ADS-B Update: equipping for 2020 and reviewing portables

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, is a hot topic among pilots right now. With the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip with ADS-B Out coming up fast, the time to make a decision about a panel upgrade is here. In addition, a new group of portable ADS-B receivers have been introduced this year, making it a great time to add in-flight weather to your favorite EFB app. In this fast-paced webinar recording, you'll learn all about ADS-B In, ADS-B Out, the options for equipment, and some operating tips.

Video of all new iPad webinar now available

iPad Pilot News recently presented a new webinar covering a series of insightful recommendations, strategies and other tips that pilots of all experience levels should know when flying with the iPad. Check out the full video recording here.

Video review: iPad kneeboards

Mounts and kneeboards are the two most popular ways to secure an iPad in the cockpit. The options for kneeboards in particular have expanded in recent years, which can make the buying decision a little complicated. In this Product PIREP video, we take four of the most popular iPad kneeboards up for a test flight in a Cessna 172. See the different models in action, and learn what their unique advantages are.

Video of new Flying with the iPad Seminar now available

A video recording of Sporty's recent Flying with the iPad seminar is now available to watch free online. This 50 minute presentation covers a wide variety of topics for iPad pilots, including how to get started with the iPad, apps, accessories and preflight procedures.

Product PIREP video: Flight Gear Battery Pack

Keeping all your electronic devices charged in the cockpit is a continual struggle for many pilots. Between an iPad (or two), an iPhone, an ADS-B receiver and passenger needs, the power requirements can be quite high. A new battery pack from Flight Gear solves this problem and is specifically made for pilots. We went flying with it to see what it can do.

Video tip: How to preflight your ForeFlight app on iPad

The iPad is one of the most reliable pieces of electronics on the market today, but it still requires careful attention before each flight to ensure that both the hardware and aviation apps are ready to go. Join ForeFlight's Angela Anderson as she gives an in-depth look at the steps you should take while on the ground to verify you have all the necessary data installed and accessible on your iPad.

ForeFlight video tips: Plates on Maps, Weight and Balance and Flight Plans

We continue our ForeFlight video tip series this week with 3 new topics from Sporty's Flying with ForeFlight training course. These are designed to help pilots get the most out of ForeFlight and stay proficient with aviation's leading app.

Product PIREP video: ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B Receiver

ForeFlight introduced Sentry at EAA AirVenture 2018, and the small ADS-B receiver has found a following since then. At $499, it's a good value and packs a lot of features into a small device. We took it flying in a Cirrus SR22 to see how it performs, and to compare it to Stratus 3, the other popular ADS-B receiver for ForeFlight.

A pilot’s guide to ADS-B – latest webinar recording

Sporty's John Zimmerman recently hosted a webinar on ADS-B in cooperation with Jeff Johnson at Appareo, covering the basics of the system plus options for both panel-mount and portable ADS-B avionics. This fast-paced presentation covered a lot of ground, and the video recording is now available.

Garmin Pilot video tips show how to use app’s unique features

The Garmin Pilot app has become so feature-rich that it can be tough to keep up with all of its capabilities. A few of our lesser-known favorites are the Freehand™ route planning tool, personal minimums, minimum weather requirement warnings and the Nearest map utility. Here is a series of video tips showing how to use each one on your next flight.