Top 10 apps for student pilots

In addition to displaying digital charts and navigation data in the cockpit, the iPad is also very good for both organization and as a training resource on the ground. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the App Store. Here are our top ten.

ForeFlight expands map functionality in latest update

ForeFlight 11.7 includes a series of small, yet powerful features, that continue to expand the app's capabilities. Here we'll show you how to use the new map interactions, VFR flyway charts, aircraft sharing and international improvements for pilots flying in Europe.

New QuickClear app simplifies U.S. Customs and eAPIS reporting

All pilots flying across the U.S. border in either direction are required to file a passenger manifest to U.S. Customs using eAPIS. There's a new app available from Jeppesen called QuickClear to assist with this procedure.

Sporty’s Pilot Training app adds four new Garmin avionics courses

Sporty’s Pilot Training platform has become the go-to app for mobile aviation training and recently added four new Garmin avionics courses covering the Garmin TXi flight displays, G5000 and Aviation Weather Radar systems.

Garmin Pilot app adds PDC, eAPIS and route optimization

Garmin released their next big update at Oshkosh this week and it's focused on bringing's premium features to the app. This includes Pre-Departure IFR Clearances (PDC), Electronic Advanced Passenger Information Service (U.S. Customs eAPIS) and Optimized Routing functionality.

Start planning your Oshkosh experience with the 2019 AirVenture app

The 2019 AirVenture Oshkosh app is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and much more.

3D Review comes to ForeFlight, plus Map Annotations and Audio Checklists

ForeFlight has been on a torrid pace lately, shipping significant app updates every few weeks this spring and early summer. That continues with version 11.6, a new version that adds some unique planning and debriefing tools, enhanced annotation options, and some helpful logbook upgrades. Here's a hands-on look at what's new.

AltitudeAlert V3 adds universal iOS support, new ALT HOLD feature

The latest version of this helpful app, called simply AltitudeAlert V3, works on all iOS devices from iPhone to iPad Pro to Apple Watch. That latter device is a nice addition if you fly with one - the app will now deliver haptic alerts in addition to pop-up notifications and audio alerts. Depending on how you set up your devices, you could have an audio alert in your Bluetooth-enabled headset, a vibration on your wrist, and a message on your iPad screen.

LogTen Pro adds new map visualization feature to view logged flights

The latest update to the popular LogTen Pro digital logbook app adds a new way to visualize your flight history. The MyWorldView feature allows you to display your flights on an interactive map, showing all the locations you've been around the world.

Deep Weather app provides quick access to NWS forecast discussions

The Deep Weather app provides direct access to all the Area Forecast Discussion data for the entire U.S. This forecast represents the "Story behind the weather story," a glimpse behind the scenes of your local TAF, and provide lots of detail not found anywhere else.