Charging kit

Video: complete iPad charging kit

When you’re flying long cross-country flights or variable routes due to challenging weather, it pays to have an orderly way to charge electronics. In fact, a depleted battery is one of the few issues we've ever had with an iPad. That's why we love this new charging kit—it provides everything you need to keep all your devices topped off, from iPad to iPhone to ADS-B receiver.

Video: ForeFlight advanced tips webinar

ForeFlight, aviation's most popular app, has come a long way from the days of basic weather maps and digital charts. In this fast-paced webinar, ForeFlight product expert Josh Berman shows off some of the latest enhancements to the app and shares some advanced tips for getting the most out of the app. You'll learn about the new downloads view, enhanced weight and balance, terrain advisor changes, weather forecast tools, and much more.

Flying with datalink weather—webinar recording

Datalink weather has the potential to make your flying safer and more comfortable - but only if you know how to use it properly. Join Air Facts editor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM, and how to use them in flight. Topics include 5 key weather rules, the differences between ADS-B and SiriusXM, and real world weather flying scenarios.

Video: hands-on with the Flight Outfitters iPad Desk

There are dozens of options for securing an iPad in the cockpit, but one of our favorite new options is the Flight Outfitters iPad Flight Desk. It combines a protective case, an in-flight organizer, and a flexible iPad kneeboard into one product. Pilots have the option to use it as a bi-fold flight desk, complete with a clipboard, or as a basic iPad leg strap. In this video, Sporty's Doug Ranly explains all the features.

ForeFlight Tip: Synthetic Vision and Glide Advisor

This week's tip takes a look at how to use ForeFlight's optional synthetic vision display in the app. This simulated view of the outside world displays ground features and terrain alongside the app's digital flight instruments.

Video: reviewing the new PIVOT A20A case

There are plenty of iPad cases to choose from, but most were not designed specifically for aviation so they're too bulky and cumbersome in tight cockpits. PIVOT is different. Designed by an airline pilot, this system combines a simple, robust case with a sleek mounting solution. In this video review, you'll see some of the innovative features on the latest model, the A20A.

Video: comparing the top 4 iPad kneeboards

Kneeboards have changed drastically over the last 15 years. Once used for charts and flight plan forms, kneeboards are now used to hold the most trusted navigational tool: an iPad, tablet, or phone. There are more options than ever, ranging from very basic to deluxe, so the decision can be a difficult one. In this new video, Sporty's John Zimmerman compares four popular kneeboards, and offers his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of each one.

ForeFlight tip: How to organize and view charts using Flight Binders

ForeFlight redesigned the Plates section of the app earlier this…

iPad Proficiency Check – new webinar recording

Check out the recording of this fast-paced presentation, which covers a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad and the ForeFlight Mobile app. Led by Bret Koebbe, an active pilot and flight instructor at Sporty’s Pilot Shop and Editor of iPad Pilot News, this webinar recording explores topics applicable to pilots of all iPad experience levels

Video: ForeFlight advanced tips and new features (webinar recording)

Join ForeFlight's Phil Inman for an in-depth look at the latest features in aviation's top app, plus some advanced tips for safe flying. Topics include: daily weather forecasts, cloud layer, marked positions, new plate binder options, and more.

Video tip – How to incorporate the iPad into flight training

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” To help with the decision, Dave Zitt, a senior flight instructor at Sporty's Academy, shares his thoughts on best practices for incorporating the iPad as an EFB when learning to fly.

Two new webinar recordings: Advanced ForeFlight and iPad Proficiency

Sporty's Pilot Shop is in the middle of hosting its virtual airshow during the month of July, which includes a series of online events, webinars, product specials and entertainment available free to pilots around the world.