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.
Image 1. A route displayed in Route Editor with two stays.
NOTE: If entering a STAY/hhmm on the Maps page, ensure that you have a waypoint after the STAY and before the destination airport. If you need to enter a STAY/hhmm for the final point in your flight before the destination airport, you MUST enter that STAY in the "Flights: Route box" (see below).
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).
If adding a STAY/hhmm for the final point in your flight before the destination airport, in the "Flights: Route" box enter the waypoint, then the STAY, then direct (DCT) 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" in the Flights: Route box as shown in Image 2. below.
NOTE: Once the "STAY/0030 DCT SHA" is added the ETE and Flight fuel both update, from 1h38m and 24.5g (before adding the STAY/0030) to 2h08m and 31.5g (after adding the STAY/0030).
Image 2. Route before adding STAY at the Image 3. Route after adding STAY at the
last waypoint before the destination last waypoint before the destination
In the Route field, verify the route and stay information is correct. Adjust all other pertinent information.
Image 4. Route with a stay at two waypoints correctly configured as “STAY1” and “STAY2”.
(Fig.5) After tapping Proceed to File if you desire you can add the specific STAY, time, and waypoint into the Remarks field.
Image 5. 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
Image 6. 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.