Top 10 free iPhone/iPad apps for pilots

It's rare to find something free in aviation, but fortunately for pilots the iPad app store is one of the exceptions. Here we've assembled our list of the top 10 free aviation apps that every pilot should load on their iPad and iPhone.

Track up and obstacles come to ForeFlight

2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for ForeFlight. Just a few weeks after releasing version 4.8, the app company unveiled version 4.9, with some major new features--including track up and obstacles.

Browse aviation photos with the app

Pilots around the world know the best place to go to see high quality aviation photography is Now you can browse this massive collection directly on your iPad or iPhone with their free app.

Control your GoPro camera with free app

The GoPro Hero video cameras have set the standard for HD action cams. Learn how to take full control of the GoPro in the cockpit with a free app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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.