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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.