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.

Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus

While the basics of operation are pretty simple with Stratus, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let's review the top 6 most helpful ones we've learned.

How to use multi-touch gestures to increase your iPad productivity

An overlooked feature that Apple included with iOS 5 is Multi-Touch Gestures. These allow you to quickly perform routine tasks without relying on the bottom Home button. Learn how to take advantage of them here.

How to use ForeFlight with Microsoft Flight Sim and X-Plane

Have you recently upgraded to the latest version of ForeFlight with Synthetic Vision or WingX Pro and can't wait to fly with the new features? Here we'll show you how to fly with these apps at home using desktop flight simulator programs.

Does the iPad have a “real GPS” in it?

Five years after the first iPad shipped, lots of people are still confused about whether the tablet actually has a GPS in it. And if it does have a GPS, is it a "real" one? Let's bust some myths and settle the issue once and for all.

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.

External GPS issues with iOS 6

A bug in the iPad's operating system can cause problems for some using an external GPS, like the Bad Elf or Dual, with popular aviation apps. Here we'll show you how to resolve the issue.

10 ways ForeFlight can prevent a runway incursion

Here we'll look at how to take advantage of these features and how they can increase your awareness of your surroundings during terminal operations at and near the airport. Used properly, you can avoid landing on the wrong runway or becoming involved in a runway incursion.

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.
Weight and balance file on Numbers

How to use the Numbers app to calculate weight and balance

Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.