5 quick tips for ForeFlight pilots

The number of features available in ForeFlight is truly staggering, with everything from basics like moving maps to advanced performance planning. But beyond the flashy tools, ForeFlight has a number of time-saving features that can make your next flight safer and easier. Here are five of our favorites.

Optimize your iPad’s location services settings

The iPad's software settings allow you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.

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.

A systematic approach to planning a trip in ForeFlight

How do you plan a flight - from the Maps page, the Flights page or somewhere else? In this post, we'll walk through a procedure for planning a flight and considering all the important information. It's certainly not the only way to plan a flight in ForeFlight, but it should get you thinking.

How to quickly scan documents into ForeFlight

More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, Apple made some significant improvements to the Notes app in iOS 11, including the addition of a powerful scanner utility. Here's how to use it.

Get the most from ForeFlight – Advanced tips from ForeFlight’s lead product designer

Sporty's and iPad Pilot News recently partnered with ForeFlight to present an all-new webinar to explore the latest new features in aviation's top app. The presentation, led by Ryan McBride, lead product designer at ForeFlight, provides expert advice on how to go beyond the basics and learn app shortcuts that can really pay off in flight.

4 weather tips for Garmin Pilot users

Garmin Pilot has been expanding its weather options lately, with a particular focus on interactive map layers. If you're only watching the radar and METARs, you're missing a lot of good information that can help your next flight be smoother and safer. Here are four tools to use.

7 tips for using ForeFlight 10.1

ForeFlight released version 10.1 this week, and as usual it has a number of new features and refinements. While the big news was the app's launch in Europe, there are plenty of other interesting features for North American pilots. Here are seven tips to check out.

Video tip: Flying with ForeFlight’s new Airspace Highlight and Search features

ForeFlight debuted two new powerful features back in April, adding a new universal search function and airspace highlights on the map. Our latest video tip comes from Sporty's Flying with ForeFlight Course and takes...

Video tip: How to use datalink weather effectively for in-flight weather avoidance

Pilots are flying with datalink weather now more than ever, thanks to advances in low-cost ADS-B and SiriusXM receivers and software support from all the major aviation apps. While both datalink weather systems are fairly intuitive to use, there are some technical limitations to be aware of when using them to fly around hazardous weather. Here's a look at how to avoid the common pitfalls and improve your in-flight decision making.