Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online

John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.
ATC Routes in ForeFlight

Using ATC routes in ForeFlight

Many pilots spend a lot of time trying to guess what IFR route ATC will like. Instead of always filing direct or guessing airways, let the “ATC Routes” tool in ForeFlight help you out. It's easy to use and can save you a lot of time.

Does the iPad have a “real GPS” in it?

Four years after the first iPad shipped, lots of people are still confused about whether the game-changing tablet actually has a GPS in it. And if it does have a GPS, is it a "real" one? Let's bust some myths and settle the issue once and for all.

Understanding latitude and longitude in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates. Which one works on your iPad?

The hidden value of ForeFlight’s Imagery tab

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.

Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs

There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning features that can help reduce fuel costs on your next flight.

Optimize battery life with new iOS 8 utility

Apple delivered a wide variety of new features with the release of the iOS 8 software update. Here we'll show you how to take advantage of a new battery usage tool that can help you run your iPad more efficiently.

Tips for flying with the iPad at night

Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with the iPad at night.

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.

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.
Open

Sign up for our email newsletter.

Close