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Configure ForeFlight to display LiveTraffic‘s traffic
In LiveTraffic‘s Settings you need to enable the output channel ForeFlight. Usually, your own position and the planes created through tracking data ("traffic") will appear soon in ForeFlight.
Settings > Output Channels > ForeFlight
In ForeFlight, make sure the device "LiveTraffic", which appears as soon as the app receives the first broadcast from LiveTraffic, is enabled. This is usually the case and it should also not disable itself, but just to be sure:
ForeFlight: Settings > Devices > LiveTraffic: Enabled
To see other traffic than only the user's plane also enable the layer called "Traffic".
The "Traffic" layer seems to be reset every now and then! So if you see no traffic in ForeFlight, double-check the "Traffic" layer is enabled:
ForeFlight: Aero & TFRs: Enable "Traffic"
RealTraffic also feeds into ForeFlight! If also RealTraffic is enabled you will likely see two sets of traffic, one from a device "LiveTraffic" and one from a device "PSX" (which is RealTraffic's data). Ideally, you disable the "PSX" device within ForeFlight. However, as the "PSX" device might appear sporadically only this is simpler written than done.
X-Plane itself can also feed directly (Settings > Network > iPhone, iPad, and External Apps > Other Mapping Apps). If this is enabled then you might also see AI planes controlled by X-Plane in ForeFlight, displayed with their internal tail number (like N172SP for the Cessna, or N816NN for the B738).
So generally, ForeFlight can receive data from various sources in parallel. Before blaming LiveTraffic for bad (or good, for that matter) data make sure it's the only feeding application.
Last modified 6mo ago