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, 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.

ForeFlight training course app updated for version 8

ForeFlight released the much-anticipated version 8 this week, which among other things enables a new dynamic, data-driven aeronautical map layer for pilots. To coincide with this release Sporty's also updated their ForeFlight training course app with new video training segments showing how to use all the new features added to the app over the past 12 months.

New update available for WingX Pro

WingX Pro users have a new update to download and check out in the app store this week. This minor update aims to further refine the app with a few new enhancements, along with a some bug fixes to improve the user experience.

Tips for using the new ForeFlight 8

ForeFlight received at lot of attention at Oshkosh this year when it previewed version 8 of its industry-leading app. That update, a major release, is now available in the App Store and it adds a number of new features and refinements. Let's explore what's changed and go over a few tips to take advantage of the latest tools.

FAR/AIM app updated for 2017, adds drone rules

This is the time of year when 2017 FAR/AIM books are released, incorporating all the changes in the last 12 months. That makes it a great time to consider an app - for less than the price of one new book, you can have an app that never expires.

New weather app provides interactive forecast maps

A new weather app called Weekend Flyer provides an interactive map that allows you to view the aviation weather forecast for airports across the U.S. for up to 3 days out. This is a great resource when heading out for a weekend trip to get a feel for what the weather will be like on the flight back home.

Get current with new Flight Review app

Sporty's recently re-released their popular Flight Review app with over 2 hours of all new HD video content, including new training on ADS-B, EFB/iPad use in the cockpit, angle of attack indicators, night flying and emergency procedures.

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