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?

How to use ForeFlight on your iPad with Microsoft Flight Sim X

Learn how to set up Microsoft Flight Sim X to output GPS position data to your iPad and ForeFlight to get more out of your flight sim experience at home.

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.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

The iPad works very well as a paper chart replacement for pilots. This week's tip will teach you how to optimize settings on both the iPad and several aviation apps to make sure your charts stay viewable and locked in place during critical phases of flight.

ForeFlight Mobile tip: how to use the flight planning Advisors

ForeFlight Mobile recently introduced some powerful flight planning advisor tools to help you better choose routing and altitudes based on real-time weather and recent ATC routings. Learn how to use them here.

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.

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
Garmin Pilot app

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.
Plates binders in ForeFlight

How to make Plates binders in ForeFlight

One of the best features of iPad apps like ForeFlight Mobile is how easy they make it to organize and update your instrument approach charts. But how do you keep all your charts organized? Here are some tips to help.
Garmin Pilot traffic display

Understanding ADS-B traffic

While ADS-B weather is fairly well understood, some new models (like the GDL 39) add ADS-B traffic to the mix. This subject is more complicated and there has been a great deal of confusion about when and how pilots can view this traffic information. In this article, we'll try to explain in plain English what ADS-B traffic is, how to get it and what the limitations are.