Top iPad stories from Sun ‘n Fun 2013

The 2013 edition of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in is now in the books, and as usual there were plenty of new product announcements. No part of the show was hotter than iPad apps and accessories, so let's review some of the major stories at the show.

Poll: track up or North up?

North up or track up? It's a great way to start an argument with a group of pilots--right up there with Cessna or Piper? In the past few months, almost every major app has added track up as an option, so we want to know your preference.

New Stratus adds attitude, traffic

This week at Sun 'n Fun, the team of Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's unveiled a second generation Stratus ADS-B receiver. What's new? We review the features.

New ForeFlight training program now available

A new video training program covering the ForeFlight Mobile app is now available from Sporty's Pilot Shop. It's designed to help pilots learn both the basic and advanced features of aviation's most popular app.

Garmin Pilot adds track up, new maps

Just in time for Sun 'n Fun, Garmin has released version 5.0 of their Garmin Pilot app for iPad and iPhone. The latest version of the popular app is a fairly significant update that adds a number of new features, and it continues the arms race among the major app developers.

Why Android is losing in aviation

Lots of ink is spilled about the Apple vs. Google war. But in aviation, iOS is dominating Android. We offer a few reasons why.

Sagetech Clarity ADS-B receiver now shipping

After first being announced at AirVenture Oshkosh last year, Sagetech's Clarity hit a few delays as the company redesigned the portable ADS-B receiver. This week, though, Sagetech announced that Clarity is now shipping.

Free 2013 SUN ‘n FUN app now available for iPhone, iPad and Android

Sporty’s, in partnership with SUN 'n FUN, has created a mobile app for the 2013 show, which is now available for both Apple and Android devices.

ForeFlight version 5.0 adds terrain, runway centerlines

ForeFlight seems focused on making their best-selling app an even more powerful in-flight tool, in addition to its numerous pre-flight uses. Version 5.0, just released to the App Store, ups the ante yet again, with a slew of new features.

Cloud Topper app helps you determine cloud tops in flight

How many times have you been en route on a cross-country and wondered what the tops are on some cumulus clouds up ahead? A new app for iPad and iPhone can help you determine just that.