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ForeFlight

ForeFlight is a cloud-based flight planning software both for desktop and mobile.

Description

ForeFlight is a cloud-based flight planning software both for desktop and mobile.

Use

A prerequisite to benefit from this integration is to subscribe ForeFlight's Dispatch product.

If ForeFlight is enabled, the flight data is automatically pushed from FL3XX to ForeFlight every 20 minutes.

However, once you've started processing a given flight in ForeFlight, further changes to the flight in FL3XX won't sync to ForeFlight.

Please mind the distinction Flight Plan by Dispatch or Crew:

  • If you select Flight Plan by Dispatch, the flight syncs to ForeFlight Dispatch for further processing. Such a flight isn't made available to pilots unless released in ForeFlight.
  • If you select Flight Plan by Crew, the flight syncs to ForeFlight Dispatch and My Flight of the respective crew.

You can trigger an immediate sync action manually by the “Upload to ForeFlight” button in DISPATCH / FPL.

The following data is sent from FL3XX to ForeFlight:

  • Aircraft registration (tail)
  • Flight number (as a callsign)
  • Scheduled departure dates and times
  • Departure and arrival airports along with alternate airports
  • Flight Rule
  • Type of flight (G, M, S...)
  • Flight level
  • Crew (1 PIC, 1 SIC, cabin attendants; other crew types are displayed as cabin attendants in ForeFlight)
  • Number of passengers
  • Weight of cargo + pets + passenger baggage (one total number in Kg or lbs)

NavLog and Briefing 

FL3XX can download the NavLog and Briefing directly from ForeFlight

  1. Enable the 2-way integration setting in ForeFlight settings
  2. Make sure the flight has been submitted (and proceeded) in ForeFlight
  3. Go to the FPL panel in Dispatch and press Sync NAV LOG and/or Sync ForeFlight Briefing
  4. Documents will be downloaded and attached automatically
    1. you can always update them if necessary -> press the Update button
  5. When downloaded, they will be also attached to the Crew Briefing among other attachments

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TO ACTIVATE

To activate this integration, please contact both ForeFlight and FL3XX.

The integration has to be set on both sides.

At ForeFlight, contact your usual point of contact and ask for enabling the integration with FL3XX. Alternatively, email ForeFlight at team@foreflight.com.

Once you confirm with ForeFlight, you can generate the API key by logging into Dispatch, selecting "API Console" in the top right corner, and clicking "Generate API key" (see screenshot).

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At FL3XX, email us at sales@fl3xx.com. Please note that this is a paid service. Monthly fees may apply. 

You can insert the API Key by yourself in the Settings -> Integrations -> ForeFlight or you can send it to us.

 

SETTINGS

All settings for ForeFlight are in SETTINGS / INTEGRATIONS / FOREFLIGHT.

  1. Enable ForeFlight Integration: Enables/disables all subsequent functions
  2. ForeFlight Api Key: Enter your key you've received from ForeFlight for this purpose
  3. ForeFlight Hours Upload: Uploads the aircraft schedule for the next "nn" hours into ForeFlight Dispatch and/or My Flights, respectively.
    Recommended value: 48
  4. Aircraft: Select and store the aircraft registrations which you set up and use in ForeFlight
  5. Activate the 2-way communication: it allows to sync Nav Log and Briefing from ForeFlight in the FPL panel
  6. ForeFlight status: Indicates the latest data exchange, status and errors

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