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.
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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.
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AOPA quietly introduces flagship content delivery app

With little fanfare, AOPA recently released a new app simply titled AOPA. Users who download the app will get instant and free access to AOPA’s latest general aviation news, videos, podcasts and events. The app...

Big Google Earth update makes 3D airport flyovers easy

Google Earth has been around for over 15 years, and in that time it has changed many people's perception of our planet with its worldwide satellite images. More practically for pilots, the website and app can be useful for planning a flight to an unfamiliar airport. This week brought a major update for the iOS app with some helpful new features for pilots.

Garmin Pilot 9.0 adds emergency mode, split screen syn viz, enhanced TFRs

Garmin Pilot 9.0 is out and it's packed full of features, including a new Emergency Mode, split-screen synthetic vision, helicopter weight and balance, enhanced stadium TFRs, support for new ADS-B receivers and much more.

2017 AirVenture Oshkosh app is out and it’s the best one yet

The 2017 AirVenture Oshkosh is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and a schedule planner.

ForeFlight keyboard updated with improved design

FFKeyboard has come a long way since we first flew with it back in March and now includes an improved, color-coded button layout. The new design groups similar abbreviations and phrases together with various colors, and also includes a new swipe shortcut gesture to quickly move between each keyboard layout.