ForeFlight Releases Jeppesen Chart Option

The collaboration between ForeFlight and Jeppesen, announced in May, is now bearing fruit as Jeppesen's charts have become available as an option for ForeFlight's mobile app users. The option allows ForeFlight users to view Jeppesen's departure, arrival and approach charts within the mobile app.

Once linked to ForeFlight, Jeppesen’s charts can be viewed in multiple locations, such as the plates view, the airports view or the maps view. FAA charts will continue to be available, but Jeppesen’s charts become the default for pop ups, such as taxi diagrams. A function called procedure advisor allows you to overlay the approach charts over the moving map. Your own-ship position is also overlaid right on top of the approach, so you always know where you are.

This latest software version of ForeFlight also automatically includes Jeppesen’s NavData, which ForeFlight says improves the data consistency between the app and panel mounted avionics. Jeppesen’s NavData for installed avionics must, however, be purchased separately. Jeppesen’s IFR enroute charts are not yet available in ForeFlight, but will be added in a later software update this summer.

Jeppesen’s worldwide database of charts can be quickly added in the accounts section of the ForeFlight app. If you already have a Jeppesen chart subscription, you don’t need to pay again to add the charts into ForeFlight. You simply link the two subscriptions. The Jeppesen chart option is available with all levels of ForeFlight's subscriptions, from Basic Plus ($99.99) to Performance Plus ($299.99).

The cost to add Jeppesen’s charts to your ForeFlight account varies with the coverage area. Complete coverage of the U.S. costs $199.00 per year. Extensive chart coverage will use up a lot of space, so if you plan to use worldwide coverage in ForeFlight you may need to upgrade your mobile device.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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