Airfoil app brings pilots together

Pilots naturally gravitate towards a sense of community at the airport, which allows us to share a common passion for aviation and learn a few things along the way. A new app call Airfoil was recently released that aims to bring this community experience to your iPhone and iPad with online discussions, aircraft listings, events and more.

Dust off your iPad’s podcast app and learn something new

There's a good chance you have a very useful app currently installed on your iPhone or iPad that you didn't know existed, which delivers new aviation content daily to your devices. Here we'll show what it can do and how to take advantage of it as a pilot.
Radio Navigation Simulator US

Radio Navigation Simulator app comes to US

For years we've used the Radio Navigation Simulator app to teach new students the fundamentals of radio navigation, and to brush up on the finer points. A new update makes this app a lot more useful for US pilots.

Top 10 aviation apps for Apple Watch

More and more aviation app developers are starting to include Apple Watch apps along with their primary iPad/iPhone app, allowing you to access bite-size pieces of aviation data from your wrist. Here's our list of the top 10 aviation watch apps to get you started.

Pilot’s aviation app directory

iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we've assembled a basic directory to help you locate and download them in the App Store. This certainly doesn't represent every aviation app ever created, but it highlights some of the most useful and most popular ones.

Aerovie update shows how Apple Watch is slowly becoming useful for pilots

With the release of watchOS3, Apple's latest operating system for the watch, performance has improved dramatically. Perhaps more importantly, app developers are giving the Apple Watch a second look, enhancing their watch apps with new features that are actually helpful. The latest example is Aerovie, maker of a popular Electronic Flight Bag app.

Trying out the surprisingly useful GPS Coordinate Converter app

No matter how sophisticated your avionics are, latitude and longitude still have a central place in aviation. As we've mentioned before, sometimes there's no substitute for the good old lat/lon coordinates: for filing flight plans, creating user waypoints or programming an FMS. A new app, GPS Coordinate Converter, aims to make GPS coordinates easier to manage.

What’s new in the FltPlan Go app

It's been a busy summer for the development team at FltPlan.com, having released numerous new features and updates to their FltPlan Go companion app. Here's a rundown of their latest weather and flight planning features you may have missed along the way.

Aerovie 4.1 adds helpful new preflight features

The Aerovie app developers have had a busy 2016, releasing six major updates to the EFB app. The latest update adds a new preflight tool to verify all the charts and weather data are downloaded for planned flights.

New version of Bad Elf GPS app available

Bad Elf was the first company to produce portable GPS receivers for iPad, and the company has released a new update to their popular Bad Elf GPS companion app adding a fresh new interface.