Video tip: Using the iPad as your digital copilot

Pilots have lots of flexibility when it comes to integrating the iPad into the cockpit. It can be especially helpful when flying single-pilot in challenging weather or in busy airspace, assisting you with IFR route planning, clearances, airspace alerts, traffic avoidance and surface monitoring while taxiing. 

Tips for flying with the iPad at night

Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with the iPad at night.

What does ADS-B weather look like?

The FAA's network of ADS-B ground stations has made it easier than ever for pilots to view datalink weather in the cockpit - without paying a monthly subscription. If you haven't taken the plunge yet, come along as we take a look at all the weather products you'll see with an ADS-B receiver.

Garmin Pilot: How to use the document viewer and advanced weather products

Garmin Pilot is one of the most advanced and capable aviation apps available to pilots today, but it can be challenging at times to keep up with all that it can do. Here are 3 quick video tips to show how to use the new Document viewer, Model Output Statistics (MOS) weather forecast and storm cell movement.

ADS-B Out installed? Check your system’s performance

While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.

How to check ADS-B out performance with the Garmin Pilot app

Pilots flying with the Garmin Pilot app and GDL 39 ADS-B in receiver can use a helpful tool in the app to monitor ADS-B out performance and troubleshoot potential configuration problems.

The flight school of the future – using an iPhone for training

In this guest post, flight instructor Patrick Carter shares his method for recording flight lessons using an iPhone. He says it could dramatically improve the flight training experience for students.

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.

How to use Stratus 3 with the Aerovie app

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

FSXFlight adds traffic support to ForeFlight and Flight Simulator X

A plug-in for Microsoft Flight Simulator called FSXFlight allows you to display your simulated position and navigation information on an iPad running ForeFlight. A recent update to the plug-in also allows you to display the simulated traffic from FSX in ForeFlight. Here's how to do it.