Garmin Pilot adds visual NOTAMs in latest update

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app adds a set of new smart features that highlight important information when planning a flight. This includes visual runway closures, contextual instrument approach NOTAMs, flight planning alerts, and TAF overlays on the map. Here's a quick look at each.

New FAA test prep features added to Sporty’s Pilot Training apps

The latest update to Sporty's Pilot Training app brings Sporty's signature FAA test preparation features to the Android version for the Private, Instrument and Commercial Pilot Courses. This includes the same advanced study modes and performance analysis features released for the iPhone, iPad and online versions of Sporty's courses earlier this year.

Free performance planning app adds new airplane model support

POH Performance offers free apps recently added model support for the Piper PA28 and Daher Kodiak airplanes, bringing the total number of airplane support to seven. These free apps can assist with trip planning, weight and balance, takeoff/landing performance and IFR calculations.

ForeFlight version 13.5 adds powerful IFR procedure tools

IFR pilots have some new toys to play with in the latest version of ForeFlight, version 13.5, which is available now. In particular, the long-awaited holding pattern tool has arrived, plus full instrument approach minima and some new runway analysis tools for jets.

ARSim communications training app adds online version

As any student or rusty pilot will tell you, staying sharp on communications is not easy. It's not enough to read a book; by definition, talking to ATC requires a back-and-forth dynamic. That's why ARSim (previously called Plane English) has proven to be such a helpful app over the last few years. More than just static text, this colorful and interactive app offers step-by-step lessons and practice sessions that allow you to speak to your mobile device and get feedback.

iPad Apps for Turbine Pilots

There are a wide variety of iPad apps available designed for pilots flying turbine airplanes, including performance planning, support directories and international trip support. Check them out here in this comprehensive listing.

Latest ForeFlight update focuses on visual enhancements

2021 has been another busy year at ForeFlight, with the company consistently delivering a major update at least once per month. While this month's release contains a few new features, it mostly focuses on visual updates for existing features in the app.

New Commercial Pilot Video Training Course app available

Training for the Commercial Pilot certificate requires a lot more than learning new maneuvers and passing a test. Sporty's recently released a new Commercial Pilot Training Video Course for iOS, Android and TV to help pilots learn all about aerodynamics, high-peformance flight operations, commercial pilot regulations and much more.

Top 10 weather apps for pilots

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.

What’s new in ForeFlight 13.3 – Dynamic winds, taxi routes and more

ForeFlight recently released their biggest update for 2021 packed…

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.