Improving pilot weather briefings has been a focus of aviation apps since the iPhone was first introduced. With the variety of sources and the often unreadable ALL CAP text formats, some good data visualization can have a powerful impact. The latest example of this trend is the wx24Pilot app, which aims to make text weather a thing of the past.
Aviation app companies continue to release new updates at a moderate pace, with a big focus on both portable and panel-mount hardware compatibility. Today we're going to look at what's new in the popular ForeFlight app, along with 2 other rapidly growing apps in the EFB app market, Aerovie Reports and FltPlan Go.
Garmin is charging full speed ahead into 2016 with big enhancements to both its ADS-B transponder and mobile app product lines. Here we'll take a look at what's new in the Garmin Pilot app for iPad.
If you fly the G1000, sometimes all you need is a basic simulator on your iPad that allows you to push buttons and turn (simulated) knobs. To fill this need, we've recently been using two apps from Simionic, a small company that's more for simulator pilots than Cirrus or Cessna pilots.
We're only a few weeks into 2016 and most of the major aviation EFB companies have already released updates adding new features to their apps. Here we'll take a look at what's new in ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, WingX Pro and FltPlan Go.
There is no shortage of full-featured logbook apps on the market for iPhone and iPad. While most try to pack in as many features as possible, a relatively new entrant to the field called dBrief Pilot Logbook is taking a different approach by focusing on simplicity. Check out a full review of app here.
There are plenty of options for computing weight and balance on the iPad. Whether it's an integrated app (like ForeFlight's built-in tool) or a standalone app (like Aviation W&B), pilots have no excuse for failing to compute gross weight and CG before every flight. One of the more recent entrants in the market is called Jazz Weight and Balance, which offers a powerful and polished app for pilots of almost any general aviation airplane.