlight.