Sporty's released their new Pilot Training app at the end of 2017, bringing an all-new training course concept to iPhone, iPad and AppleTV. The latest update adds 3 new courses to the training platform: VFR Communications, IFR Communications and Garmin G1000 Checkout.
ForeFlight released the first major update for 2018, introducing a variety of smart features throughout the app to improve the flight planning experience. The latest version continues the trend of adding additional functionality to the Flights tab, making this the go-to spot to research and plan a flight. Here's a quick look at all the new features in ForeFlight 9.6 and how to use them.
Some app updates bring stunning new features, like synthetic vision or major new hardware integrations. Others focus on the less exciting but equally important job of improving the existing tools, with new user interfaces or design tweaks. The latest version of Garmin Pilot (9.1.4) is in the latter camp, but the updates are well thought out and helpful. Here's a look at what's new.
FlashPass makes it easy to file eAPIS passenger manifests with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol right from your iPhone or iPad. The latest update allows you to scan crew or passenger passports to save time and help eliminate data entry errors.
Seattle Avionics released a major update to their FlyQ EFB app earlier in the week, which adds new flight recording and augmented reality (AR) functionality. Here's a quick look at these new features and how to use them.
There are thousands of weather apps for the general public, from free to quite expensive. These are great for deciding whether you need a jacket tomorrow, but when it comes to aviation weather--looking at thunderstorms, ice, turbulence, visibility and so much more--these apps just aren't enough. So we'll focus on apps that offer more for pilots, both free and paid.
Sporty's Study Buddy test prep apps were recently updated with a new, modern interface designed for the latest Apple devices, including the iPhone X and iPad Pro. The update adds hundreds of new questions, answers, and explanations written by the CFIs at Sporty's Academy to provide an efficient way to study for the FAA knowledge tests.
Whether you're listening to the Fisk arrival at Oshkosh, enjoying the local flavor at Beijing Tower, or just learning proper phraseology from your nearest center frequency, LiveATC.net makes it easy to listen to real pilots and controllers almost anywhere in the world. While the website has been around for many years, the company's app for iPad and iPhone recently received an overhaul.
Riding on a current wave of impressive updates, popular flight planning and navigation app FltPlan Go has introduced another major new feature. Users can now see weather and traffic on their iPad via Garmin’s line of portable ADS-B receivers and Garmin Flight Stream.