The top 20 apps for pilots – 2024 edition

There are thousands of apps that are useful for pilots, from flight training and weather briefings to calculators and games. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but once again we're going to try—after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. This list isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often.

MyRadar adds weather maps to CarPlay app

MyRadar recently added Apple CarPlay support, allowing you to view a weather radar overlay on interactive driving maps in the car.

View an interactive map of your 2023 flying in ForeFlight

ForeFlight's 2023 Recap feature allows pilots to view all the airports they visited last year on a map and a summary of key flight stats.

SkyTimer adds new iPhone and Apple Watch features

SkyTimer is one of our favorite apps for monitoring flight time and tracking fuel. The latest update adds a collection of new features to take advantage of the latest iPhone and Apple Watch features, including the iPhone's Dynamic Island and WatchOS 10 Smart Stack.

ForeFlight adds augmented SID/STAR procedures

This month's ForeFlight update adds new logbook report enhancements, augmented SID/STAR procedures and intersection takeoff performance calculations for turbine airplanes.

FlightRadar24 adds 3D Infinite Flight airplane models

The popular flight tracking app FlightRadar24 recently partnered with Infinite Flight to display ultra-realistic aircraft models in the 3D tracking view.

Top Apple Watch features and apps for pilots

There are a lot of aviation apps out there that allow you to access useful aviation and weather data from your wrist. Here we'll take a look at the top weather and aviation apps for Apple Watch, along with how to take advantage of some of the standard Apple Watch features on your next flight.

Sporty’s 2024 Pilot Training courses add new interactive features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2024 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including new interactive scenarios, focused FARs, Smart Notes, a new Windows 11 app and more.

ForeFlight adds new weather radar layer

The latest update to ForeFlight adds a new faster radar layer, logbook filtering, advanced airspace features and more.

Six aviation apps worth checking out

The App Store has a plethora of niche apps that might do well do supplement tasks for pilots. Here's a list of six apps we find useful.
Davis WeatherLink app

Using Davis weather stations as backup weather reports

Electronic flight bag apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot have dozens of weather resources, from radar images to icing forecasts, but sometimes these familiar weather products aren't enough. One tool we've recently been using is the WeatherLink app from Davis Instruments. Here's what it can do.

ForeFlight releases new aviation app for Apple Watch

ForeFlight released a new aviation app for Apple Watch and it's included for all current ForeFlight subscribers. Here's a quick look at how to use it and why it's a must have for ForeFlight pilots.