What does ADS-B weather look like?

The FAA's network of ADS-B ground stations has made it easier than ever for pilots to view datalink weather in the cockpit - without paying a monthly subscription. If you haven't taken the plunge yet, come along as we take a look at all the weather products you'll see with an ADS-B receiver.

New ForeFlight video tips

Here we've gathered several new video tips from the updated version of Sporty's ForeFlight training course, showing pilots how to use the latest features in ForeFlight Mobile version 6.1.

How to print charts from aviation apps

While many pilots feel comfortable flying completely paperless with the iPad, some like to print a few IFR procedures to have as backup in the airplane. Here we'll show you how to print these charts wirelessly from ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro.

How to calculate Weight and Balance in ForeFlight

The ForeFlight app contains a powerful weight and balance feature that can help you quickly calculate and analyze your airplane's loading during preflight. Here we'll take and in-depth look at this utility and show how to best use it.

Where to find chart supplements in ForeFlight Mobile

Using the iPad for digital charts is great, but you need to know where find the supplements and legends that go with the IFR and VFR charts. Here we'll show you where they are located throughout the ForeFlight app.

10 tips to increase your runway awareness with ForeFlight

ForeFlight includes many features to help navigate large airports both during approach and on the ground to make sure you don't end up on the wrong taxiway or runway. We'll show how to take advantage of them here with these 10 helpful tips.
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How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.

iPads and panel-mount GPS interference

A lot of pilots worry about the iPad interfering with other electronics in the cockpit. In our experience, this is a non-issue--if you have your settings correct. Find out how to do that in this article.

Weather Flying and the iPad video now available

The video recording of last week's Weather Flying and the iPad is now available for viewing. Join weather guru Scott Dennstaedt and Sporty’s John Zimmerman in this one hour presentation as they explore the ForeFlight app, the Stratus ADS-B receiver and how to use both for safer weather flying.

iPad tip: the ultimate screen lock

There are several ways to lock the iPad's screen to ensure a chart stays in view during critical phases of flight. Here we're going to show you an alternate method that also allows you to lock out the hardware buttons.

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