Sporty’s Pilot Training app adds support for Apple CarPlay

Sporty's Pilot Training app is the first aviation app to support CarPlay, allowing pilots to safely access training content from any of Sporty's 25 aviation courses while on the go. Here’s how it works.

ForeFlight adds IFR airway details and 3D airport markers

Recent updates to the ForeFlight app improve the display of data on the Aeronautical Map layer and 3D route preview, adding additional IFR airway details and airport markers.

Sporty’s 2022 Pilot Training App adds new TV, test prep and audio training features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2022 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including a new audio training mode, PowerStudy test prep enhancements, new FireTV and AndroidTV apps and updated video training and test prep content.
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Aviation app roundup—news from NBAA and beyond

The business aviation world descended on Las Vegas this week, as NBAA held its annual convention for the first time since 2019. In addition to news about the latest business jets, there were a number of interesting announcements from app companies. Here's a quick recap of some headlines, plus other app news over the last month.

ForeFlight adds Flight Profile support for iPhone

ForeFlight version 13.8 is now available for download and brings the Flight Profile view to the iPhone app, which was previously only available for iPad. The update also tweaks the Track Log interface and adds performance support for new Gulfstream and Embraer jets.

StationWeather app adds extra large iOS 15 widgets

StationWeather, a popular graphical weather app, recently added support for iPadOS 15 extra-large home screen widgets in the latest update. Here's a look at how to add and customize them on your iPad home screen.

Top 10 apps for student pilots

The iPad is a great tool for pilots of all skill levels, from airline captains to 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. Here are 10 apps for new pilots to consider.

Stitch screenshots together with Tailor app

Screenshots are still one of those hidden iOS superpowers, useful for saving airport maps, passenger information, or aircraft data. On an iPad it's fairly easy to take a screenshot and share it to your favorite aviation app, as we've described before. But sometimes all you have is your phone, and getting all the information on a smaller screen is simply impossible. That's where the Tailor app comes in.

Ventusky app offers beautiful weather maps

Most pilots are weather geeks, either by disposition or training, and that means a good weather app can be particularly helpful or even fun. The big electronic flight bag apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot do a great job of consolidating the key weather maps and forecasts, but there is a role for non-aviation apps. A great example is Ventusky, a $3.99 app that beautifully displays maps of wind, clouds, and more.

ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot: Which mobile app is best for you?

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 improves climb and descent performance planning

ForeFlight recently improved the performance planning features in the app by adding new climb/descent profile adjustment controls for Performance Plus aircraft profiles. Here's a quick look at where to find them and how they work.

FlightAware adds subscription option for piston airplane owners

At the 2021 EAA AirVenture show, FlightAware introduced a new paid service, called Aviator, which offers premium tracking features specifically targeted at piston airplanes. We've been using it for a week now and while we wouldn't call it a must-have, there are some nice features for active pilots and fleet managers.