Garmin GTN avionics trainer gets big update (and it’s now free)

Garmin offers a free training app for iPad that allows you to simulate the operation of their popular GTN 650 and 750 panel-mount navigators. Here we'll take a look at the most recent update to the app, which offers improved app controls and the latest GTN avionics features.
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FltPlan Go adds improved download manager

Popular provider for flight planning and preflight services especially among corporate flight crews, FltPlan.com has continued to improve upon their free companion mobile app, FltPlan Go for iPad and iPhone. The most recent update includes some...

ForeFlight 9.4 adds new weather layers and Jepp en route charts

ForeFlight released the much-anticipated version 9.4 update this week, which adds Jeppesen IFR en route charts and weather overlay features to the app. Pilots can now fly anywhere in the world and use ForeFlight as their primary EFB thanks to Jeppesen's complete international en route and terminal chart coverage. Here's our first look at the new features and how to use them in ForeFlight.

Pilot’s aviation app directory

iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we've assembled a basic directory to help you locate and download them in the App Store. This certainly doesn't represent every aviation app ever created, but it highlights some of the most useful and most popular ones.

New FlyQ Insight app brings augmented reality to the cockpit

A new app called FlyQ Insight turns your iPhone or iPad into an airport finder, by displaying the location of nearby airports in a real-time view around you in the air.

How to use the new terrain options and graphical route tool in ForeFlight 9.3

The latest update from ForeFlight brings a number of enhancements to the everyday workflow of the app, with notable upgrades to the route planning, terrain, and SiriusXM weather tools. Let's explore what the new features offer, and how to use them.

Avionics training apps for iPad

Today's modern avionics for GA airplanes have evolved from basic GPS and Nav/Comm radios to full flight management systems, providing pilots with extensive navigation capabilities and a wealth of in-flight information. Here's a look at the various training app options for iPad to help you practice using these systems from Garmin, Avidyne and Aspen from the comfort of your home.

MiraCheck brings audio checklists to iPad

A new app called MiraCheck recently hit the app store and takes the iPad checklist concept to a new level. By integrating voice controls and voice recognition, it provides a heads-up and hands-free way to run normal and emergency checklists in flight, turning your iPad into a virtual copilot.

Top 20 apps for pilots

The number of aviation apps seems to expand daily, with thousands of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but we're going to try - after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. The list below isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often, and are worth considering for any pilot's tablet.

LogTen Pro partners with Pilot Credentials for easy flight time updating

LogTen Pro recently partnered with Pilot Credentials, a professional pilot recruitment site, to allow pilots to update their flight time data instantly from their iPad or iPhone LogTen app. Here's how it works.