CloudAhoy has found a lot of fans among general aviation pilots because of its powerful flight logging and debriefing tools. The new version 5.0 expands its usefulness by bringing new technology to its flight analysis features and offering the ability to display your international track logs on worldwide charts.
Sporty's has offered flight training courses specifically made for the iPhone and iPad since 2012, combining video segments and written test prep features. While the Learn to Fly App has seen a number of updates over the years, 2017 has brought the most significant update in some time. Here are some of the highlights.
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.
Sporty's has been in the E6B flight computer business since the company started in the early 1960s. Today the newest version of Sporty's E6B is now available, extending the full functionality of the mobile app version to the Apple Watch.
ForeFlight released their first big update for 2017, adding new preflight weather features, chart color inversion for en route charts and approach plates, logbook enhancements and a few new in-flight utilities.
There are thousands of weather apps for the general public, from free to quite expensive. These are great for deciding whether you need a jacket tomorrow, but when it comes to aviation weather--looking at thunderstorms, ice, turbulence, visibility and so much more--these apps just aren't enough. So we'll focus on apps that offer more for pilots, both free and paid.
Garmin released the first big update for 2017 to their Pilot app this week, adding a variety of features designed to improve safety, connectivity and convenience when flying with the app. By utilizing their expertise in panel-mount avionics development and integrating closely with Garmin hardware accessories, the app continues to introduce functionality not available in any other EFB app.
StationWeather provides pilots with a quick method to view a nice graphical display of METARs and TAFs, without the hassle of digging them out of your full-featured aviation EFB app.
The Aspen EFD1000 electronic primary flight display (PFD) is one of the most popular flight instrument upgrades for GA aircraft. A new training app for iPad emulates this device, allowing you to interact with the buttons, controls and screen to better learn the system from the comfort of your home or office.