Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ForeFlight, Flight Stream, Connectivity with Garmin

From Foreflight...

ForeFlight Mobile connects to Garmin avionics via the Flight Stream 110 and 210, Garmin’s Bluetooth wireless gateway, enabling convenient two-way flight plan transfer, and the display of subscription-free ADS-B weather, traffic, backup attitude, and GPS position on your iPad and iPhone.

Wirelessly transfer your flight plan between ForeFlight Mobile and Garmin GTN and GNS navigators when connected via the Garmin Flight Stream 210, and the Garmin G3X Touch display.

Load a simple route, as well as approaches, SIDs, STARs, routes with airways, and search and rescue patterns. ForeFlight Mobile also receives route changes made on the Garmin navigator, keeping your panel and iOS device in sync.
Today, with the help of Mike B, we are going to show the creation of a flight plan, transfer of that plan from the iPad to the Garmin 530W, amending the route and send it from the 530W to the iPad and add an instrument procedure.

If I had to add a comment it would be on the load from panel segment for the approach. I think it would be faster to 'clear all' on the Foreflight, flight plan menu, before you load from the panel/Garmin 530. This will give you a clean slate and load the approach without having to edit the iPad plan.

I hope this helps pilots who are just getting started with this system and those on the fence wondering how easy it really is and if it really does work.

Thanks Mike B for the intro, camera work and buttonology on the 530W.

Questions?  Leave me a comment!

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