What’s new in WingX Pro

WingX Pro has released a few updates this month with some additions to the app. These mainly focus on moving map enhancements, support for additional ADS-B receivers and app refinements. We'll take a look at the highlights here.

Gyronimo aircraft performance apps

The Gyronimo series of aircraft performance apps allow you to graphically compute weight and balance and performance scenarios for various airplanes and helicopters. Here we'll show you the features of the C172S version of the app.

iPad navigation app buyer’s guide

Pilots have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a preflight weather and navigation app for iPad. To get you started, here's a side-by-side comparison of the major aviation apps.

Reviewing the Performance Plus plan in ForeFlight

When ForeFlight introduced its Performance Plus subscription level last year, many pilots assumed it was aimed at professional pilots flying turbine airplanes. In fact, ForeFlight's most expensive plan has found a lot of fans among private pilots flying piston airplanes too. Here's a look at the growing list of features, and how they work.

ForeFlight version 5.0 adds terrain, runway centerlines

ForeFlight seems focused on making their best-selling app an even more powerful in-flight tool, in addition to its numerous pre-flight uses. Version 5.0, just released to the App Store, ups the ante yet again, with a slew of new features.

ForeFlight adds Caribbean and Mexico charts

ForeFlight released its twentieth update of the year today with version 5.5. This adds IFR charts for the Caribbean and Mexico, oceanic planning charts and an enhanced document syncing feature.

ForeFlight adds animated ADS-B radar

ForeFlight released the first new update for 2014, adding animated ADS-B radar for Stratus users, and a new zoom-to-route feature.

App developer survey: what feature is under-appreciated?

Modern electronic flight bag (EFB) apps are jammed with so many features that a lot of pilots don't even know about some of the less popular options. That doesn't mean these features aren't valuable, though, so we recently asked four top app companies for their insight. The question was: "what feature is under-appreciated in your app?"

Sporty’s updates Study Buddy pilot training apps

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.
iPad in hands

Top 10 apps for student pilots

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.