FltPlan Go tips for power users

In this article, we continue our regular series on the finer points of popular aviation apps to help you get the most out of your Electronic Flight Bag. This week, we dive into FltPlan Go to explore some of the hidden features that can save you time or enable new functionality. Best of all, the app is free so you can follow along.

Video tip: How to use your iPad to better prepare for the next flight

Let's face it, we're viewing much of the same aviation data in our favorite iPad apps that has been around for decades. What's different now though is that this information is presented in a much more meaningful context, thanks to the iPad's high-resolution touchscreen display and innovative features from aviation app developers.

5 ways to get more out of Garmin Pilot

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.

5 weather reports you should be using in ForeFlight

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 Pilot flight plan transfer

Garmin Connext flight test – using SiriusXM and Flight Stream

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.

5 ways to plan a route in Garmin Pilot

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.

Guide to ForeFlight alerts and notifications

ForeFlight offers the ability to continuously monitor your position, altitude and flight profile to provide a number of in-app audio and visual alerts. Here we'll go through each alert type to show how to enable them and what they mean.

Video tip: iPad gotchas and hidden features

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.

Where are chart supplements and legends in ForeFlight?

Looking for MOA altitudes, chart legends, Restricted Area frequencies and all those other little chart notes? Here's where to find them in ForeFlight.

WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts

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.