While Jeppesen's high quality approach charts and vast international coverage make it the go-to app for professional pilots, Jeppesen has had limited success among private pilots and aircraft owners. They hope to change that with FliteDeck VFR, a scaled-down app that was announced last year and recently updated. Here's what's new.
In the early days of aviation apps (you know, way back in 2012), developers pushed to add features. Nobody at ForeFlight or Garmin is taking a vacation, but over the last 12 months most of the major aviation apps have reached parity in terms of features. So where is the next battleground for aviation apps?
Sporty's Academy and iPad Pilot News recently presented a webinar covering a variety of topics on how to effectively use the iPad during flight training. You can watch the complete video recording of the webinar here.
While the battery life of iPads and ADS-B receivers is usually pretty good, "battery anxiety" is an ever-present issue. There are plenty of options, from cigarette lighter plugs to battery packs, but some new accessories offer more convenience than ever.
An all new webinar is coming up this Thursday on flight training with the iPad. You'll learn all about when to start using the iPad during flight training, aviation apps, flight-planning and navigation best-practices, tips for instrument student pilots, checkride techniques and more.