Does Sentry work with Flight Deck Pro? Yes, but…

Airline pilots have rarely had access to ADS-B on their tablets, mostly due to app limitations and company restrictions. That is beginning to change with version 4.3.3 of Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro, the most popular app for airline pilots. FliteDeck Pro is powered by ForeFlight, and the partnership is obvious in the growing feature list, which now includes support for Sentry and Sentry Mini.

Garmin Pilot adds Microsoft Flight Simulator integration

Garmin continues its rapid pace of updates in 2021, and the release of version 10.4 of its Pilot app is the latest evidence. This adds some nice updates to NOTAM map layers and preflight weather briefings, but the biggest news is full support for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Now you can fly an approach on your home sim and learn to use Garmin Pilot at the same time. Here's how it works.

Check airport status anywhere with Digital ATIS app

Wouldn't it be nice if you could check which runways and instrument approaches are in use at your destination airport before takeoff? Now you can right from your iPhone or iPad, thanks to the simple but effective ATIS app on the app store.

How to use the new Flight Binders feature in ForeFlight

The latest ForeFlight update adds a new Plates interface with an improved layout to better organize your digital charts before each flight. Here's a look at how the new Flight Binders feature works and how effectively use it during preflight.

SkewTLogPro app helps upgrade your weather briefing

It seems like there are two types of pilots: those who have never heard of Skew-T log (p) charts and true believers who know they are the source of all truth and knowledge about weather. The second group is overstating things just a bit, but the first group is definitely missing out on some helpful weather information. With a little training—and the affordable SkewTLogPro app—it's easy to integrate Skew-T diagrams into your normal preflight routine. Here's how to get started.

Jet departure planning now available in ForeFlight

ForeFlight's latest update adds a new performance planning feature for jet pilots, called Runway Analysis. This quickly computes all required takeoff performance data, engine out performance, and landing data for the destination airport.

ForeFlight adds new Maps sidebar view in version 13.1

The latest update for ForeFlight is now available and includes a new Maps Sidebar feature to show additional information when tapping on a map feature. The update also adds support for airports using SayWeather reporting systems, the ability to rename PDF documents and improved organization for International Weather Imagery.

Sporty’s Pilot Training for Apple TV adds new interactive quiz feature

Sporty's Pilot Training app for Apple TV is all-new for 2021, adding a streamlined graphical interface and video review quizzes for the Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating Courses. Here's a review of how to get the app and use its latest features.

ForeFlight upgrades traffic alerts in version 13

One year after the mandate, ADS-B Out has gone from a nuisance to a reality. Capitalizing on this new avionics environment, ForeFlight released new traffic features in version 13 of their popular app, making in-flight alerts more helpful. The app also offers an improved weather forecast view and a new approach minimums feature.

The top 20 apps for pilots – 2021 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.

Sporty’s E6B app is all new for 2021

Sporty's recently released an all-new version of their popular E6B app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The app includes an all-new design optimized for the latest iOS devices and new features like dark mode, iCloud sync, weight and balance and more.

The best flight simulator apps for iPad (if you’re a pilot)

Mention "flight simulator" right now and most pilots will think of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, but not everyone has a Windows computer that's powerful enough to run MSFS, and sometimes you only have time for a quick sim session. For those reasons—and many more—there is still a thriving market in iPad-based flight simulators. Here are our top two choices.