The new Stratus weather receiver generated a lot of interest at the recent Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Florida. One of the questions that comes up first is, "when will my area get ADS-B coverage?" The good news is that the FAA is rapidly building out the ADS-B ground network, and 16 ground stations just went live.
The FAA originally stated that on April 1 they would begin charging pilots for digital chart data. That date has come on and gone, and there is still no system in place for them to collect the fees. Read on learn the latest about the FAA's plan.
New to the iPad? Want to learn all about the latest aviation apps, accessories and tips and tricks? Here you'll find a recap of the "Flying with the iPad" seminar that was presented last week at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.
Sporty’s has introduced the Stratus, a portable weather receiver specifically made for the iPad. It combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.
The free Sun 'n Fun app for iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle Fire provides all the information needed to travel to and navigate this exciting aviation show in Lakeland, FL. Includes maps, schedules, fly-in NOTAM, exhibitor lists and more.
Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.
As pilots we all know that the F.A.A.'s catch-all rule prohibiting electronic devices on airline flights is a bit ridiculous. Is it time for them to update the regulations?