The iPad is a must-have for today's modern instrument pilot, serving digital approach charts, in-flight weather and even backup flight instruments. Here are some important points to consider though before climbing through the clouds with an electronic flight bag.
iPads are great, but sometimes you just need to scribble a note or consult a paper checklist. That's why many pilots fly with a kneeboard to keep things organized. In this new Product PIREP video, we went flying with two new designs from Flight Gear that accommodate both paper and EFBs, and include a number of flexible options. See them in action in a Cessna 182 to see all the features.
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.
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.
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, the most popular app for pilots, blends flight planning, charts, aviation weather, airport information, documents, synthetic vision and even a logbook into one complete resource. But like any software, there’s a lot to...
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.