On July 16, 2015, ForeFlight, maker of the leading flight app for pilots, announced connectivity with Garmin avionics, broadening the flight planning, in-flight, and connectivity capabilities available to customers. When connected to Garmin Flight Stream, ForeFlight Mobile customers can now wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, precise GPS position data, and dynamic pitch and bank information on iPad or iPhone. Additionally, flight plan transfer capability is currently in development and will be available in a future app update.
“Through this ground-breaking collaboration, ForeFlight Mobile customers gain access to connectivity options that greatly enhance flight planning and in-flight experiences, unlocking even more value from their app and avionics investment,” says Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “We are excited to be working with Garmin to bring this and future capabilities to customers of both companies.”
ForeFlight Mobile now connects to the Flight Stream 210/110, Garmin’s Bluetooth® wireless gateway, and displays the full suite of ADS-B weather and traffic information received via the GDL 88/84. The Flight Stream 210, with its internal attitude sensor, powers ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision and adds a backup attitude capability with dynamic pitch and bank information. WAAS GPS position information from GTN 650/750 and GNS 430W/530W navigators, or GDL 88 with an internal WAAS receiver, can also be used to power features like ForeFlight Mobile’s moving map, geo-referenced approach plates, and taxi diagrams to enhance situational awareness in the air and on the ground.
“We’re pleased to welcome ForeFlight into Garmin’s connectivity ecosystem, which will enable even more aircraft owners the opportunity to utilize the excellent benefits of Connext,” says Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Both Garmin and ForeFlight loyal customers will find this collaboration attractive as it emphasizes ForeFlight’s commitment to serve their customers with a quality app, and Garmin’s commitment to offering practical solutions that optimize the flying experience.”
Support for Garmin Flight Stream connectivity is available with ForeFlight Mobile 7.2, now available for download on the App Store. For more information, visit foreflight.com/connect