The App Store has a plethora of niche apps that might do well do supplement tasks for pilots. Here’s a list of six apps we find useful.
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About Chris Clarke
Having a childhood dream of aviation, Chris first became an Aviation Explorer, motivating him to earn his private pilot's license as a teenager. During his four years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University he earned his commercial, multi-engine certificate with an instrument rating. While experimenting in seaplanes, gliders, and a variety of other personal aircraft, Chris developed a passion for general aviation and shares that passion as he develops aviation training apps and content for Sporty's Pilot Shop.
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Apple took the wraps off iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 and showed off many of the new features that will be coming to Apple devices later this year. Here’s a preview for pilots—including what to expect from Apple’s new Vision Pro headset.
As has come to be expected, Apple has announced new iPads for the fall season. This year’s updates bookend the product lineup with improvements to both the top of the line Pro model as well as changes to the entry-level standard iPad.
Since the iPad Air was first revealed in 2013, it has filled a sweet spot with customers who want a modest upgrade over the base model full-size iPad but don’t need the power user features of Apple’s Pro line of mobile tablets. Today, Apple announced the 5th iteration of lightweight tablet with a heavy comparison to laptop computers in its price range.
The ForeFlight Mobile app provides a plethora of information for both preflight planning and inflight navigation. Some of the most useful features, especially for VFR pilots, involve information pertaining to airspace. Do you know how to find even the most specific airspace details? Test your knowledge with this ForeFlight airspace quiz.
After buying Aerovie in 2019, it took nearly a year for Appareo, maker of the popular Stratus line of ADS-B receivers, to show us what they were working on. Aerovie had a small but loyal following, and was known for some innovative features. Last summer Appareo officially launched Stratus Insight, a significantly upgraded version of […]
In their yearly tradition, Apple has announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro during their fall release schedule. This new iPhone is yet another iteration of the widely popular smart phone and is very similar to the iPhone 11 from last year but with better cameras, an improved display, and faster 5G cellular data among other features.
It’s that time of year again when Apple lifts the curtain on its latest and greatest iteration of the mobile computing iPad lineup. True to form, the new iPads announced today are the “best yet,” but practically speaking provide pilots with only minor improvements over previous versions. Here are some highlights from the announcement.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably been excited about the development and release of the latest revision to the classic Microsoft Flight Sim. But how can you use the new simulator with ForeFlight? Here we’ll explain how to set up Flight Events to sync your iPad to your PC.
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.
Last fall, Apple started selling to consumers a modestly-refreshed update to the standard iPad. The entry level full-size iPad comes with a healthy feature set at an economic price. Today, Apple announced a brand new fourth generation pro-level tablet with some interesting features, but are they any good for pilots?
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.
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