How to view engine data in Garmin Pilot—Cirrus flight test

Garmin has spent the last few years working hard to integrate its Pilot app with its industry-dominating line of panel avionics, from simple retrofit GPSs to full glass cockpits. The latest step in this process is the ability to view live engine data on your iPad, a long-requested feature. We flew the system recently in a Cirrus SR22, equipped with a G600 TXi glass cockpit, and came away impressed.

Tips for using your aviation iPad apps with home flight simulators

Are you stuck at home and separated from your airplane, or just experiencing an unlucky stretch of bad weather? The good news is, you can still fly at home and stay current with your favorite aviation apps using the latest flight simulators. Many…

Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started

Over the past decade we have written hundreds of articles here at iPad Pilot News with tips for pilots, app and accessory reviews, the latest news and of course the famous iPad app debates. To make things easier, we've collected our most popular educational articles and videos designed to help get pilots off to the right start with the iPad in the cockpit.

Video tip: How to use the ForeFlight map weather layers

Do you know the difference between base and composite radar reflectivity, enhanced vs. infrared satellite imagery, or how to interpret the icing forecast layers in ForeFlight? Our latest video tip explains it all.

Feature focus: Garmin Pilot’s emergency mode

There are certainly important differences in how features are implemented in different apps, but there haven't been many truly new app features over the past few years. One exception is Garmin's Emergency Mode. It's simple, but thoughtfully designed and very useful. Here's how to use it.

AOPA app adds airport directory, charts and FBO data

AOPA has been busy expanding the capabilities of its signature pilot lifestyle app over the past year. The latest update adds a variety of flight planning resources, including airport details, downloadable instrument approach procedures, FBO directory, FBO fuel prices and fees, and a destination finder.

How To Connect ForeFlight To Microsoft Flight Sim 2020

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably been excited about the development and release of the latest revision to the classic Microsoft Flight Sim. But how can you use the new simulator with ForeFlight? Here we'll explain how to set up Flight Events to sync your iPad to your PC.

Coflyt app simplifies aircraft ownership and maintenance tracking

Coflyt allows aircraft owners to stay organized and track all engine/airframe times, inspections and maintenance using a well-designed app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

How airline pilots are using crowd-sourced in-flight weather on their iPad

Datalink weather is commonplace on just about all flights now, whether you're flying a Cessna 172 or Boeing 737. Many airline pilots also have access to an additional weather feature though, called the Turbulence Automated PIREP System. Here's how it works and what it could mean for GA pilots down the road.

ForeFlight releases version 12.2 – here’s what’s new

ForeFlight's latest update hit the app store today with some fun new features, including a new way to visualize instrument approaches in ForeFlight's simulated 3D environment.

AltitudeAlert adds vertical navigation (VNAV) feature

AltitudeAlert is one of our favorite supplemental apps and continues to add new features year after year. The latest update includes an in-flight VNAV planning feature that allows you to easily comply with IFR crossing restrictions and plan for comfortable VFR descents.

Quiz: Can you find the hidden flight planning data in ForeFlight?

While iPad apps like ForeFlight have consolidated all the flight planning resources in one convenient location, you have to know where to look in the app to find key data when planning a flight. Test your knowledge on some of these gotchas in our latest quiz.