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.

Sporty’s Pilot Training app adds support for Apple CarPlay

Sporty's Pilot Training app is the first aviation app to support CarPlay, allowing pilots to safely access training content from any of Sporty's 25 aviation courses while on the go. Here’s how it works.

ForeFlight adds IFR airway details and 3D airport markers

Recent updates to the ForeFlight app improve the display of data on the Aeronautical Map layer and 3D route preview, adding additional IFR airway details and airport markers.

Sporty’s 2022 Pilot Training App adds new TV, test prep and audio training features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2022 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including a new audio training mode, PowerStudy test prep enhancements, new FireTV and AndroidTV apps and updated video training and test prep content.
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Aviation app roundup—news from NBAA and beyond

The business aviation world descended on Las Vegas this week, as NBAA held its annual convention for the first time since 2019. In addition to news about the latest business jets, there were a number of interesting announcements from app companies. Here's a quick recap of some headlines, plus other app news over the last month.

ForeFlight adds Flight Profile support for iPhone

ForeFlight version 13.8 is now available for download and brings the Flight Profile view to the iPhone app, which was previously only available for iPad. The update also tweaks the Track Log interface and adds performance support for new Gulfstream and Embraer jets.

StationWeather app adds extra large iOS 15 widgets

StationWeather, a popular graphical weather app, recently added support for iPadOS 15 extra-large home screen widgets in the latest update. Here's a look at how to add and customize them on your iPad home screen.