The more often you use an app, the more you learn about it. And so it is with Garmin Pilot, a powerful electronic flight bag app that packs in a lot of features - but only for those who know where to look. If you're already a pro at the basics like flight planning and chart downloads, check out these five tips to take your skills to the next level.
Pilots have always been obsessed with weather, and the iPad makes it easier than ever to view a wide variety of forecasts and observations. That means the average general aviation pilot has powerful tools to make better preflight weather decisions - but only if you know where to look. Here are 5 weather products you should review in ForeFlight that go beyond the basics.
Garmin has spent the last 18 months rapidly building out their Connext platform, which is the name they give to all the wireless links between apps and avionics. The goal is to integrate all avionics into one synchronized flow of information, whether it's weather, flight plan information, or GPS position. With the company's dominance of certified avionics, it's a smart move, and there are real benefits for pilots.
Garmin Pilot has expanded tremendously over the last few years, adding features and options that make it an all-in-one pilot resource. In spite of all the sophisticated in-flight tools, like synthetic vision and datalink weather, one of the most useful features of any EFB app is flight planning. Garmin Pilot offers a number of ways to do this.
The iPad is one of the best consumer tablets on the market for pilots, thanks to its bright screen, great battery life and aviation application support. It's not perfect, though, and our latest video tip explores a few of the"gotchas" that can sneak up on you if you're not careful.
Looking for MOA altitudes, chart legends, Restricted Area frequencies and all those other little chart notes? Here's where to find them in ForeFlight.
The WingX Pro moving map page provides a wide variety of configuration options to display multiple windows simultaneously. Here we'll show you the various options and how to set them up.
Most ForeFlight pilots use the Airports and Maps tabs most often. That makes sense, because these two sections of the app have an incredible number of features that are useful for everyday flying. But that doesn't mean the rest of the app can be ignored. In particular, the Imagery tab deserves more attention than most pilots give it - after some recent changes, it's more valuable than ever.
There's a lot of confusion surrounding the ICAO flight plan form and the FAA's move to stop accepting the FAA/domestic form. Here we'll break it down in plain English and help you make the transition to filing ICAO flight plans from your favorite app on your iPad.