iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2017

The flying season’s unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2017 edition of the Sun ‘N Fun Fly-in at the Lakeland airport. There will undoubtedly be new products to see and spectacular airshows to take in. But for iPad pilots, there will also be some great opportunities to learn about the new iPad Pro models, latest iPad tips, apps and accessories.

ForeFlight 9 is out: how to use Checklists, Glide Advisor and SiriusXM Radio

Sun 'N Fun starts next week in Lakeland, Florida, which means new product announcements. ForeFlight kicked that off today with the release of the new ForeFlight 9, packed with updates and lots of new features. Let's dive right in so you know what to look for on your next flight.

iOS Update Green Light program: What’s new in iOS 10.3

Apple recently released iOS 10.3, which is a significant update for iPhone and iPad. At first glance, there are not any aviation-specific features that will benefit pilots in the airplane, but there are lots of small changes to Siri, CarPlay, the Home app and Airpods.

Get the most from ForeFlight: Advanced tips – webinar

ForeFlight, the most popular app for pilots, blends flight planning, charts, aviation weather, airport information, documents, synthetic vision and even a logbook into one complete resource. But like any software, there’s a lot to...

App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and deleting an app? It's an important distinction that comes into play when an app starts misbehaving.

Apple’s new iPad makes cockpit computing more affordable

Today Apple announced new and refreshed models for its mobile device platform. The announcement brings a new price for the iPad Mini, and an entry level 9.7 inch iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2.
Garmin Pilot flight plan transfer

Garmin Connext flight test – using SiriusXM and Flight Stream

Garmin has spent the last 18 months rapidly building out their Connext platform, which is the name they give to all the wireless links between apps and avionics. The goal is to integrate all avionics into one synchronized flow of information, whether it's weather, flight plan information, or GPS position. With the company's dominance of certified avionics, it's a smart move, and there are real benefits for pilots.

Logten Pro logbook app adds night mode and new reporting features

LogTen Pro continues to set the standard for logbook apps for iPad and iPhone. The latest update, called LogTen Pro Cadet, adds a new Night Mode, shortcuts to select recent items, new reports, support for Roster Buster and a new longer free trial period.
Stratus Power

Appareo introduces TSO-certified USB charging port

When Appareo first introduced the Stratus ADS-B receiver in 2012, it was the only product offered under that brand name. Since then, the Stratus family has grown to accommodate two portable ADS-B receivers and an ADS-B Out Transponder. This week at the Aircraft Electronics Association, the company launched the latest addition: Stratus Power.

Save time with a new aviation keyboard for ForeFlight

As pilots transition to a paperless cockpit, the scratch pad is usually the last to go. Sometimes, you just can't beat a pen and paper for copying ATIS, clearances, and taxi instructions. A new add-on aims to change that, by making ForeFlight's scratch pad faster and easier to use.