It seems like there are two types of pilots: those who have never heard of Skew-T log (p) charts and true believers who know they are the source of all truth and knowledge about weather. The second group is overstating things just a bit, but the first group is definitely missing out on some helpful weather information. With a little training—and the affordable SkewTLogPro app—it's easy to integrate Skew-T diagrams into your normal preflight routine. Here's how to get started.
ForeFlight's latest update adds a new performance planning feature for jet pilots, called Runway Analysis. This quickly computes all required takeoff performance data, engine out performance, and landing data for the destination airport.
The latest update for ForeFlight is now available and includes a new Maps Sidebar feature to show additional information when tapping on a map feature. The update also adds support for airports using SayWeather reporting systems, the ability to rename PDF documents and improved organization for International Weather Imagery.
Sporty's Pilot Training app for Apple TV is all-new for 2021, adding a streamlined graphical interface and video review quizzes for the Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating Courses. Here's a review of how to get the app and use its latest features.
One year after the mandate, ADS-B Out has gone from a nuisance to a reality. Capitalizing on this new avionics environment, ForeFlight released new traffic features in version 13 of their popular app, making in-flight alerts more helpful. The app also offers an improved weather forecast view and a new approach minimums feature.
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.
Mention "flight simulator" right now and most pilots will think of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, but not everyone has a Windows computer that's powerful enough to run MSFS, and sometimes you only have time for a quick sim session. For those reasons—and many more—there is still a thriving market in iPad-based flight simulators. Here are our top two choices.
The latest CloudAhoy update adds new debriefing tools for instrument pilots to analyze and score the performance of ILS approaches. Here's a look at how it works and to use it after your next flight.
ForeFlight released version 12.11 this week in what will likely be the app's last major update for 2020. This includes new features and improvements in several different sections in the app, including maps, airport diagrams, weather, and the pack/download function.