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.

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.

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.

New battery packs feature 2.4 amp USB ports

Running out of battery power is a nightmare scenario for many pilots flying with iPads. The new ONGO backup battery will give you peace of mind, providing plenty of backup power and three 2.4 amp USB charging ports.

Updated ADS-B coverage map released

The FAA has been rapidly expanding its network of ADS-B ground stations. A new map shows just how good coverage has become.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mounts now available

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus 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. Some new options from RAM offer convenient ways to keep them stable.

Flying with the inReach satellite messenger and an iPad

For some pilots, being disconnected is one of the joys of a pilot certificate, as you get to escape earthly annoyances; for others it is a major drawback. While high speed internet isn't available for light airplanes, Garmin's new inReach products offer an affordable option for staying connected in the air. We tested the inReach Explorer+ on 10 different flights recently, and found a lot to like.

Portable ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.