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    Posted: 29 Nov 2018 at 8:39am
Time to mail your torches & pitchforks to support@foreflight.com again.
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What kind of IFD support? I am able to upload & download flight plans from FF.

Are you looking for the IFD ADS-B IN to be shown in FF?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2018 at 10:59am
Sorry; I whine about this so much I wrongly assumed everyone knew what I was referring to.

Yes, I want FF to receive and display ADS-B traffic and weather data from the IFD. As you know, it already supports bidirectional flight plan transfer and GPS position streaming.
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Yep, It's been a problem for quite awhile. Foreflight seems to have very little interest in adding this feature.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ddgates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2018 at 11:11am
Per Avi the WiFi out of the IFDs is Capstone format, so even though Capstone has flavors and versions, is it really that much of a life for FF?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZ Flyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2018 at 11:14am
Originally posted by paulr paulr wrote:

Time to mail your torches & pitchforks to support@foreflight.com again.

And that is why I continue to rely on the Lynx NGT-9000 for traffic and weather on Foreflight (and it is dual-band in).  Just wished that it would function reliably as a WIFI server with the IFD (it works for a while and then loses connection).
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I just kicked off my email to support@foreflight.com asking if they had any plans to add WX and TFC support for IFD's.  I mentioned how pretty much every other EFB on the market can receive weather from my IFD, except ForeFlight.

I doubt the email will do any good by itself, so we'd get better traction if all of us running IFD's and ForeFlight could send them a reminder of how much we'd like this feature.  
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FF does tend to listen, but a chorus does make a firmer impression.

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Here's the latest response to my e-mail to ForeFlight today. Hopefully it won't be long. At least they say they are looking at the problem, which is more than what they have said in response to previous e-mails.

Robin here. Thank you for reaching out to us again regarding this issue. I just check with engineering and they reported back that they have made progress towards resolving this issue, but I do not have a timeline to offer on when a solution will be implemented. I've also shared your comments with the team that is working on that project. 

Best regards,

Robin Stotz
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CubedRoot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2018 at 1:57pm
Heres the reply I got from Foreflight:

Hi Lynn,

Mads here, from the ForeFlight support team.

Thanks for the email. We are aware of the need for ForeFlight to be able to receive weather and traffic from Avidyne IFD, and we have an internal case purely dedicated to this.

That being said, I can't give you any timeframe to when it will be possible to integrate Avidyne with ForeFlight. But I'll tally your vote towards this feature request.

I suggest that you follow our [blog](https://blog.foreflight.com/?_ga=2.255492552.1967904885.1543216101-156322716.1542353424) for any new updates.

Let me know if you have any questions. We're happy to help.

Have a great weekend.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote teeth6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2018 at 5:18pm
I just emailed team Foreflight also.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oskrypuch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2018 at 6:31pm
Good to see that the replies weren't boilerplate identical.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ed Trautman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2018 at 10:06pm
Just to add ... the flight plan transfer has been flawed (need to check latest release). The origin in FF becomes the first waypoint in IFD. They acknowledge this after a bit of back and forth and suggest it will be fixed sometime.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote teeth6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2018 at 10:16pm
So the reply I got was similar to everyone elses

<<Jeb here. Thank you for reaching out to us again regarding this issue. I just check with engineering and they reported back that they have made progress towards resolving this issue, but I do not have a timeline to offer on when a solution will be implemented. I've also shared your comments with the team that is working on that project.>>

I didn't rest there.  I then asked if that meant " it is only a question of time but it will happen?"

His reply was encouraging:

<<That is correct. This is a known issue that our team is working to resolve but do not have a timeline on when that feature will be available.>>

So I guess, in time this will be corrected and available to us.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2018 at 6:08pm
Emailed and offered a bribe of homemade cookies. Here's the response I got: "Raymond here. Thank you for flying with ForeFlight. I'll tally your vote that we add support for it in the future, but only if you bake cookies for the whole Team. jk"


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A sense of humor is good!

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