Apple unveils new larger iPad Pro

Apple announced a wide variety of new products today, including 2 new iPad models. We'll take a look at both of them here to show you what's new and how they'll benefit pilots.

New training programs available for ForeFlight pilots

It's important to take time to fully learn and understand how to use your iPad applications before flying with them in the cockpit. Here's a collection of valuable ForeFlight training resources to help you better learn aviation's top app.

Avare offers free all-in-one EFB app for Android

While the iPad is the most widely-used tablet among pilots, there are a growing number of Android apps that offer similar capabilities for pilots flying with these phones and tablets. Here we're going to take a closer look at the Avare app for Android, which is 100% free and contains a wealth of features for pilots.

MyGoFlight releases new Universal iPad Cradle

MyGoFlight recently released a new Universal iPad Cradle for its Flex Mount system. This allows you to use the yoke or suction cup mount with any size iPad, with or without the case.

Flying with ADS-B receivers – a real world scenario

With features like traffic, flight data recording and synthetic vision, ADS-B receivers are more like all-in-one iPad sensor packages these days. Here's a look at how we might fly a typical flight with an ADS-B receiver to take advantage of all its safety features.

Latest Aviation Tutorials app demystifies avionics and navigation

Aviation Tutorials has been creating pilot training courses for years, originally on CD-ROM and now as dedicated iPad apps. The company recently released an all-new training app, called Navigation and Advanced Avionics. Here's a preview.

Take control of your iPad’s location services settings

The iPad's software settings allows you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.

ADS-B webinar recording now available

Sporty's recently hosted a webinar on ADS-B, covering the basics of the system plus options for both panel-mount and portable ADS-B avionics. This fast-paced presentation covered a lot of ground, and the video recording is now available.

How to use the ForeFlight Imagery tab for pre-flight weather briefings

Based on our completely unscientific surveys, most ForeFlight pilots use the Airports and Maps tabs most often. In particular, the Imagery tab deserves more attention than most pilots give it - after a recent redesign and expansion, it's more valuable than ever.

New professional iPad battery backup is the best yet

Running out of battery power is a nightmare scenario for many pilots flying with iPads. The new Professional Power backup battery will give you peace of mind, providing plenty of backup power and four USB charging ports.