One year after releasing Scout, a tiny ADS-B receiver manufactured by uAvionix, ForeFlight unveiled the follow-on product at EAA AirVenture this week. Sentry is larger than Scout but also packs in a lot more features, including GPS, AHRS, and even carbon monoxide monitoring. At $499, it's a compelling package.
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.
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.
The larger iPhone 7, 8 and X models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the cockpit. Here are a few options from RAM and MyGoFlight that offer convenient ways to keep them stable.
Bad Elf recently partnered with Jeppesen to develop a new method to wirelessly update avionics database cards without having to leave the airplane. This uses the new Jeppesen JDM app for iPhone/iPad and Bad Elf's new Wombat media transfer device.
A common question we get at iPad Pilot News lately: "which ADS-B receiver should I buy?" With all the options (over a dozen at last count), it's easy to get confused. Here, we'll try to offer a practical guide to choosing the right ADS-B receiver. We will focus on the most popular models.
Garmin has introduced multiple portable weather receivers over the last six months, including the GDL 51 SiriusXM receiver and the GDL 52 SiriusXM/ADS-B receiver. Now the GDL family is complete, with the introduction of the GDL 50 - an ADS-B, GPS, AHRS unit with an 8-hour battery.
ADS-B or SiriusXM? Now pilots don't have to choose, with the introduction of Garmin's new GDL 52. This all-in-one device includes ADS-B weather, dual band ADS-B traffic, SiriusXM weather, SiriusXM radio, GPS, and AHRS for backup attitude.
iPad kneeboards have evolved from very simple designs over the years to full-featured cockpit organization systems. Here we'll take a look at all the offerings, both basic and advanced, to help you decide the model that will work best for your type of flying.