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.
We've long considered CloudAhoy to be a hidden gem in the world of aviation apps. While it has a vibrant community of users, we think more pilots would benefit from its data-driven approach to flight training and proficiency. This week the company released a major update, with version 6.0 and a new Pro level subscription hitting the market.
In addition to displaying digital charts and navigation data in the cockpit, the iPad is also very good for both organization and as a training resource on the ground. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the App Store. Here are our top ten.
ForeFlight 11.7 includes a series of small, yet powerful features, that continue to expand the app's capabilities. Here we'll show you how to use the new map interactions, VFR flyway charts, aircraft sharing and international improvements for pilots flying in Europe.
All pilots flying across the U.S. border in either direction are required to file a passenger manifest to U.S. Customs using eAPIS. There's a new app available from Jeppesen called QuickClear to assist with this procedure.
Sporty’s Pilot Training platform has become the go-to app for mobile aviation training and recently added four new Garmin avionics courses covering the Garmin TXi flight displays, G5000 and Aviation Weather Radar systems.
Garmin released their next big update at Oshkosh this week and it's focused on bringing FltPlan.com's premium features to the app. This includes Pre-Departure IFR Clearances (PDC), Electronic Advanced Passenger Information Service (U.S. Customs eAPIS) and Optimized Routing functionality.
The 2019 AirVenture Oshkosh app is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and much more.
ForeFlight has been on a torrid pace lately, shipping significant app updates every few weeks this spring and early summer. That continues with version 11.6, a new version that adds some unique planning and debriefing tools, enhanced annotation options, and some helpful logbook upgrades. Here's a hands-on look at what's new.
The latest version of this helpful app, called simply AltitudeAlert V3, works on all iOS devices from iPhone to iPad Pro to Apple Watch. That latter device is a nice addition if you fly with one - the app will now deliver haptic alerts in addition to pop-up notifications and audio alerts. Depending on how you set up your devices, you could have an audio alert in your Bluetooth-enabled headset, a vibration on your wrist, and a message on your iPad screen.