Stratus mounted on the dash

Flying with Stratus: a practical perspective

A lot of pilots are looking for a real world PIREP on the Stratus ADS-B weather receiver to see how it really works in the cockpit. We've been flying with Stratus for months now, and can share some helpful tips.

Where should I mount my iPad in the cockpit?

An important part of flying with the iPad is securing it in flight. Read on to learn about the latest in cockpit mounting accessories, from kneeboards to yoke mounts.

Flight Advisory – GPS testing near Florida coast may lead to unavailable GPS signal

The FAA does periodic testing of GPS which can result in unreliable or unavailable GPS signals in specific regions of the country. The next testing session is scheduled for May 4 - 13, and centers around an area 70NM east of Jacksonville, FL. Here are the details.

Bad Elf GPS releases update to iPad app, adds new features

Bad Elf, the company who makes the popular external GPS accessory for iPad, recently released an update to their supplemental GPS app adding several new features - read the details here.
WingX Pro7 version 6.4

WingX update adds ADS-B traffic and obstacles

Hilton Software, maker of the popular WingX Pro7 app, recently announced that version 6.4 is now available in the App Store. This upgrade adds a number of features, including ADS-B traffic and obstacles on...

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.