Takeoff app offers new approach to pilot proficiency

Sporty’s recently released an all new app for pilots, offering a curated selection of aviation content for viewing when on the go. The Takeoff app includes video tips, blog posts, podcasts, photos, and aviation news - all with the goal to make flying safer and more fun.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

There are several ways to lock your iPad's screen in flight, including controls on your iPad and settings within each app. Here we'll show you all the different ways to do it.
ADS-B Traffic

Quiz: Do you know all about ADS-B traffic?

To say that the system surrounding ADS-B traffic is confusing would be an understatement. UAT, TIS-B, 1090ES, ADS-B Out, ADS-R, FIS-B and the list of acronyms goes on, but what is really essential to...

iPad connected panel buyer’s guide

More and more connected panel options are starting to hit the market, allowing you to wirelessly connect your iPad to panel-mount GPS and ADS-B receivers. Here we'll run down all the avionics options and review app compatibility.

10 ways ForeFlight can prevent a runway incursion

Here we'll look at how to take advantage of these features and how they can increase your awareness of your surroundings during terminal operations at and near the airport. Used properly, you can avoid landing on the wrong runway or becoming involved in a runway incursion.

iPad Pro 9.7″ kneeboards and mounts

The new 9.7" iPad Pro is generating a lot of interest from the pilot community, specifically because of the new anti-glare screen technology. Here we'll take a look at all the kneeboards and mounts that are compatible with the new iPad model.

Garmin Pilot app forges ahead with new capabilities

Garmin Pilot released it's 2nd major update of the year, expanding the Flight Profile view capability, adding new personal minimums alerting, runway/winds analysis, Garmin aera 660 integration and VFR charts for France.

Keeping your charge–iPad battery tips

Keeping your iPad battery in good shape should be a top priority when using the iPad for electronic charts in the cockpit. Here we'll review best practices for keeping it charged, and backup power options to consider bringing along.

Bad Elf updates GPS app

Bad Elf was the first company to produce portable GPS receivers for iPad, and a new Bad Elf companion app helps you get even more out these high-performance devices.

A pilot’s guide to ADS-B – latest webinar recording

Sporty's John Zimmerman recently hosted a webinar on ADS-B in cooperation with Jeff Johnson at Appareo, 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.