The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how to use each function over the course of a typical IFR flight.

Keeping your charge – iPad battery tips

An external battery pack can be a lifesaver in today’s modern cockpit. Let’s dig into the details of the devices you carry and these backup batteries to understand what you need to look for and what to avoid.
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AOPA quietly introduces flagship content delivery app

With little fanfare, AOPA recently released a new app simply titled AOPA. Users who download the app will get instant and free access to AOPA’s latest general aviation news, videos, podcasts and events. The app...

Big Google Earth update makes 3D airport flyovers easy

Google Earth has been around for over 15 years, and in that time it has changed many people's perception of our planet with its worldwide satellite images. More practically for pilots, the website and app can be useful for planning a flight to an unfamiliar airport. This week brought a major update for the iOS app with some helpful new features for pilots.

New smartPlane system converts your iPad into a panel-mount MFD

Guardian's new smartPlane system allows you to use your iPad as a panel-mounted MFD and connect it to a GPS, engine monitor and AHRS to display flight and engine instruments and a moving map display.

Portable ADS-B receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.

3 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance

While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.

Garmin Pilot 9.0 adds emergency mode, split screen syn viz, enhanced TFRs

Garmin Pilot 9.0 is out and it's packed full of features, including a new Emergency Mode, split-screen synthetic vision, helicopter weight and balance, enhanced stadium TFRs, support for new ADS-B receivers and much more.

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.
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ForeFlight and Garmin introduce new weather receivers

EAA Airventure Oshkosh is the aviation event of the summer, and it usually brings a number of product introductions. This year is proving to be no exception, with new airplanes, new engines, and new avionics all being announced over the last week. Two of the giants in the world of aviation apps and accessories, ForeFlight and Garmin, joined the fray this week. Here's a look at what's new and what it all means.