Display flight instruments on your iPad with X-Plane or Flight Sim X

Two new iPad apps allow you to use the iPad as a dedicated instrument panel in FSX and X-Plane, freeing up valuable space for outside views on your primary computer monitor.

WingX version 6.9.1 hits the App Store

WingX Pro7 has released its first update of 2013, with version 6.9.1 now available in the App Store. This is mostly a maintenance release, with bug fixes and a few upgrades. Let's review the list.

ForeFlight 4.8 hits the App Store

ForeFlight released its first update of the year today, and the company promises this is "one of many that will make this year the best ever for ForeFlight customers!" Learn about version 4.8 here.

Top 8 weather apps for pilots

Checking the weather before a flight has always been one of the most popular uses for the iPad. But which app to use? We offer 8 good ones.

Garmin Pilot app update adds new map control features

Garmin released its first app update for 2013, adding a selection of features to make their aviation apps for iPad and Android more user-friendly.

New cloud-based Documents feature comes to ForeFlight

We've mentioned before that ForeFlight's Documents feature is a powerful, but under-appreciated, tool. Now this tool is getting a big upgrade, with the ability to store documents in the cloud (via Dropbox) and sync across multiple devices.

Sporty’s introduces new Instrument Rating Course app for pilots

Sporty's new Instrument Rating Course app brings all the features of Sporty's popular Instrument DVD course to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app includes extensive video training and test prep features to prepare pilots for both the real world of instrument flying and the FAA tests.

Fly the islands with this helpful app

This time of year, many pilots are planning flying trips to the islands. Learn about a new iPad app that can help you plan the perfect trip.

iPad apps for turbine pilots

There are numerous apps available geared toward turbine operations, including performance planning, support directories and international trip support. Check them out here in this comprehensive listing.

Radio Navigation Simulator app updated

Even with glass cockpits becoming increasingly popular, student pilots and new instrument pilots still have a lot to learn about navigation instruments. The Radio Navigation Simulator app can help. This affordable, easy-to-use app is a great way to learn how to use VOR, DME, ADF, RMI and HSI.

ForeFlight 101: getting started with aviation’s top app

We have dozens of ForeFlight tips on this website, but in this article we'll try to cover the basic information that a new ForeFlight user needs to get started. We'll also link to many of the other tips on ForeFlight on iPad Pilot News.

Practice your landing skills with Rockwell Collins’ free simulator iPad app

Have some fun and learn how to fly Category III ILS approaches with Rockwell Collins' new HGS Flight app, a free approach and landing simulator for iPad.