New iPad webinar coming up this Wednesday

Join Bret Koebbe from Sporty's Pilot Shop at EAA's free webinar covering the latest in iPad apps, accessories and tips & tricks. Learn more about the presentation and how to register here.

ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS

ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots discontinue using the DUATS weather briefing tool in the app.

Apple announces iOS 11 and new iPad Pro models

Apple recently hosted their annual developer's conference, which began with a high-profile keynote announcing new Apple products and a preview of the next big iOS release. This year's presentation didn't disappoint, showcasing the new features coming to iOS 11 in the Fall and a wide variety of new hardware, including an all-new iPad model, a new focus on augmented reality, updated MacBook computers and a new voice-activated speaker for the home.

2013 year in review – apps and accessories

As the year draws to a close, it's worth pausing to consider just how far we've come in the past 12 months. With that in mind, here's our annual look at the year that was: the new apps, the new features, the accessory introductions and much more.

Apple announces new iPhones and final details on iOS 7

Apple announced two new iPhone models today, and the release date of the free iOS 7 upgrade. We have the details here.

iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?

The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday work, from spreadsheets to graphics work, but can it work for pilots? We took it flying to see.
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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh recap for iPad pilots (it was a big year)

There were lots of new product announcements at EAA AirVenture this year, including new ADS-B receivers, gadgets for the cockpit and aviation app updates. Here's a recap of what was introduced.

Why you should update your iPad to the new iOS 6

Apple released the much-anticipated iOS 6 software update yesterday for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Learn how to install this free update on your iPad and learn about some of the great new features.

Three iPad seminars this weekend at Sporty’s Fly-in

The annual Sporty's Pilot Shop Fly-in is this Saturday, May 17, at the Clermont County Airport (I69). Three seminars will cover the iPad, from Sporty's, Garmin and ForeFlight.

Is voice recognition the next big thing for aviation iPad apps?

The iPad is an excellent resource for those flying single-pilot in GA airplanes, but it still requires lots of heads down time to find the necessary information for each phase of flight. Voice recognition and digital assistant features like Siri might provide a better way for us to interact with these devices and provide more meaningful information in flight.