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.

Video tip: Flying IFR with an iPad

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.

Video review: combination iPad/paper kneeboards

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.

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: 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 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.

Get the most from ForeFlight: Advanced tips – webinar

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...

ADS-B webinar recording now available

Sporty's recently hosted a webinar on ADS-B, 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 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.

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.