A systematic approach to planning a trip in ForeFlight

How do you plan a flight - from the Maps page, the Flights page or somewhere else? In this post, we'll walk through a procedure for planning a flight and considering all the important information. It's certainly not the only way to plan a flight in ForeFlight, but it should get you thinking.

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.

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?

New ForeFlight video tips

Here we've gathered several new video tips from the updated version of Sporty's ForeFlight training course, showing pilots how to use the latest features in ForeFlight Mobile version 6.1.
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Garmin Connext flight test – using SiriusXM and Flight Stream

Garmin has spent the last 18 months rapidly building out their Connext platform, which is the name they give to all the wireless links between apps and avionics. The goal is to integrate all avionics into one synchronized flow of information, whether it's weather, flight plan information, or GPS position. With the company's dominance of certified avionics, it's a smart move, and there are real benefits for pilots.

5 Fltplan Go tips beyond the basics

Fltplan.com has been a popular flight planning website for over a decade, and their Fltplan Go app has steadily added features to become a powerful in-flight companion. Beyond the basics of moving maps and weather reports, there are quite a few features that make the app more powerful and easier to use. Here are five of our favorites.

Using ForeFlight’s new 3D view

ForeFlight version 11 is now available, and it includes a number of interesting additions as usual. For Performance Plus and Business Performance subscribers the new 3D airport preview tool is the most interesting. Here's how to use it.

Video tip: comparing portable ADS-B receivers for iPad

This week's video tip takes a look at all the options available along with advice on how to choose which ADS-B receiver is best for you. You'll also learn how to use the weather products provided from the FAA's free weather datalink and some tips and tricks for mounting a portable ADS-B receiver in the cockpit.

5 preflight features to try out in Garmin Pilot

The reality is modern EFB apps can do so much, and it's worth taking the time to sit down on a rainy day on the couch 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.

Weather strategy: improve your preflight and inflight decision making

Join Aviation Meteorologist Scott Dimmich and iPad Pilot News Editor Bret Koebbe in this webinar video recording on weather fundamentals and strategy. You'll learn how to take advantage of the latest-generation of aviation weather forecast products, hazardous weather assessment tools and in-flight weather avoidance techniques using your iPad.