Choosing the right iPad GPS – tips for pilots

After the iPad was released in 2010, pilots quickly realized that the tablet was far more useful with an accurate position source. Initially there were very few options for pilots, but the market has rapidly expanded and there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one?

Control your GoPro camera with an Apple Watch

GoPro recently updated its iOS app to support the Apple Watch, allowing you to remotely start/stop recording and view a real-time video preview right from the watch. We took it out on a test flight recently to see if it lived up to expectations.

Updates to Sporty’s most popular iPad kneeboards

A kneeboard remains one of the most popular ways to secure an electronic flight bag in the cockpit. Two of the most popular iPad kneeboards, from Sporty's Flight Gear collection, were recently updated with some small but welcome changes.

Update: DeLorme inReach

Last August, we reported on the new Delorme inReach, a Bluetooth device that provides two-way satellite communication capability for any iPhone or Android device. A recent firmware update brings even better tracking for pilots--anywhere in the world.

Google Glass – the next cockpit gadget?

Google recently announced their Project Glass will hit the market by the end of the year. We consider a few (far fetched) possibilities for the gadget in this article.

Garmin introduces ADS-B weather receiver for iPad, Android and Garmin portables

Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Garmin GDL 39 3D adds backup attitude

About the only feature Garmin's popular GDL 39 ADS-B receiver has lacked was a built-in AHRS. To answer that request, Garmin has just introduced the GDL 39 3D. Here are the details.

Reviewing the satellite messengers for iPhone and iPad

While some pilots enjoy the peace and solitude of flying without a cell phone connection, others are increasingly interested in staying connected during long flights. Let's review the various types of satellite communicators available today for smartphones and tablets.

Stratus ESG transponder certified

The latest entrant into the crowded market is Appareo, a leader in the ADS-B In world with their line of Stratus portable receivers, who is now trying to make the transition to panel-mount products. Their first solution is Stratus ESG, an all-in-one product that combines WAAS GPS, transponder and ADS-B Out. It was introduced last year at the Aircraft Electronics Association show and has now been certified.

Flying with the Garmin GDL 51 SiriusXM receiver

Garmin announced an all-new SiriusXM weather receiver this summer, the GDL 51, which finally brings satellite weather to the Garmin Pilot app (as well as Garmin portable GPSs like the Aera 660). We've had the chance to fly with it for a few weeks now, and have formed some opinions. Here are our testing notes.