Top 12 tips for flying with Stratus

The Stratus ADS-B receiver has become the most popular weather receiver for the iPad. While the basics of operation are pretty simple, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let's review the top 12 most helpful things we've learned after a few hundred hours flying with Stratus.

iPad screen protector shootout – which one is best for pilots?

Dozens of companies offer iPad screen protectors. In this article, we compare the top two and pick our overall winner. Do they really work?

ADS-B vs. SiriusXM datalink weather – what’s the difference?

If you're considering a datalink weather receiver for your iPad (like a Sentry, Stratus, or GDL), one of the first decisions you'll face is the source of your weather data: ADS-B or SiriusXM? Here's a review of the similarities and differences, plus our advice for choosing the right solution.
AirText LT

AirText introduces lower cost option

While the AirText and AirText+ have found their way into a number of airplanes, the price and size meant they were out of reach for most single engine piston airplanes. Now there's a smaller, less expensive option that will work in almost any airplane.

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.

Pilot report: flying the new SiriusXM weather receiver

At Oshkosh this summer, SiriusXM introduced a new portable weather receiver for the iPad, the SXAR1. The product is now shipping, and we've had a chance to fly with it on a few longer trips. Here are some of our reactions.

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?

Garmin wireless cockpit extended to ForeFlight and Jeppesen apps

The Garmin Connext wireless cockpit system is now compatible with ForeFlight and Jeppesen apps, allowing them to receive GPS and ADS-B weather and traffic information from compatible panel-mount Garmin avionics.

WingX Pro adds support for the Pebble smartwatch

WingX Pro today announced support for the Pebble smartwatch, allowing you to view basic navigation information on you wrist when connected to an iPhone or iPad.

Reviewing the iPad kneeboard options

In this article, we'll review some of the most popular iPad kneeboard options, so you can make an informed decision if you're not a mount person. There are more options than ever, and most of them are quite good.