ForeFlight released a new feature-packed update again this week that pilots will want to check out right away. Most notable in this release is a new day/night app theme selector, glance mode for synthetic vision and a 3D view of nearby ADS-B traffic.
While the big electronic flight bag (EFB) apps like ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot are loaded with weather tools, a new app is taking a different approach to help pilots make smarter preflight decisions. WeatherSpork is not an EFB app, but rather an easy-to-use app that focuses on smarter preflight weather briefings. Here's a hands-on review.
Sporty's released their new Pilot Training app last year, bringing an all-new training course concept to iPhone, iPad and AppleTV. The latest update to the Pilot Training app adds 4 new aircraft transition courses for pilots learning to fly Helicopters, Seaplanes, Gliders and Multiengine airplanes.
Garmin Pilot 9.3 adds an impressive set of new features, including airspace alerting, icing in the profile view, storm cell movement, a new SiriusXM surface analysis weather layer, traffic enhancements, extended centerline improvement and support for the iPhone X screen.
Learning how to use VORs and NDBs isn't very exciting, but it's still a requirement if you want to earn a Private Pilot certificate or Instrument rating. Often it comes down to a problem of visualizing how the different systems work. A recently-updated app, IFR Flight Trainer Simulator, can help with this learning curve.
Sporty's released their new Pilot Training app at the end of 2017, bringing an all-new training course concept to iPhone, iPad and AppleTV. The latest update adds 3 new courses to the training platform: VFR Communications, IFR Communications and Garmin G1000 Checkout.
ForeFlight released the first major update for 2018, introducing a variety of smart features throughout the app to improve the flight planning experience. The latest version continues the trend of adding additional functionality to the Flights tab, making this the go-to spot to research and plan a flight. Here's a quick look at all the new features in ForeFlight 9.6 and how to use them.