5 quick Garmin Pilot tips

Beyond the main features like moving map and terrain alerts, Garmin Pilot is packed with handy tools for everyday flying. Here, we share 5 quick tips you may not know about the app.

An in-depth look at the new Garmin Pilot Logbook

Garmin recently added a new logbook feature to the Garmin Pilot app that automatically logs all your flights. We'll dive into all the features here and show you how to use it track things like night landing currency, flight reviews and view detailed reports of your flight history.

Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online

John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.

Understanding latitude and longitude in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates. Which one works on your iPad?

iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.

How to use the ForeFlight Mobile app with X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator

Combining ground-based flight simulators like X-Plane and ForeFlight Mobile is a great way to improve iPad proficiency and enhance the simulation experience. Learn how to do it here.

5 ForeFlight preflight weather tips

There's so much more to ForeFlight's weather features than METARs and radar imagery. Here we'll look at some of the lesser-known weather tools in the app to help better prepare you for your next flight.

Advanced iPad Flying webinar video

Sporty's Pilot Shop recently hosted a webinar on Advanced iPad Flying. The hour-long session included iPad power user tips, a legal briefing for pilots and ForeFlight Mobile tips. The event was recorded, and the video recording is now available

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

There are several ways to lock your iPad's screen in flight, including physical controls on your iPad and settings within each app. Here we'll show you all the different ways to do it.

How to use the ForeFlight Imagery tab for pre-flight weather briefings

Based on our completely unscientific surveys, most ForeFlight pilots use the Airports and Maps tabs most often. In particular, the Imagery tab deserves more attention than most pilots give it - after a recent redesign and expansion, it's more valuable than ever.