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.

App review: IFR Flight Trainer Simulator

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.
Pilot Training app

Sporty’s adds 3 new courses to Pilot Training app

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 9.6 delivers a smarter flight planning experience

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.

Garmin Pilot refines user interface with version 9.1.4

Some app updates bring stunning new features, like synthetic vision or major new hardware integrations. Others focus on the less exciting but equally important job of improving the existing tools, with new user interfaces or design tweaks. The latest version of Garmin Pilot (9.1.4) is in the latter camp, but the updates are well thought out and helpful. Here's a look at what's new.

FlashPass eAPIS filing app adds passport scanning capability

FlashPass makes it easy to file eAPIS passenger manifests with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol right from your iPhone or iPad. The latest update allows you to scan crew or passenger passports to save time and help eliminate data entry errors.

Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB 3.0 adds flight recording and augmented reality

Seattle Avionics released a major update to their FlyQ EFB app earlier in the week, which adds new flight recording and augmented reality (AR) functionality. Here's a quick look at these new features and how to use them.
RadarScope app

7 best weather apps for pilots

There are thousands of weather apps for the general public, from free to quite expensive. These are great for deciding whether you need a jacket tomorrow, but when it comes to aviation weather--looking at thunderstorms, ice, turbulence, visibility and so much more--these apps just aren't enough. So we'll focus on apps that offer more for pilots, both free and paid.