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Tips for flying with the Garmin D2 Delta and Garmin Pilot

Smartwatches continue to be a big hit with pilots as they've become more and more useful in the cockpit. Here we'll take a look at how to use the new Garmin D2 Delta PX watch, including how to use it with the Garmin Pilot app and take advantage of the new pulse oximeter feature.

Garmin inReach Mini offers compact way to text and track

Last year we did an extended test with the inReach satellite communicator, an established product from Delorme that Garmin had recently acquired. Overall we liked it, as it offered a relatively affordable and portable way to add some connectivity in the cockpit. Now there's a new, smaller option: the inReach Mini.

Pilot’s guide to iOS 12

Apple released the next major software update for iPad and iPhone this week, called iOS 12. While the update primarily focuses on improving speed and performance, you’ll find hundreds of other new features and improvements for both iPhone and iPad. Here's what to look for.

Troubleshooting Stratus connection problems

The latest generation of portable ADS-B receivers has proven to be quite reliable in the cockpit, but as with any technical product there is a learning curve. Since all of these devices wirelessly transmit data to your tablet, one of the first areas to consider is the WiFi or Bluetooth connection. Let's look at how to troubleshoot potential connection problems with a Stratus 3.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12

iOS 12 is now available for download for iPhone and iPad and primarily focuses on performance improvements for both newer and older devices. Also included with the update is a collection of new features and user interface improvements, which we'll cover in detail here later this week. As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating until your app or accessory developer has had time to fully test compatibility with the new software.

Quiz: Are you really legal to fly with an iPad?

It's time to test your knowledge on the rules and best practices related to flying with an iPad in the airplane. This interactive quiz will check your iPad flight IQ and includes links to additional resources for more information on each topic.

Apple’s New Lineup of iPhones is XS-ive

Today Apple made a large hoo-ha about its newest iPhone, which is pretty much the old iPhone but better. Many a buzzword was tossed around like bionic computing, machine learning, neural engine and others. But practically speaking what does that mean for pilots that use mobile technology in the cockpit?
iPad in hands

Top 10 apps for student pilots

In addition to displaying digital charts and navigation data in the cockpit, the iPad is also very good for both organization and as a training resource on the ground. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the App Store. Here are our top ten.

ForeFlight adds support for Garmin GDL 50, 51, and 52

A new generation of portable weather receivers has hit the market over the last year, with new hardware from Appareo, Garmin, and uAvionix offering new features and (in general) lower prices. ForeFlight recently announced support for the latest receivers from Garmin, which means new options for pilots - especially in the world of satellite weather.

ADS-B traffic explained

Portable ADS-B receivers for the iPad can receive ADS-B traffic in addition to weather. But unlike weather, which is broadcast continuously, traffic is only transmitted in response to specific prompts. This can make ADS-B traffic very confusing - when does it work and when doesn't it work?