Garmin Pilot adds Flight Profile view and X-Plane support

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.

G1000 simulator apps make glass cockpit transition easier

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.

New updates available for ForeFlight, Garmin, WingX Pro and FltPlan Go

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.

dBrief logbook app focuses on simplicity

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.

Testing the new Jazz weight and balance app

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.

What’s new in Sporty’s flight training apps

Like the EFB apps from ForeFlight and Garmin, Sporty's flight training apps are continuously updated with new content and features to take advantage of the latest iOS capabilities and devices. Let's take a look at what's new here.

Hands on with the FAA’s new B4UFLY drone app

Last May, the FAA released a beta version of B4UFLY, a free app which promised drone pilots a fast and easy way to stay legal. After a lengthy testing period, the app was released today for all users. We tested it out and found a lot to like.

Garmin upgrades iOS flight planning, Android layout

Garmin recently released its last update of 2015, adding some minor updates to flight planning in the iOS app and a more major change to the Android app. Here's what to look for.

What’s new in WingX Pro

WingX Pro has released a few updates this month with some additions to the app. These mainly focus on moving map enhancements, support for additional ADS-B receivers and app refinements. We'll take a look at the highlights here.

Sporty’s E6B app updated with new multitasking features

Sporty's E6B Flight Computer app was recently updated to take advantage of the new iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad. Here we'll show you how they work and how to make the most of the new capability when flying with the app.