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Deep Weather app provides quick access to NWS forecast discussions

The Deep Weather app provides direct access to all the Area Forecast Discussion data for the entire U.S. This forecast represents the "Story behind the weather story," a glimpse behind the scenes of your local TAF, and provide lots of detail not found anywhere else.

5 quick Garmin Pilot tips

We often get asked, "If I have a panel full of Garmin, does that mean I should use Garmin Pilot for my EFB app?" There's no simple answe, but it's definitely worth a serious look. Here are some examples of the deep integration possible with a Flight Stream and Garmin panel-mount avionics (in this case a Garmin GTN 750 and G600 TXi glass panel).

Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately, there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.

Apple announces iOS 13 and iPadOS – what pilots need to know

Apple announced the latest software updates for iPhone and iPad at their annual developer conference this week. Here's a look at the new features pilots will be most interested in and why they matter.

ADS-B weather adds new product, faster radar updates

One of the promises of ADS-B datalink weather (technically called FIS-B) was that it would improve over time, with new weather products and better performance coming out free of charge. Over the last month, tens of thousands of pilots flying with subscription-free ADS-B weather have seen even more new products appear. It doesn't require any new hardware, just an update to the latest version of ForeFlight. 
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Electronic flight bag legal briefing for pilots – 2019 edition

Each year we publish a plain-language review of the FARs and Advisory Circulars pertaining to the use of iPads and electronic flight bags in the cockpit. This is great information for pilots looking to make the transition from paper charts to an iPad, but should also be reviewed by experienced iPad pilots as well.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12.3.1

Apple recently released iOS 12.3, which focuses on a redesigned TV app for iPhone and iPad. It also includes support for AirPlay 2 on compatible TVs, allowing you to AirPlay content from your device to newer TVs from LG, Samsung and Vizio.

How to calculate takeoff and landing distance with ForeFlight 11.4

ForeFlight's latest update is chock full of new features, including takeoff and landing performance planning, flight sharing, enhanced NavLogs and automated photos in the logbook. Here's a look at how to use all the new features.

How to keep your iPad from overheating in flight

Based on an iPad Pilot News reader survey we conducted, over 70% of respondents reported that they have had the iPad shut down on them at least once in flight due to overheating. This is by far the most common problem reported by pilots when flying with an iPad, but it can be prevented with a little bit of planning and preparation.

New Aviation Weather course available in Sporty’s Pilot Training app

Sporty's Pilot Training app platform has become the go-to app for pilots' aviation training needs, and the latest release adds an all-new Aviation Weather course, and new training features to the Android app.