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Portable ADS-and SiriusXM 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.

Flying with Garmin’s Flight Stream 510

Garmin is continuing its relentless push for a connected cockpit, with avionics and apps that allow a wide variety of portable and panel-mount products to sync up. The latest (and greatest) offering is the Flight Stream 510, a tiny card that unlocks an impressive number of features. We recently flew with it and the latest version of the Garmin Pilot app and came away very impressed. Here's a detailed review.

Optimize your iPad’s location services settings

The iPad's software settings allow you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.

Product PIREP video: Flight Gear Battery Pack

Keeping all your electronic devices charged in the cockpit is a continual struggle for many pilots. Between an iPad (or two), an iPhone, an ADS-B receiver and passenger needs, the power requirements can be quite high. A new battery pack from Flight Gear solves this problem and is specifically made for pilots. We went flying with it to see what it can do.

Flying with Stratus 3 and the FltPlan Go app

Stratus 3 was released last month and for the first time offered compatibility with apps like FltPlan Go, WingX Pro and FlyQ, in addition to ForeFlight. Here we'll show the steps required to connect it to FltPlan Go and how to access the ADS-B weather products in the app.

How to safely contain a tablet fire

Many airlines and corporate flight departments require pilots to carry fire containment systems on all flights. After all, in a pressurized airplane at 37,000 feet, you can't exactly throw the tablet out the window. Fortunately, there's a new option that is both portable and far less expensive than traditional systems.

A systematic approach to planning a trip in ForeFlight

How do you plan a flight - from the Maps page, the Flights page or somewhere else? In this post, we'll walk through a procedure for planning a flight and considering all the important information. It's certainly not the only way to plan a flight in ForeFlight, but it should get you thinking.

ADS-B Update: equipping for 2020 and reviewing portables

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, is a hot topic among pilots right now. With the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip with ADS-B Out coming up fast, the time to make a decision about a panel upgrade is here. In addition, a new group of portable ADS-B receivers have been introduced this year, making it a great time to add in-flight weather to your favorite EFB app. In this fast-paced webinar recording, you'll learn all about ADS-B In, ADS-B Out, the options for equipment, and some operating tips.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh recap for iPad pilots (it was a big year)

There were lots of new product announcements at EAA AirVenture this year, including new ADS-B receivers, gadgets for the cockpit and aviation app updates. Here's a recap of what was introduced.

Garmin Pilot app adds engine monitoring and document viewer

The Garmin Pilot app received a big update this week, adding a new document viewer, engine instrument integration, new weather features, and integration with the new D2 Delta PX aviator watch.