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.
The updates continue to roll out for Sporty's Pilot Training app, aviation's top resource for flight training courses for iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and Android devices. The latest updates delivers new test prep features, new avionics training courses and support for the new iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" models.
You bought an iPad to use in the airplane and now it's time to make a decision on which app is best for your aviation chart and data needs. This thorough guide compares aviation's top 2 apps, ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, highlighting the strengths of each and how they interface with datalink weather receivers.
ForeFlight released version 10.5 today, adding a few highly sought after features. Most notably, this update brings synthetic vision to the iPhone, allowing pilots to use one of the most popular iPad features in ForeFlight on the smaller screen.
Pilots flying with the new Bose ProFlight headset can take advantage of some new sophisticated features when paired with the Bose Connect app on iPhone or iPad. For example, you can stream music or aviation audio alerts from one device to two headsets simultaneously.
Sporty's Pilot Training app for iPhone/iPad just received a major update, adding a new video search feature and enhanced FAA test prep tools. Sporty's also released a new Android version of the app, making the courses even more accessible for pilots.
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.
Looking to schedule a flight review or earn a new certificate or rating, but can't seem to find the right flight instructor? The Instructair app can help, designed to match up pilots with CFIs based on flight objectives and aircraft type.