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Video: flying with portable weather receivers

Datalink weather has the potential to make your flying safer and more comfortable—but only if you know how to use it properly. Join iPad Pilot News contributor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM, and how to use them in flight. The webinar recording includes over an hour of practical tips for pilots of all levels.

How to use your iPad as a digital copilot – webinar recording

Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News hosted a webinar covering a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad & the ForeFlight Mobile app. The webinar was presented by John Zimmerman, a pilot at Sporty’s Pilot Shop and publisher of iPad Pilot News. This info-packed presentation explored topics applicable to pilots of all iPad experience levels.

Video tip: How to interpret ForeFlight’s map weather layers

Do you know the difference between base and composite radar reflectivity, enhanced vs. infrared satellite imagery, or how to interpret the icing forecast layers in ForeFlight? Our latest video tip explains it all.
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Flying with the iPad as your digital copilot – new webinar recording

View the recording from the recent webinar from iPad Pilot News here. The presentation covered a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad, like how to develop your own iPad standard operating procedures and how to use it effectively as a digital copilot.

Video tip – How to incorporate the iPad into flight training

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” To help with the decision, Dave Zitt, VP of Flight Operations at Sporty's Academy, shares his thoughts on best practices for incorporating the iPad as an EFB when learning to fly.
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Video: tips for flying with datalink weather on the iPad

Datalink weather has the potential to make your flying safer and more comfortable - but only if you know how to use it properly. Join iPad Pilot News contributor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM and how to use them in flight. The webinar recording includes over an hour of practical tips for pilots of all levels.

Garmin Pilot: How to use the document viewer and advanced weather products

Garmin Pilot is one of the most advanced and capable aviation apps available to pilots today, but it can be challenging at times to keep up with all that it can do. Here are 3 quick video tips to show how to use the new Document viewer, Model Output Statistics (MOS) weather forecast and storm cell movement.

Video tip: Using the iPad as your digital copilot

Pilots have lots of flexibility when it comes to integrating the iPad into the cockpit. It can be especially helpful when flying single-pilot in challenging weather or in busy airspace, assisting you with IFR route planning, clearances, airspace alerts, traffic avoidance and surface monitoring while taxiing. 

Product PIREP video: ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B Receiver

ForeFlight introduced Sentry at EAA AirVenture 2018, and the small ADS-B receiver has found a following since then. At $499, it's a good value and packs a lot of features into a small device. We took it flying in a Cirrus SR22 to see how it performs, and to compare it to Stratus 3, the other popular ADS-B receiver for ForeFlight.

Product PIREP video: Flight Gear Battery Pack

Keeping all your electronic devices charged in the cockpit is a continual struggle for many pilots. Between an iPad (or two), an iPhone, an ADS-B receiver and passenger needs, the power requirements can be quite high. A new battery pack from Flight Gear solves this problem and is specifically made for pilots. We went flying with it to see what it can do.