The video recording of last week's Weather Flying and the iPad is now available for viewing. Join weather guru Scott Dennstaedt and Sporty’s John Zimmerman in this one hour presentation as they explore the ForeFlight app, the Stratus ADS-B receiver and how to use both for safer weather flying.
ForeFlight released a big update this week, adding an upgraded Procedure Advisor tool for IFR pilots, a new Delta Download feature to reduce chart download times, a chart legend feature, support for the Apple Watch and a new online web-based flight planning tool.
ForeFlight is known for producing aviation's top app for iPad and iPhone, so the company is often considered to be exclusively focused on iOS software. At the 2015 Sun 'n Fun Fly-in, they proved that to be an incomplete picture, with the introduction of ForeFlight Web, a powerful online flight planning tool.
ForeFlight recently published a behind the scenes video on their new Synthetic Vision feature that provides some insight on how this feature was created. The video features an interview with Malcolm Toon, ForeFlight's lead developer for Synthetic Vision, to describe the development process and technical challenges faced along the way.
The iOS 8.3 software update from Apple last week disables the location services provided by several Bluetooth GPS receivers. For now we strongly recommend holding off on updating the iOS software on your iPhone or iPad until Apple issues another update.