ADS-B traffic – when does it work, when does it not?

Confused by ADS-B traffic? We'll explain why traffic is sometimes complete and sometimes quite limited, with this series of graphics. Whether you're flying with just a portable receiver or a full avionics stack, you'll know what to expect.

Flashpass adds support for Canada, Bahamas and CARICOM

In addition to filing U.S. and Mexico eAPIS manifests, Flashpass can now take care of the required paperwork when flying to Canada, Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands.

New iPad Announced Among Apple’s Latest Mobile Lineup

With a slew of photo and video specific improvements in the new iPhone, Apple also announced today that their most popular mobile tablet, the 10" class iPad, will see a nice bump in features without an increase in price. This means better access for cash-strapped pilots who are looking to upgrade or just dip their toes into the world of mobile navigation in the cockpit.

Top 10 apps for student pilots

In addition to displaying digital charts and navigation data in the cockpit, the iPad is also very good for both organization and as a training resource on the ground. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the App Store. Here are our top ten.
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Aithre Connect app adds oxygen tank monitoring

Earlier this year we reviewed a unique new carbon monoxide detector, the Aithre Shield, that used a free app to offer precise monitoring of the cockpit environment. Now the company has added oxygen system monitoring to the mix, with an updated app and a new accessory called Altus.
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All-in-one backup: combination flashlight and USB battery pack

Flying with backup is part of any smart pilot's pre-flight plan. For us, that usually means at least a flashlight and a battery pack, since both come in handy on almost every flight. A new device is worth considering, since it combines those essential tools into one convenient product.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12.4.1

Apple most recent software update, iOS 12.4.1, implements bug fixes and improves device security. As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating until your app or accessory developer has had time to fully test compatibility with the new version.

How do I mount my tablet or phone in a helicopter?

Where to mount a tablet in a helicopter is a tricky question since the pilot typically has both hands on the controls at all times and there is no yoke to use for mounting as there is in an airplane. The high vibration environment can also pose some unique challenges. Here's our advice.

ForeFlight expands map functionality in latest update

ForeFlight 11.7 includes a series of small, yet powerful features, that continue to expand the app's capabilities. Here we'll show you how to use the new map interactions, VFR flyway charts, aircraft sharing and international improvements for pilots flying in Europe.

Video tip – How to incorporate the iPad into flight training

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” To help with the decision, Dave Zitt, VP of Flight Operations at Sporty's Academy, shares his thoughts on best practices for incorporating the iPad as an EFB when learning to fly.