Sporty’s Pilot Training app now available for Apple computers

Sporty’s Pilot Training platform started with just a few online courses over a decade ago and today has grown into an extensive library of over thirty HD/4K video and test prep courses. The latest enhancement brings an all-new version of the Pilot Training app to Apple computers, allowing pilots to access courses natively on a Macbook, iMac or Mac Pro.

Cloud Topper app updated with auto calibration and full screen support

Cloud Topper is a simple but effective app that uses the camera in your iPhone or iPad as a virtual sight level, to help determine if you're current flight path will clear clouds in front of you. The app was recently updated with a new few new convenience features providing a better experience on the newest iPhone and iPad models.

Garmin Pilot’s dynamic map gets even better

The latest Garmin Pilot update is a big one. It significantly improves the presentation and readability of the moving map and expands the graphical NOTAM display on airport diagrams to include taxiway closures. It also adds support for moving map annotations, decoded NOTAMs and support for Stratux and Bad Elf third-party receivers.

ForeFlight updates Hazard Advisor and Weight and Balance features

ForeFlight recently released their latest app update, version 14.2, which improves two of the app's popular preflight planning tools. In this article, we'll show where to find the new features and how to make the most of them when planning your next flight.

Sporty’s releases new E6B app for Apple computers

Sporty’s E6B app has been the flight computer app of choice for tens of thousands of pilots around the world for the past decade. The latest version adds support for Mac computers, allowing you to use all the aviation and conversion functions right from your laptop or desktop.

Submit PIREPs right from your iPhone with Fly Virga

Fly Virga is a free app which connects directly to Flight Service and allows pilots to submit PIREPs from an iPhone using a clean, easy to use interface.

HotZones adds traffic density visualizations to your EFB app

A free add-on for ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot allows you to add a custom overlay to the map screen that shows areas of very high aircraft traffic as determined by historical ADS-B returns.

Windy adds new weather features to Apple Watch app

Windy is one of our favorite dedicated weather apps thanks to its beautifully animated visualizations of current and forecast weather conditions on an interactive map. The app also offers a companion version for Apple Watch, offering METARs, wind forecasts, radar imagery and a custom weather watch face.

The top 20 apps for pilots – 2022 edition

There are thousands of apps that are useful for pilots, from flight training and weather briefings to calculators and games. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but once again we're going to try—after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. This list isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often.

Garmin Pilot improves NOTAM display and adds Stratus 3 support

Garmin recently released their biggest update for 2021, which includes a redesigned Airports page, new graphical Field Condition (FICON) and Fuel Unavailable NOTAMs, and support for the popular Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver from Appareo.

JumpSeat app offers crowd-sourced aviation alerts

A new app called JumpSeat Ops provides crowd-sourced airport and aviation data for pilots to review before each flight.
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AOG Alerts app helps stranded pilots get help

It's a nightmare that many pilots face every year: after landing at an airport far from home base, your airplane develops a mechanical problem and you find yourself AOG (airplane on ground). Who do you call for help? That's exactly the problem this new app is trying to solve.