iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.

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.

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.

ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms

ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data from the National Weather Service and the standard weather briefing option provided by Flight Service. This week's video tip dives deeper into these resources to help you keep an eye on the development of hazardous weather from both a long and short-range perspective.

Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately, there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.

Video: flying with Garmin Connext and Garmin Pilot

Garmin's Connext platform wirelessly integrates a host of portable and panel-mount avionics, from transponders and video cameras to satellite messengers and apps. In this video PIREP, you'll go flying to see Connext in action, including how the Garmin Pilot app works as the hub for everything.

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.