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.

In-flight weather fundamentals – using ADS-B and SiriusXM

Using datalink weather products like ADS-B and SiriusXM can make your flying safer, easier, and more fun - but only if you know what you're doing. In this information-packed webinar recording, you'll learn practical tips for smart weather flying from an experienced pilot and a meteorologist.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Video shows what’s new in the ForeFlight weather imagery

ForeFlight released version 7.1 last week, which significantly enhances the weather imagery section. To help pilots better understand the new weather charts featured in the app we talked with ForeFlight weather scientist Scott Dennstaedt at the AOPA Fly-In over the weekend. Watch the video of the interview 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.