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ForeFlight 101 with Brian Schiff
Basic and advanced set-up and use of ForeFlight features.
Date and Time:
Thursday, January 30, 2020, starting at 18:30 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Captain Brian Schiff
Brief Description:

ForeFlight is a comprehensive, one-stop source for all your aviation information, including weather, planning, briefing, flight plan filing, weight and balance, checklists, navigation, situational awareness on the ground and in the air, an aviation library, and much more.

ForeFlight is an awesome app—but only if you know how to use it. Come get a ForeFlight checkout and learn how to use ForeFlight expertly as the tool it was intended to be. This comprehensive checkout will help make your preflight planning easier and efficient as well as improve your situational awareness and ability to manage resources during flight.

The course will include a review of ForeFlight advanced features, including many new features to the app. Attendees will participate (hands-on) with their own tablets (bring yours) in all phases from preflight to post flight as well as emergency procedures using ForeFlight.  Whatever your level of familiarity and experience with ForeFlight, this class will make you more proficient at using this powerful flight tool.

This class will focus on VFR and IFR applications of ForeFlight.

There is no wireless network available in the classroom. If you want Internet access during the class, you need to use your own cellular data plan or bring or activate a hotspot. Note: an internal WiFi network will be utilized to connect all iPads to a class flight simulator.

Bring: your tablet with

  • Fully charged battery & portable charger & charging cable
  • Latest version of ForeFlight installed with chart data already downloaded for:
  • Texas VFR Sectionals
  • Texas Airport Diagrams


Brian SchiffATP, CFI, CFII,, MEI, AGI, IGI, is a captain for a major US airline and is type-rated on the Boeing 727, 757, 767, DC-9 (MD-80), Airbus 320, CL-65, LR-JET, and G-V. Schiff’s roots are deeply planted in general aviation where he has flown a wide variety of aircraft. He holds several flight instructor ratings and is recognized for his enthusiasm and ability to teach in way that simplifies complex procedures and concepts. He is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and has been actively instructing since earning his flight (Gold Seal) and ground instructor certificates in 1985. Schiff has been an FAA-designated examiner. He attended San Jose State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Master of Science Degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri. He regularly presents seminars about aviation safety and techniques to student and professional pilots alike.

Please bring a fully-charged iPad with ForeFlight installed and Texas charts downloaded.

Supporting documents and PowerPoint slides will be on www.CaptainSchiff.com

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Location of Seminar:
EAA Chapter 471 Hangar
1801 Navajo Circle
EAA Hangar
Abilene, TX 79602
Directions to Venue:

Held at EAA Chapter 471 Hangar. Reception at 6:30 PM -- complimentary snacks and drinks included. Seminar starts at 7:00 PM and will be approximately one hour.Aerial photo depicting hangar and parking areas here.

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Airport diagram showing location of hangar: http://www.eaa471.org/images/abimap.jpg

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  ABI
80 seats at the facility, 41 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Lynn Beard
Phone: (325) 671-8004
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Hosted by EAA Chapter 471 & Abilene Aero

Presenter: Brian Schiff - www.captainschiff.com

ForeFlight Docs HERE


Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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