Video: how to use SXAR1 and Stratus in the cockpit

There have never been more options for receiving and displaying in-flight weather on your iPad, including both SiriusXM (satellite-based and subscriptions) and ADS-B (ground-based and subscription-free). In a recent webinar, Sporty's John Zimmerman and ForeFlight's Scott Dennstaedt reviewed the most popular weather receivers for ForeFlight and shared dozens of tips for making safer in-flight weather decisions. The hour-long video also includes five real world scenarios that show datalink weather in action.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.