Sporty’s 2023 Pilot Training App adds new Mac app, CarPlay and SharePlay features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2023 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including a new Mac app, CarPlay app, SharePlay, FAR/AIM tool and more.
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Lightspeed launches new app for Delta Zulu headset

Lightspeed Aviation has long been a leader in headset technology for pilots: they were the first to offer a Bluetooth audio connection and their FlightLink app was the first to offer customizable headset options in an iOS app. Now there's a new app, called simply the Lightspeed App, and it has been released to pair with the all-new Delta Zulu headset. This makes it easy to monitor carbon monoxide levels, create custom audio profiles, and record in-flight communications.

Top Apple Watch features and apps for pilots

There are a lot of aviation apps out there that allow you to access useful aviation and weather data from your wrist. Here we'll take a look at the top weather and aviation apps for Apple Watch, along with how to take advantage of some of the standard Apple Watch features on your next flight.

Top 10 aviation apps for student pilots

The iPad is a great tool for pilots of all skill levels, from airline captains to student pilots. 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. Here are 10 apps for new pilots to consider.

Garmin Pilot adds graphical weight and balance function

Garmin's latest app update is out just in time for Oshkosh and adds a nice selection of new planning features. There's a new graphical weight and balance view, map search capability and an update to the interactive measuring tool on the map. Pilots flying in Europe will also benefit from the inclusion of Eurocontrol Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs), an enhancement to French NOTAMs information and added support for the uAvionix Sky Echo 2 receiver.

ForeFlight simplifies aviation data and chart downloads

The latest ForeFlight update simplifies the chart and data download process, adds the ability to specify the elevation of a custom waypoint and adds a new setting to display the ruler and cockpit instruments in either Magnetic or True North. Here's a look at how to use each of these new features.

Sporty’s E6B adds new aviation functions and conversions

Sporty's E6B app recently received another big update, adding 7 new aviation functions and conversions. Here we'll take a quick look at the new features available in the popular flight computer app.

StationWeather app adds TAF widgets

StationWeather, a popular app for displaying decoded METARs and TAFs in a graphical format, recently added support to display TAF data in an iPadOS home screen widget.

Top 10 aviation weather apps

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.

Sporty’s Pilot Training app now available for Apple computers

Sporty’s Pilot Training platform started with just a few online courses over a decade ago and today has grown into an extensive library of over thirty HD/4K video and test prep courses. The latest enhancement brings an all-new version of the Pilot Training app to Apple computers, allowing pilots to access courses natively on a Macbook, iMac or Mac Pro.

Cloud Topper app updated with auto calibration and full screen support

Cloud Topper is a simple but effective app that uses the camera in your iPhone or iPad as a virtual sight level, to help determine if you're current flight path will clear clouds in front of you. The app was recently updated with a new few new convenience features providing a better experience on the newest iPhone and iPad models.

Garmin Pilot’s dynamic map gets even better

The latest Garmin Pilot update is a big one. It significantly improves the presentation and readability of the moving map and expands the graphical NOTAM display on airport diagrams to include taxiway closures. It also adds support for moving map annotations, decoded NOTAMs and support for Stratux and Bad Elf third-party receivers.