It's the #1 question we hear: "I'm looking at the ForeFlight, Garmin and WingX apps, but I don't know which one to buy. Which is the best?" We offer a side-by-side comparison of the core features, and share some (completely biased) opinions. Read more, and add your opinion.
The iPad can do so much more for pilots than just show charts – it’s also an ideal document organizer and reader. Using an app known as GoodReader ($4.99 from the App Store), you can store and organize a wealth of PDFs and other aviation electronic documents. Here are a few recommendations.
Many pilots have come to depend on their iPhone for most of their communication needs, but in the air cell phones are useless. That's why the new DeLorme inReach is such a great idea--this portable device pairs with your smartphone to add two-way communication capability to any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device.
A new version of the Garmin Pilot app is now available in the app store for iOS and contains several improvements to the popular iOS app for pilots. Best of all you can get a one year subscription to this app for $49.99 during Garmin's limited time special.
ForeFlight released version 4.6 of their flagship app today that adds a variety of new features, including improved route selection and editing, and includes a firmware update for the Stratus ADS-B receiver.
Stratus, the portable weather receiver for ForeFlight, is getting an upgrade. The trio of companies behind the iPad ADS-B receiver--Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's--announced the availability of firmware version 2.1 today, which includes improvements in GPS performance and battery life.
Pilots can now turn their iPads or iPhones into cockpit voice recorders with a new app from Lightspeed Aviation when using the Zulu.2 headset.
Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.