Sporty’s flight training apps updated to support new ACS

The new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) were introduced today, replacing the familiar PTS. To stay in step with this change, Sporty's released an update this week to their popular Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating apps for iPad and iPhone. Here's what's new.

Honeywell releases instrument approach preview app

A new app from Honeywell Aerospace provides a unique way to research and brief instrument approaches by allowing you to visualize procedures in a 3D environment right on your iPad.

Aerovie adds intelligent flight planning tool

The Aerovie reports app continues to pack in new features in 2016, and the latest update adds a new intelligent flight planning tool to help pick fuel stops and alternate airports when the weather is low.

New app helps IFR pilots calculate holding patterns

Unplanned holds tend to get assigned at the most inopportune times, towards the end of a flight when the weather is bad. A new app aims to take some of the guesswork out of flying a hold, by allowing you to enter all the pertinent data and displaying both instructions and a visualization of the procedure right on your iPad.

Black Box aviation app simplifies maintenance tracking

There is no shortage of pilot logbook apps available on the app store, but there aren't many options for maintaining aircraft times and records. A new app called Black Box Aviation aims to fill that void, allowing you to create maintenance records that are searchable, easily shared and securely backed up in the cloud.
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CloudAhoy adds more logging options, new playback features

CloudAhoy has found a lot of fans among general aviation pilots because of its powerful flight logging and debriefing tools. For anyone who wants to be more data-driven about reviewing training maneuvers, instrument approaches or aerobatics, the app is an invaluable. Over the past six months, the app has grown up a lot, with a focus on making it easier to review flights - no matter how you log them. Here's what's new.

Top 10 apps for pilots, non-EFB edition

The number of aviation apps continues to grow daily, with hundreds of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. Here we'll take a look at the top 10 non-EFB aviation apps we see pilots using most often.

Takeoff app offers new approach to pilot proficiency

Sporty’s recently released an all new app for pilots, offering a curated selection of aviation content for viewing when on the go. The Takeoff app includes video tips, blog posts, podcasts, photos, and aviation news - all with the goal to make flying safer and more fun.

Garmin Pilot app forges ahead with new capabilities

Garmin Pilot released it's 2nd major update of the year, expanding the Flight Profile view capability, adding new personal minimums alerting, runway/winds analysis, Garmin aera 660 integration and VFR charts for France.

Bad Elf updates GPS app

Bad Elf was the first company to produce portable GPS receivers for iPad, and a new Bad Elf companion app helps you get even more out these high-performance devices.