When Garmin bought Fltplan.com and the companion Fltplan Go apps, it seemed like a complementary pairing - one company has strength in mobile apps and panel avionics, the other has strength in online tools and handling services. At NBAA this week, Garmin announced the first step on its road to integrating the pieces, and as you would expect they are pursuing the most popular features first.
The aviation app updates continue to roll out as we move into the fall flying season, with many adding support for the Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver and new feature enhancements. Here's a quick roundup of what's new in your favorite aviation app.
The developers at FltPlan.com recently released a no-frills flight tracking app for iPhone and iPad called FltTrack. This free app tracks general aviation flights in real time, showing flight time, delays, estimated time of arrival and location on the map.
Last month ForeFlight quietly released version 10.3, which primarily focused on improving speed, battery life, and overall app performance. This month's release, version 10.4, is all about new features, including the addition of several new ADS-B weather layers to the app.
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. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the App Store. Here are our top ten.
iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we've assembled a basic directory to help you locate and download them in the App Store. This certainly doesn't represent every aviation app ever created, but it highlights some of the most useful and most popular ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.