There are thousands of weather apps for the general public, from free to quite expensive. These are great for deciding whether you need a jacket tomorrow, but when it comes to aviation weather--looking at thunderstorms, ice, turbulence, visibility and so much more--these apps just aren't enough. So we'll focus on apps that offer more for pilots, both free and paid.
Sporty's Study Buddy test prep apps were recently updated with a modern layout for the latest iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The update adds hundreds of new questions, answers, and explanations written by the CFIs at Sporty's Academy and include a new interactive FAA references for enhanced study.
Sporty's FAR/AIM app for iPhone and iPad has been a popular option for many years, but a recent update adds some helpful new features. The app is continuously updated as regulations change, and a one-time purchase includes all updates. Just buy it once and you'll always be up to date.
The latest version of ForeFlight is out, and offers a new companion app called Passenger that allows others on board your airplane to follow along on flight progress. Here we'll show how it works, along with a review of the other new features in ForeFlight 11.2.
The latest version of Garmin Pilot is now available for download, and like with most updates from Garmin, includes exclusive features you won't find in any other app. Version 9.6 extends Garmin's integration of FltPlan.com's trip planning features, adds FBO fees for various services, engine alerts and new map customization options.
WingX Version 9.0 is now available, adding a new faster moving-map engine, improved chart downloads and AHRS support for the Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver.
ForeFlight and Jeppesen partnered back in 2017 to share expertise and knowledge in an effort to improve both the Jeppesen FlightDeck and ForeFlight apps for GA and airline pilots. Here's a look at the latest collaboration effort and how ForeFlight has brought elements of its popular GA app to Jeppesen FlightDeck Pro X app.