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.

Video tip: Using the iPad as your digital copilot

Pilots have lots of flexibility when it comes to integrating the iPad into the cockpit. It can be especially helpful when flying single-pilot in challenging weather or in busy airspace, assisting you with IFR route planning, clearances, airspace alerts, traffic avoidance and surface monitoring while taxiing. 

Video: 10 things you should know about flying with ForeFlight

Sporty's recently hosted a webinar in cooperation with ForeFlight that offered a number of useful tips for flying with aviation's most popular app. A video recording of the webinar is now available.

Video tip: Beyond the TAF – Other weather forecasts you should be looking at...

The Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) is the most widely used weather forecast product by pilots, and for good reason. It's updated 4 times daily by meteorologists and is the most accurate forecast available for local airport weather. The TAF is not perfect though and has some geographic limitations and size constraints. This week's video tip shares some additional forecast tools in your favorite iPad app to supplement the information from the TAF during your preflight briefing.