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, 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.

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