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Quiz: What do these aviation iPad acronyms mean?

Aviation is full of acronyms and the growth of iPad apps and new FAA technology has only expanded this unique library of aviation code. Take our latest quiz and see if you can decode the plethora of letters you might come across in ForeFlight during your next flight.

Two new webinar recordings: Advanced ForeFlight and iPad Proficiency

Sporty's Pilot Shop is in the middle of hosting its virtual airshow during the month of July, which includes a series of online events, webinars, product specials and entertainment available free to pilots around the world.

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

Garmin's top-of-the-line portable weather receivers, the compact GDL 52 and GDL 51, receive more than just GPS and weather. With an active SiriusXM subscription, pilots and passengers can also enjoy music and live sports in flight. But there are some important steps to follow in order to avoid frustration. Here's a step-by-step review.
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Sporty’s and ForeFlight launch “virtual poker run” with track logs

As part of its Virtual Airshow this month, an online celebration of aviation to help ease the pain of a cancelled 2020 AirVenture Oshkosh, Sporty's has partnered with ForeFlight to offer a virtual poker run contest. The goal is to encourage pilots to fly this summer, whether it's a local flight or a long cross-country, and then share it with others. One winner will be awarded a Sentry ADS-B receiver.

Creating your own iPad proficiency review

As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.

Four preflight features we like in Stratus Insight

Every app has its own perspective and idiosyncrasies, and Stratus Insight is no exception. Some of the unique features and design choices work well; others are a little confusing. Here are four we really like.

ForeFlight adds runway hotspots, timer, street addresses to version 12.5

After a blockbuster app update last month, ForeFlight's June release is smaller in scale but still includes some nice additions. Here's a review.

What to expect from iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Apple kicked off its annual developer conference Monday with a traditional keynote presentation to show off the latest features coming to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The latest operating system introduces a new app home screen layout for iPhone, dynamic widgets and hundreds of other new features which will debut in the fall.

Get the most out of ForeFlight’s track log feature

High on our list of under-appreciated features in ForeFlight is track logging. The ability to automatically record your flight and then replay them in the comfort of your home can make your flying more precise and make it easier to share a memorable trip. Here's an overview.

How to mark up charts in your aviation app

Many aviation apps offer the ability to add annotations and markups directly on charts. With the Apple Pencil (or even a "dumb" stylus), it's even easier. Here we're going to show you how to use this feature in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying.