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?

Upgrade your iPad and pilot gear with these holiday specials

Do you have your eye on a new iPad, or possibly an ADS-B receiver for the cockpit? This is the best time of the year to find some great deals on the latest iPads and aviation accessories to take your electronic flight bag to the next level.

New MyGoFlight screen protectors and mounts

Since the iPad was first announced over four years ago, dozens of companies have offered screen protectors to prevent scratches and minimize glare. Some of these work pretty well; most are junk. Now there's a new entrant.

iPad pilot’s wish list — Christmas 2014

With Christmas right around the corner, many pilots are hoping to find a new iPad accessory under the tree with their name on it. To help, we've assembled this list of the most popular iPad gifts for 2014.

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.

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.

Which iPad mount is right for my airplane?

There are plenty of different mounts to choose from, but they aren't all universal. Which one is right for you? Let's look at some examples.

New Stratus firmware available

A new Stratus firmware update is available in the latest version of ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn how to install this update to your device.

ADS-B webinar available

On April 19, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.

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?