Pilot Report: flying with the Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver

The Garmin GDL 39 paired with the Garmin Pilot app provides subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic data. Learn more about how it works in this pilot report from a recent flight in a Piper Aztec.
DeLorme inReach with app

Use your iPhone in flight with the DeLorme inReach

Many pilots have come to depend on their iPhone for most of their communication needs, but in the air cell phones are useless. That's why the new DeLorme inReach is such a great idea--this portable device pairs with your smartphone to add two-way communication capability to any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device.

Stratus firmware 2.1 ships with performance enhancements

Stratus, the portable weather receiver for ForeFlight, is getting an upgrade. The trio of companies behind the iPad ADS-B receiver--Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's--announced the availability of firmware version 2.1 today, which includes improvements in GPS performance and battery life.

Garmin introduces ADS-B weather receiver for iPad, Android and Garmin portables

Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Garmin GLO GPS for iPad

Garmin introduces GLO GPS for iPad, iPhone and Android

Garmin has been the undisputed leader in aviation GPS products for over a decade, and now they are joining the iPad revolution. Today the company unveiled GLO, a portable Bluetooth GPS made for mobile devices like the iPad and Android tablets.

Having trouble viewing your iPad with night vision goggles? There’s a filter for that…

A new screen filter for the iPad allows pilots who wear night vision goggles (NVGs) to still be able to use the iPad during night operations.

New Stratus firmware available

A new Stratus firmware update is available in the latest version of ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn how to install this update to your device.
Stratus mounted on the dash

Flying with Stratus: a practical perspective

A lot of pilots are looking for a real world PIREP on the Stratus ADS-B weather receiver to see how it really works in the cockpit. We've been flying with Stratus for months now, and can share some helpful tips.

Where should I mount my iPad in the cockpit?

An important part of flying with the iPad is securing it in flight. Read on to learn about the latest in cockpit mounting accessories, from kneeboards to yoke mounts.

ADS-B webinar available

On April 19, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.
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