The iPad is an excellent resource for those flying single-pilot in GA airplanes, but it still requires lots of heads down time to find the necessary information for each phase of flight. Voice recognition and digital assistant features like Siri might provide a better way for us to interact with these devices and provide more meaningful information in flight.
It hasn't taken long for today's aviation EFB apps to become fairly similar in their core capabilities, offering flight planning, weather, digital charts and in-flight navigation. Each app has some powerful hidden features when you dig deeper, and Garmin is right at the top when it comes to offering some unique capabilities that increase both utility and safety when using the app.
As popular as XM Weather has become, the company (now called SiriusXM after a merger) has largely missed out on the iPad boom. That might be changing now, with the announcement today that the SiriusXM Aviation Receiver works with ForeFlight.
The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.
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.
ForeFlight introduced a digital logbook feature late in 2015, and anecdotal evidence suggests it has been very popular. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your new logbook.
The much-anticipated iOS 10 software update is now available for your iPhone and iPad. There are several things pilots should take into consideration when deciding when to update, and we’ll cover them here. We’ll also take a look at several new iOS 10 features that pilots should take note of after updating.
Apple's annual September get-together has become a highly anticipated event for technology fans, as the company usually announces new hardware and features just in time for Christmas shopping. This year's edition lacked some of the usual fireworks, with no iPad changes and relatively modest iPhone upgrades, but there was still plenty of news. Let's cut through the hype and explore what pilot should know.