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New Flight Gear battery pack is the best charging option yet

Keeping all your portable devices charged in the cockpit isn't easy. Most pilots fly with an iPad, a smartphone, and a GPS or ADS-B receiver. There are hundreds of options for keeping all those batteries charged from cheap to very expensive (we've flown with many of them), but a new option from Flight Gear is our favorite one yet.
Stratus 3 with ForeFlight

Appareo introduces Stratus 3 with more app support, lower price

The Stratus line of ADS-B receivers has been one of the most popular iPad accessories for pilots since the first one was introduced in 2012. Now there's a new top-of-the-line Stratus, with some interesting new features, more app options, and a low introductory price.

Start planning your Oshkosh experience with the 2018 AirVenture app

The 2018 AirVenture Oshkosh is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and a schedule planner.

How to quickly scan documents into ForeFlight

More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, Apple made some significant improvements to the Notes app in iOS 11, including the addition of a powerful scanner utility. Here's how to use it.

Pilot’s guide to the new features in ForeFlight 10.2

ForeFlight released a new feature-packed update again this week that pilots will want to check out right away. Most notable in this release is a new day/night app theme selector, glance mode for synthetic vision and a 3D view of nearby ADS-B traffic.

WeatherSpork offers new approach to aviation weather

While the big electronic flight bag (EFB) apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot are loaded with weather tools, a new app is taking a different approach to help pilots make smarter preflight decisions. WeatherSpork is not an EFB app, but rather an easy-to-use app that focuses on smarter preflight weather briefings. Here's a hands-on review.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.4.1

Apple recently released version 11.4.1 of its mobile operating system. The update address bugs introduced in iOS 11.4, including an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone, along with improving the reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Exchange accounts. It also adds a new USB Restricted Mode to prevent unauthorized entry or hacking of the device through the Lightning connector. 

iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

There's a commonly-used technique that almost always works when an electronic device is acting erratically, and that is resetting the power. Whether it's a satellite receiver or computer, this usually involves powering the device...

MyRadar adds precipitation prediction feature

A new feature in the MyRadar app will alert you when precipitation is approaching your current location, useful for everyday awareness and during the final hours leading up to a flight.

Get the most from ForeFlight – Advanced tips from ForeFlight’s lead product designer

Sporty's and iPad Pilot News recently partnered with ForeFlight to present an all-new webinar to explore the latest new features in aviation's top app. The presentation, led by Ryan McBride, lead product designer at ForeFlight, provides expert advice on how to go beyond the basics and learn app shortcuts that can really pay off in flight.