ForeFlight updates Hazard Advisor and Weight and Balance features

ForeFlight recently released their latest app update, version 14.2, which improves two of the app's popular preflight planning tools. In this article, we'll show where to find the new features and how to make the most of them when planning your next flight.

Sporty’s releases new E6B app for Apple computers

Sporty’s E6B app has been the flight computer app of choice for tens of thousands of pilots around the world for the past decade. The latest version adds support for Mac computers, allowing you to use all the aviation and conversion functions right from your laptop or desktop.

Submit PIREPs right from your iPhone with Fly Virga

Fly Virga is a free app which connects directly to Flight Service and allows pilots to submit PIREPs from an iPhone using a clean, easy to use interface.

HotZones adds traffic density visualizations to your EFB app

A free add-on for ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot allows you to add a custom overlay to the map screen that shows areas of very high aircraft traffic as determined by historical ADS-B returns.

Windy adds new weather features to Apple Watch app

Windy is one of our favorite dedicated weather apps thanks to its beautifully animated visualizations of current and forecast weather conditions on an interactive map. The app also offers a companion version for Apple Watch, offering METARs, wind forecasts, radar imagery and a custom weather watch face.

The top 20 apps for pilots – 2022 edition

There are thousands of apps that are useful for pilots, from flight training and weather briefings to calculators and games. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but once again we're going to try—after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. This list isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often.

Garmin Pilot improves NOTAM display and adds Stratus 3 support

Garmin recently released their biggest update for 2021, which includes a redesigned Airports page, new graphical Field Condition (FICON) and Fuel Unavailable NOTAMs, and support for the popular Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver from Appareo.

JumpSeat app offers crowd-sourced aviation alerts

A new app called JumpSeat Ops provides crowd-sourced airport and aviation data for pilots to review before each flight.
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AOG Alerts app helps stranded pilots get help

It's a nightmare that many pilots face every year: after landing at an airport far from home base, your airplane develops a mechanical problem and you find yourself AOG (airplane on ground). Who do you call for help? That's exactly the problem this new app is trying to solve.

Sporty’s Pilot Training app adds support for Apple CarPlay

Sporty's Pilot Training app is the first aviation app to support CarPlay, allowing pilots to safely access training content from any of Sporty's 25 aviation courses while on the go. Here’s how it works.

ForeFlight adds IFR airway details and 3D airport markers

Recent updates to the ForeFlight app improve the display of data on the Aeronautical Map layer and 3D route preview, adding additional IFR airway details and airport markers.

Sporty’s 2022 Pilot Training App adds new TV, test prep and audio training features

Sporty's signature flight training app was recently updated to include Sporty's new 2022 courses. Here's a look at the latest features, including a new audio training mode, PowerStudy test prep enhancements, new FireTV and AndroidTV apps and updated video training and test prep content.