Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.
While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.
Garmin Pilot 9.0 is out and it's packed full of features, including a new Emergency Mode, split-screen synthetic vision, helicopter weight and balance, enhanced stadium TFRs, support for new ADS-B receivers and much more.
Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.
Apple recently released iOS 10.3.3, which primarily includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and other minor operating system improvements. As with all iOS updates, we strongly suggest that you hold off on updating your devices until your aviation app and accessory developers have time to test compatibility with the new software.
EAA Airventure Oshkosh is the aviation event of the summer, and it usually brings a number of product introductions. This year is proving to be no exception, with new airplanes, new engines, and new avionics all being announced over the last week. Two of the giants in the world of aviation apps and accessories, ForeFlight and Garmin, joined the fray this week. Here's a look at what's new and what it all means.
The 2017 AirVenture Oshkosh is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and a schedule planner.
It was big news last month when Jeppesen and ForeFlight announced a deal to collaborate on charting data and app development. Now it's a reality, with the release of ForeFlight version 9.2. Here's what Jeppesen charts look like in the app, and how to get set up.
Many airlines and corporate flight departments require pilots to carry fire containment systems on all flights. After all, in a pressurized airplane at 37,000 feet, you can't exactly throw the tablet out the window. Fortunately, there's a new option that is both portable and far less expensive than traditional systems.
FFKeyboard has come a long way since we first flew with it back in March and now includes an improved, color-coded button layout. The new design groups similar abbreviations and phrases together with various colors, and also includes a new swipe shortcut gesture to quickly move between each keyboard layout.