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.
ForeFlight Mobile 4.7 is now available in the App Store and introduces a new Runway Proximity Advisor visual and audio alerting feature that advises you when your aircraft is approaching, entering, or crossing a runway.
One year after announcing an ambitious plan to connect iPads to panel avionics, Aspen Avionics has received STC approval for Connected Pilot, the first in their planned line of Connected Panel products. The product is a complete two-way solution, including both hardware and software.
The Garmin GDL 39 paired with the Garmin Pilot app provides subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic data. Learn more about how it works in this pilot report from a recent flight in a Piper Aztec.
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.