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ForeFlight introduces Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver

Now there’s an affordable and easy-to-use option for flying with ADS-B weather and traffic. Sentry Mini, introduced this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, is an incredibly small, lightweight ADS-B receiver that’s specifically made for ForeFlight. It delivers subscription-free datalink weather, including radar, lightning, METARs, TAFs, and TFRs, plus dual band ADS-B traffic and WAAS GPS position. All these features are packed into a case that weighs less than two ounces and is smaller than a deck of cards.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12.4

Apple recently released iOS 12.4, which introduces a new iPhone migration option to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone, and it introduces enhancements to Apple News+.

Flying with the Garmin G1000, Connext and your iPad

Garmin's GTX 345R transponder adds ADS-B in and out capabilities to legacy G1000 glass cockpit systems and includes Connext to wirelessly connect your iPad to the panel. Here's how it all works when flying with the ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot apps.

Start planning your Oshkosh experience with the 2019 AirVenture app

The 2019 AirVenture Oshkosh app is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and much more.

How use a Garmin GDL 51 or 52 to listen to SiriusXM Radio

Garmin's top-of-the-line portable weather receivers, the compact GDL 51/52, receive more than just GPS, traffic, and weather. With an active SiriusXM subscription, pilots and passengers can also enjoy music and live sports in flight. Once you've configured all your devices, it's very easy to listen to SiriusXM Radio, but the first time you do it there are a few steps to follow - and they are probably a little different than what you expect. Here's a step-by-step explanation.

3D Review comes to ForeFlight, plus Map Annotations and Audio Checklists

ForeFlight has been on a torrid pace lately, shipping significant app updates every few weeks this spring and early summer. That continues with version 11.6, a new version that adds some unique planning and debriefing tools, enhanced annotation options, and some helpful logbook upgrades. Here's a hands-on look at what's new.

AltitudeAlert V3 adds universal iOS support, new ALT HOLD feature

The latest version of this helpful app, called simply AltitudeAlert V3, works on all iOS devices from iPhone to iPad Pro to Apple Watch. That latter device is a nice addition if you fly with one - the app will now deliver haptic alerts in addition to pop-up notifications and audio alerts. Depending on how you set up your devices, you could have an audio alert in your Bluetooth-enabled headset, a vibration on your wrist, and a message on your iPad screen.

Using your iPad on a trip to Canada

Canada is an easy flight for many pilots in the United States, and summer is the perfect time to visit. Fortunately, there are a number of iPad apps that make it easier than ever to plan and fly your flight to Canada. On a recent trip north, we were impressed with how powerful the major Electronic Flight Bag apps have become when it comes to cross-border flying.

LogTen Pro adds new map visualization feature to view logged flights

The latest update to the popular LogTen Pro digital logbook app adds a new way to visualize your flight history. The MyWorldView feature allows you to display your flights on an interactive map, showing all the locations you've been around the world.

How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit

The larger iPhone 7, 8, X and XS models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the cockpit. Here are a few options from RAM and MyGoFlight that offer convenient ways to keep them stable.