What’s the best iPad for pilots – 2020 buyer’s guide

Considering your first iPad or upgrading your old one? There are a lot of options. In this article, we'll walk you through all the options, then offer our choice for the best overall aviation tablet.

Portable ADS-B 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.

New Flight Gear kneeboard offers universal fit for different iPad sizes

Kneeboards remain a very popular option for securing an iPad in the cockpit, but one issue that comes up frequently with iPad kneeboards is compatibility: which kneeboards work with which iPads? Fortunately, the latest Flight Gear iPad Kneeboard solves this problem, with a universal design that adapts to almost every tablet size, with or without a case.

Garmin Pilot improves display of NOTAMs in latest update

Garmin Pilot's latest update improves the visibility of important flight data by displaying airspace and obstacles NOTAMs graphically on the moving map. The latest version also adds new shortcut controls to the Flight Profile view to quickly configure the weather and airspace layers.

ForeFlight 12.10 adds forecast cloud layer and 3D internet traffic

ForeFlight's 11th major release of 2020 continues the trend from previous updates: sophisticated new weather features for Pro Plus and Performance Plus subscribers, but some helpful tweaks for Basic subscribers too. Here's a look at the latest additions.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS and iPadOS 14.2

Apple recently released iOS and iPad OS 14.2, which adds a wide variety of new features and capabilities. This includes support for new HomePod and AirPod features, new emoji and wallpaper, new AirPlay controls, new LIDAR capabilities (iPhone/iPad Pro), and much more.

Stratus Insight Adds Smart Traffic Filtering

After buying Aerovie in 2019, it took nearly a year for Appareo, maker of the popular Stratus line of ADS-B receivers, to show us what they were working on.  Aerovie had a small but...

How to preflight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

You'll want to create a checklist that works for your apps, accessories and your airplane. Customize it so that you'll actually use it before every flight. With that in mind, though, here's a basic checklist to consider that applies to most apps.

Using iPad screenshots to save aviation information for offline access

We've used screenshots to store Google Earth images of new airports, fly-in procedures, detailed weather graphics that aren't available via ADS-B, and much more. Apple has continued to refine this utility over the past few years – here's how to take advantage of the latest features in iOS 14.

Sporty’s 2021 Courses now available in the Pilot Training app

Sporty's Pilot Training app for iPhone/iPad, Android and TV just received a major update, adding new test prep features, a checkride prep section, document annotations, a flight sim guide and much more.