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.
Apple's free iCloud service is something all iPad users should take advantage of. Learn how to enable the service on your device, and how to use it to track down a lost or stolen iPad.
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.
Most ForeFlight pilots use the Airports and Maps tabs most often. That makes sense, because these two sections of the app have an incredible number of features that are useful for everyday flying. But that doesn't mean the rest of the app can be ignored. In particular, the Imagery tab deserves more attention than most pilots give it - after some recent changes, it's more valuable than ever.
Garmin Pilot has expanded tremendously over the last few years, adding features and options that make it an all-in-one pilot resource. In spite of all the sophisticated in-flight tools, like synthetic vision and datalink weather, one of the most useful features of any EFB app is flight planning. Garmin Pilot offers a number of ways to do this.
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.
ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data from the National Weather Service and the standard weather briefing option provided by Flight Service. This week's video tip dives deeper into these resources to help you keep an eye on the development of hazardous weather from both a long and short-range perspective.
Using the iPad for digital charts is great, but you need to know where find the supplements and legends that go with the IFR and VFR charts. Here we'll show you where they are located throughout the ForeFlight app.
ForeFlight includes many features to help navigate large airports both during approach and on the ground to make sure you don't end up on the wrong taxiway or runway. We'll show how to take advantage of them here with these 10 helpful tips.