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 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.
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 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.
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.