Loop app on iPad

Loop magazine goes all-iPad

The iPad makes it easy to read aviation magazines that were previously unavailable in the US. The latest app from Loop is a great example, and is a free download.

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps.
Kindle Fire HD tablet

New Kindle Fire tablets – good for pilots?

The original Kindle Fire was a great deal, but couldn't compete with the iPad on performance. That may have changed today, as Amazon introduced three new tablets--called the Kindle Fire HD. Are they a real threat to the iPad?
TurboScan app

Turn your iPhone into a portable scanner

An under-appreciated feature for pilots is document storage and organization. But one issue is that you first have to get your paper documents into a digital format. This can be a difficult process in some cases, so we were excited to find TurboScan, a handy app that lets you scan almost anything using your iPhone and turn it into a PDF.

New personal weather station available for iPhone & iPad

Netatmo has released a new personal weather station that sends indoor and outdoor weather data from 2 sensors directly to your iPhone or iPad over WiFi.

FAA to study portable electronic devices on airplanes

Could the days of "please turn all electronic devices off until 10,000 feet" be coming to an end? Maybe. We explain how to contribute your opinion.

FltPlan.com iPad app adds Mexico and Caribbean charts

The latest update to the free Fltplan.com app adds IFR charts for the Caribbean and Mexico. Learn all about it here.

Apple announces iPad battery meets AC 120-76B standards

Apple recently updated their iPad battery safety certifications documentation to state that the iPad lithium polymer battery meets the testing and safety criteria required by Advisory Circular (AC) 120-76B

Use your iPad for aircraft transition & avionics training

Learn about Sporty's new series of aircraft & avionics training apps, allowing you to prepare for new ratings and certificates while on the go with your iPad and iPhone.
Garmin Pilot traffic display

Understanding ADS-B traffic

While ADS-B weather is fairly well understood, some new models (like the GDL 39) add ADS-B traffic to the mix. This subject is more complicated and there has been a great deal of confusion about when and how pilots can view this traffic information. In this article, we'll try to explain in plain English what ADS-B traffic is, how to get it and what the limitations are.