Editors' reviewThis application provides pilots with a quick briefing before or alongside their official FAA-approved weather briefing. ForeFlight requires that you first provide an e-mail address to obtain a registration code for the demo version. This supersized application uses 45MB of space to deliver frequently updated information regarding every airport in the United States. Alerts, forecasts, and weather and sky conditions are available and you can keep a favorites list of specific airports. Links to view your selected airport's Google map and runway information, statistics, and even hotel information for your destination on airnav.com are available. ForeFlight also can be configured to access the Web using a proxy server if necessary. Pilots who want a quick glance at flight minutiae may find this software worthwhile.
ForeFlight makes preflight weather decision-making much faster. ForeFlight provides pilots with graphical views and alerts for the weather observations and forecasts at their airport, not just text reports. Alerts warn you when conditions exceed your custom-set limits. Wind graphics show how the wind relates to the airport's runway, giving easy views of crosswinds. Cloud graphics show the cloud bases and coverages.