https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ADSb-sxm-comp.jpg 666 1000 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2020-07-27 15:00:522020-07-27 15:00:52ADS-B weather vs. SiriusXM satellite weather—comparing the options
If you're considering a datalink weather receiver for your iPad (like a Sentry, Stratus, or GDL), one of the first decisions you'll face is the source of your weather data: ADS-B or SiriusXM? Both are reliable systems that deliver the same key information, so neither one is a bad choice. But there are important differences to consider. Let's review each option.
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The iPad's software settings allow you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.
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As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.
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High on our list of under-appreciated features in ForeFlight is track logging. The ability to automatically record your flight and then replay them in the comfort of your home can make your flying more precise and make it easier to share a memorable trip. Here's an overview.
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Many aviation apps offer the ability to add annotations and markups directly on charts. With the Apple Pencil (or even a "dumb" stylus), it's even easier. Here we're going to show you how to use this feature in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying.
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The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and carbon monoxide monitoring. As the feature list has grown, the options and settings list has also grown. In this post, we'll walk through the various options for configuring your Sentry, so you can get the most out of your investment.
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The reality is EFB apps can do so much more than just METARs and charts, so it's worth taking the time to sit down on a rainy day (or during quarantine) and explore their hidden features. It'll help you break out of your iPad routine and improve your preflight planning and in-flight situational awareness. To get you started, here are 5 lesser-known features in the Garmin Pilot app to check out before the next flight.
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Whether it's closing an app, switching apps, opening the control center, or searching for something, iOS has multiple gestures that can save time or unlock additional features. Once you get proficient with them, they can really save time in the cockpit. Let's review all the options.
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Digital logbooks have been around for many years, but ForeFlight's introduction of this feature about five years ago seems to have made it mainstream. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are eight ways to get the most out of your new logbook.
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Home flight simulators provide a cost-effective way to stay proficient with your IFR and VFR flying for times when you can't make it out to the airport. Here's a thorough guide covering how to use them with your favorite EFB app and training tips to get the most out of each session.
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One of Garmin Pilot's standout features is its robust split-screen menu. With the tap of a button, you can view the standard moving map screen alongside traffic, terrain, charts, and much more. It's that unique combination of powerful and easy to use, and we find ourselves taking advantage of it on almost every flight. Here's a look at all the options.
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Today you can confidently navigate the islands with everything you need right on your iPad, including geo-referenced VFR and IFR en route charts, airport and airspace databases, synthetic vision and even ADS-B weather in certain spots. Here we're going to take a closer look at ForeFlight Mobile and Garmin Pilot, since they offer the most comprehensive resources for Caribbean-bound pilots.