Garmin TXi trainer app updated with new rotorcraft and weather radar options

Garmin released a big update to their TXi trainer app, adding new flight control options, screen layouts and new training resources. It also includes the ability to simulate a rotorcraft installation and allows you to work the controls of the new Garmin GWX 75 onboard weather radar system.

Garmin Pilot app adds engine monitoring and document viewer

The Garmin Pilot app received a big update this week, adding a new document viewer, engine instrument integration, new weather features, and integration with the new D2 Delta PX aviator watch.

Start planning your Oshkosh experience with the 2018 AirVenture app

The 2018 AirVenture Oshkosh is now available for iOS and Android, and features full event schedules, exhibitor list, interactive grounds map and a schedule planner.

Pilot’s guide to the new features in ForeFlight 10.2

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.

WeatherSpork offers new approach to aviation weather

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.

MyRadar adds precipitation prediction feature

A new feature in the MyRadar app will alert you when precipitation is approaching your current location, useful for everyday awareness and during the final hours leading up to a flight.

New aircraft transition courses available in Sporty’s Pilot Training app

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.

The Aviation WB Calculator app is back

The popular Aviation WB app has been completely redesigned and is available in the app store again for iPad and iPhone with a new design and new features.

First look at Garmin Pilot’s new weather and airspace flight planning features

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.

Check out these four big aviation app updates

Aviation app companies have been busy this Spring developing a set of exciting new features for pilots in their apps. We got a preview of the latest EFB app updates at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, earlier in the month to see what's new.