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How to use Apple’s new Freeform app for flight planning

If you've updated your iPad to iPadOS 16.2, you may have noticed a new app called Freeform. What is it and does it have any aviation applications? Let's take a look at this multifunction canvas app.

What’s new in ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot

November and December are typically light months when it comes to EFB app updates and 2022 appears to be no different. Both ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot recently released minor updates over the past few weeks, each adding a few new features. Here's a quick look at what you'll find in the latest version of each app.

SkyTimer offers beautifully design app for tracking fuel burn

In a market dominated by do-it-all apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, it's a pleasant surprise to find a simple app that aims to do just one or two things, but do them very well. So it is with SkyTimer, an easy-to-use app that makes logging trips and tracking fuel burn as easy as tapping a button.

Winter Ops app provides de-/anti-Icing holdover time calculations

The Winter Ops app helps pilots calculate the maximum holdover time (HOT) allowed after the application of surface de-/anti-ice fluids when departing an airport in active icing conditions.

ForeFlight adds new fuel types and other improvements in latest updates

ForeFlight released two minor updates over the past few months, which added a handful of small improvements and features worth checking out. This includes new fuel type pricing, operational notes on the maps screen, favorite/recent route filtering, takeoff/landing performance summary and the ability to select a specific datalink radar source layer in flight.

Sporty’s 2023 Pilot Training App adds new Mac app, CarPlay and SharePlay features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2023 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including a new Mac app, CarPlay app, SharePlay, FAR/AIM tool and more.
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Lightspeed launches new app for Delta Zulu headset

Lightspeed Aviation has long been a leader in headset technology for pilots: they were the first to offer a Bluetooth audio connection and their FlightLink app was the first to offer customizable headset options in an iOS app. Now there's a new app, called simply the Lightspeed App, and it has been released to pair with the all-new Delta Zulu headset. This makes it easy to monitor carbon monoxide levels, create custom audio profiles, and record in-flight communications.

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.

Top 10 aviation 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.

Garmin Pilot adds graphical weight and balance function

Garmin's latest app update is out just in time for Oshkosh and adds a nice selection of new planning features. There's a new graphical weight and balance view, map search capability and an update to the interactive measuring tool on the map. Pilots flying in Europe will also benefit from the inclusion of Eurocontrol Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs), an enhancement to French NOTAMs information and added support for the uAvionix Sky Echo 2 receiver.

ForeFlight simplifies aviation data and chart downloads

The latest ForeFlight update simplifies the chart and data download process, adds the ability to specify the elevation of a custom waypoint and adds a new setting to display the ruler and cockpit instruments in either Magnetic or True North. Here's a look at how to use each of these new features.

Sporty’s E6B adds new aviation functions and conversions

Sporty's E6B app recently received another big update, adding 7 new aviation functions and conversions. Here we'll take a quick look at the new features available in the popular flight computer app.