Top 10 iPad apps for student pilots

The iPad is a great tool for pilots of all skill levels, from airline captains to student pilots. Read on to see our ten favorite apps for student pilots, providing tools for flight training, organization, navigation and digital charts.

ADS-B webinar available

On April 19, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.
LogTen Pro

LogTen Pro app review

One of the first truly stand-alone logbook apps for iPad was LogTen Pro, and the app has continued to improve over the years. The latest version, LogTen Pro Universal, is the best yet, and works on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. We take it for a spin.
In-flight weather on ForeFlight

ForeFlight update adds Stratus support

ForeFlight recently released version 4.5, a substantial update for the app that enables ADS-B weather and adds other features. The update is free, and available in the iTunes App Store. Let's take a look at the new features.

Bought a new iPad? How to easily transfer your data from your old one

Looking to transfer all your apps, data and media from your old iPad to a new one? This week's iPad video tip shows you how.

First look: the new Garmin Pilot iPad app

The new Garmin Pilot app just received a comprehensive update, including the addition of a slick new interface. Our app reviewer runs it through a test flight to see how it performs in the cockpit.
ADS-B coverage map

New ADS-B stations go live

The new Stratus weather receiver generated a lot of interest at the recent Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Florida. One of the questions that comes up first is, "when will my area get ADS-B coverage?" The good news is that the FAA is rapidly building out the ADS-B ground network, and 16 ground stations just went live.

Digital chart fee proposal not yet finalized

The FAA originally stated that on April 1 they would begin charging pilots for digital chart data. That date has come on and gone, and there is still no system in place for them to collect the fees. Read on learn the latest about the FAA's plan.

Missed the iPad seminar at Sun ‘n Fun last week? Review it here

New to the iPad? Want to learn all about the latest aviation apps, accessories and tips and tricks? Here you'll find a recap of the "Flying with the iPad" seminar that was presented last week at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.