Flying with Stratus 3 and the FltPlan Go app

Stratus 3 was released last month and for the first time offered compatibility with apps like FltPlan Go, WingX Pro and FlyQ, in addition to ForeFlight. Here we'll show the steps required to connect it to FltPlan Go and how to access the ADS-B weather products in the app.

How to safely contain a tablet fire

Many airlines and corporate flight departments require pilots to carry fire containment systems on all flights. After all, in a pressurized airplane at 37,000 feet, you can't exactly throw the tablet out the window. Fortunately, there's a new option that is both portable and far less expensive than traditional systems.

ForeFlight Sentry combines ADS-B receiver and CO detector

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.

New Flight Gear battery pack is the best charging option yet

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.
Stratus 3 with ForeFlight

Appareo introduces Stratus 3 with more app support, lower price

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.
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.

How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit

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 simplifies avionics database updates

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.
Stratus 3 on dash

Which ADS-B receiver should I buy?

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 introduces new ADS-B receiver, expands Flight Stream

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.