One of the biggest upgrades in ForeFlight version 9.1 (released earlier this month) is the availability of highly detailed performance profiles. These pre-loaded aircraft data sets allow the app to calculate extremely accurate numbers for time en route and fuel burn, which is a critical feature for high performance and turbine airplanes. Just how accurate are these profiles? We tested it out on a long trip recently - here's what we found.
ForeFlight has held a dominant position among piston airplane pilots for a few years now, but they have not been quite as successful in the world of flight departments and jet operators. The competition is definitely heating up, though, as ForeFlight introduced a whole new tier of service today, called Performance Planning. Here's a look at the new features.
ForeFlight recently released version 9 of the app, which added some exciting new features like aircraft checklists, glide advisor and new contextual alerts. To coincide with this release Sporty's also updated their ForeFlight training course app with new video training segments showing how to use all the new features.
Modern electronic flight bag (EFB) apps are jammed with so many features that a lot of pilots don't even know about some of the less popular options. That doesn't mean these features aren't valuable, though, so we recently asked four top app companies for their insight. The question was: "what feature is under-appreciated in your app?"
We often get asked to compare aviation's most popular two apps, or to suggest which one might have an advantage in one area. New pilots often struggle to choose which one they should use during training. Some experienced pilots have been flying with one app for a number of years and are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. Here's our opinion.
Garmin continues their rapid development pace in 2017, with a variety of new features introduced this week in conjunction with both the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in the US and the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. The updates include new tools for European pilots, new Flight Stream functionality, and some good news for Android pilots.
Sun 'N Fun starts next week in Lakeland, Florida, which means new product announcements. ForeFlight kicked that off today with the release of the new ForeFlight 9, packed with updates and lots of new features. Let's dive right in so you know what to look for on your next flight.
LogTen Pro continues to set the standard for logbook apps for iPad and iPhone. The latest update, called LogTen Pro Cadet, adds a new Night Mode, shortcuts to select recent items, new reports, support for Roster Buster and a new longer free trial period.
As pilots transition to a paperless cockpit, the scratch pad is usually the last to go. Sometimes, you just can't beat a pen and paper for copying ATIS, clearances, and taxi instructions. A new add-on aims to change that, by making ForeFlight's scratch pad faster and easier to use.
Earlier this week we got our hands on Sporty's new Learn to Fly Course app for AppleTV, which is available now in the AppleTV app store. This allows you to watch the HD video content from the comfort of your home on the big screen as you progress towards your Private, Sport or Recreational pilot certificate.