ForeFlight 7 delivers big update

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.

Apple Watch apps for pilots

The Apple Watch started shipping over the weekend and there already thousands of apps that support the new device. Here's a rundown of several aviation apps you'll want to check out if you were able to get your hands on one.

Sun ‘n Fun iPad presentations now available

The iPad was again a hot topic at Sun 'n Fun this past week and the subject of many seminars and forums. You can view the detailed slides from several of the presentations here.

ForeFlight shows off new online flight planner

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.

WingX Pro available for Android

WingX Pro announced today that it will soon be supporting a version for the Android operating system, allowing pilots to use the popular flight planning and navigation app on a wide-range of additional phones and tablets.

New Video: Behind the scenes with ForeFlight Synthetic Vision

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.

Quick guide to iPad forums at Sun ‘n Fun 2015

The flying season's unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2016 edition of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in. Here are a few of the most popular iPad sessions to consider.

Issues with iOS 8.3 update and external GPS receivers

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.

ForeFlight improves taxi charts with latest update

The latest update to ForeFlight adds 3 helpful new features: over 1600 new custom airport diagrams, FBO locations on taxiway diagrams and a new setting for large airplane operators to configure when the ownship is displayed on moving maps.

New Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder

Appareo, the developer behind the popular Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, released more details today on their new Stratus ESG 1090ES transponder. This affordable device includes a WAAS GPS, is designed to be simple to install, and connects directly to the Stratus 2 portable receiver for an improved user experience in the cockpit.