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.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It’s important before each flight to properly configure the iPad’s wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.

AOPA releases all-new pre-flight app

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a somewhat rocky history with aviation apps. But now the organization is back, with a new app called AOPA GO. Is it worth downloading?

iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.

Garmin D2 Bravo watch adds deeper app integration

Smartwatches are one of the hottest accessories in the world of consumer electronics, and aviation is no exception. While the Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention lately, GPS pioneer Garmin hasn't been sitting back and watching.