ForeFlight and SXAR1 – flight test report

About a month ago, ForeFlight introduced support for the SiriusXM Aviation Receiver, also called the SXAR1. We've had the chance to fly with it on numerous trips now, and overall we've found the SXAR1 to be reliable and useful. Here are some notes from a recent cross country flight.

Using chart annotations in your favorite aviation app

Here we're going to show you how to use chart annotations in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying. They can really come in handy.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 10.1

The highly-anticipated iOS 10 software update is now available for iPhone and iPad. As with all major iOS updates, we strongly recommend that you hold off on updating your device until your aviation app and accessory developer confirms compatibility with iOS 10.
Radio Navigation Simulator US

Radio Navigation Simulator app comes to US

For years we've used the Radio Navigation Simulator app to teach new students the fundamentals of radio navigation, and to brush up on the finer points. A new update makes this app a lot more useful for US pilots.

10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and shortcuts.

Top 10 aviation apps for Apple Watch

More and more aviation app developers are starting to include Apple Watch apps along with their primary iPad/iPhone app, allowing you to access bite-size pieces of aviation data from your wrist. Here's our list of the top 10 aviation watch apps to get you started.

10 things every iPad pilot should know – latest webinar recording

The aviation landscape around the iPad is constantly changing as new iPad models, app updates and accessories are being introduced, helping to improve the in-flight digital experience for pilots. Bret Koebbe, editor of iPad Pilot News and flight instructor at Sporty's Pilot Shop, recently presented a webinar on 10 things every iPad pilot should know to help pilots stay up with the latest on everything iPad in aviation.

Are you legal to fly with the iPad? New flow chart helps you decide

The number one question we get on using an iPad for charts is whether it is “legal” for aviation use. The definition of “legal” depends on what type of flying you do and what you’re using your iPad for, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. To shed some light on the topic we've created a flow chart to help guide you through the process based on your flight operation.

Pilot’s aviation app directory

iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we've assembled a basic directory to help you locate and download them in the App Store. This certainly doesn't represent every aviation app ever created, but it highlights some of the most useful and most popular ones.

Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs

There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning features that can help reduce fuel costs on your next flight.