iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 10.3.3

Apple recently released iOS 10.3.3, which primarily includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and other minor operating system improvements. As with all iOS updates, we strongly suggest that you hold off on updating your devices until your aviation app and accessory developers have time to test compatibility with the new software.
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ForeFlight and Garmin introduce new weather receivers

EAA Airventure Oshkosh is the aviation event of the summer, and it usually brings a number of product introductions. This year is proving to be no exception, with new airplanes, new engines, and new avionics all being announced over the last week. Two of the giants in the world of aviation apps and accessories, ForeFlight and Garmin, joined the fray this week. Here's a look at what's new and what it all means.

2017 AirVenture Oshkosh app is out and it’s the best one yet

The 2017 AirVenture Oshkosh is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and a schedule planner.

Flying with Jepp charts in ForeFlight version 9.2

It was big news last month when Jeppesen and ForeFlight announced a deal to collaborate on charting data and app development. Now it's a reality, with the release of ForeFlight version 9.2. Here's what Jeppesen charts look like in the app, and how to get set up.

How to safely contain a tablet fire

Many airlines and corporate flight departments require pilots to carry fire containment systems on all flights. After all, in a pressurized airplane at 37,000 feet, you can't exactly throw the tablet out the window. Fortunately, there's a new option that is both portable and far less expensive than traditional systems.

ForeFlight keyboard updated with improved design

FFKeyboard has come a long way since we first flew with it back in March and now includes an improved, color-coded button layout. The new design groups similar abbreviations and phrases together with various colors, and also includes a new swipe shortcut gesture to quickly move between each keyboard layout.

iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

This week's tip explains how a simple power reset can solve app problems, wireless accessory issues and sluggish performance.

5 ForeFlight shortcuts to use on your next flight

Today's aviation apps are jam-packed full of so many useful features that it can be challenging to remember when and how to use them all. Here are five shortcuts to check out while planning your next flight.

Dual continues to update its line of ADS-B receivers

For the last two years, Appareo's Stratus 2S and Garmin's GDL 39 3D have dominated the market for portable ADS-B receivers, but Dual Electronics has carved out a successful niche as well. Their strategy has been to offer affordable receivers that work with a wide variety of apps, making them our top picks for pilots flying with Aerovie, FltPlan Go, WingX, and FlyQ.
Flight Gear charger plugged in

The best USB charging accessory for pilots?

For pilots using a tablet as their primary chart reference, keeping an iPad charged isn't just a convenience - it's a safety of flight issue. Fortunately, there are a whole host of solutions that can keep your battery topped off; unfortunately, many were developed for cars and not airplanes. Now there's a new option that is made for aviation but inexpensive.