Video review: SiriusXM SXAR1 vs. Stratus ADS-B Receiver

Pilots flying with ForeFlight have access to more weather information than ever before, including options for both ADS-B and SiriusXM weather in flight. The variety of options is great, but it can be confusing. In this test flight video, we explore the differences between these two systems, and compare Stratus (ADS-B) with SXAR1 (SiriusXM). Which system is better? Can you use them both? Come flying with us as we explain.

ForeFlight video tips: scratchpad, track-up maps and plates shortcuts

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.

Video tip: How to use your iPad to better prepare for the next flight

Let's face it, we're viewing much of the same aviation data in our favorite iPad apps that has been around for decades. What's different now though is that this information is presented in a much more meaningful context, thanks to the iPad's high-resolution touchscreen display and innovative features from aviation app developers.

New Stratus videos released

ADS-B receivers remain the hottest iPad accessory for pilots. Sporty's Pilot Shop recently released two new video tips for pilots flying with the Stratus--watch them here.

New Stratus video tips released

To help pilots get the most out of the Stratus line of ADS-B receivers, Sporty's Pilot Shop recently released 5 new videos in a series of tips for ForeFlight users. Check them all out here.

ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms

ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data from the National Weather Service and the standard weather briefing option provided by Flight Service. This week's video tip dives deeper into these resources to help you keep an eye on the development of hazardous weather from both a long and short-range perspective.

New ADS-B webinar video available

On October 2, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.

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.