The 2016 edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was notably upbeat, with large crowds and plenty of new product announcements. The positive momentum was evident in the world of iPad apps and accessories, especially from big players like Garmin, ForeFlight and Avidyne. While we can't possibly recap every announcement and new feature, here are three trends that dominated the discussion in Wisconsin.
Most pilots know ForeFlight as a full-featured aviation app for iPad and iPhone, but aren't aware that they also offer a web-based flight planning application. This was recently enhanced to provide full airport information as well, including weather reports and forecasts.
Many pilots may be wondering how there can possibly be another ADS-B product, what with a slew of options from Garmin, L-3, Aspen, Appareo and Freeflight. Isn't the market full? It's certainly crowded, but Garmin's introduction this week of a new series of 1090 MHz ADS-B Out transponders is noteworthy for a few reasons.
A year is an eternity in the world of apps and tablets, so a look back at 2015 on iPad Pilot News covers a lot of ground. But in reviewing all the stories from the past 12 months, some larger trends emerge from the 137 articles we published. Here are 5 to consider.
The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday work, from spreadsheets to graphics work, but can it work for pilots? We took it flying to see.
The iPad was bigger than ever at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, with over 40 educational seminars on the topic and lots of new iPad product and app news. Here are the slides from two of the presentations covering essential iPad pilot tips and a pilot’s guide to the ADS-B system to review on your own schedule.