Stratus for iPad

Sporty’s introduces weather receiver for ForeFlight

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.

Heading to Sun ‘n Fun this week? There’s an app for that

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.
Weight and balance file on Numbers

How to use the Numbers app to calculate weight and balance

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.

Debate: the F.A.A. and electronic devices on airline flights

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?

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

Most pilots love the iPad because it almost never crashes, making for an extremely reliable tool. But there is one sure-fire way to get your tablet to shut down--leave it on the glare shield.
Sporty's Learn to Fly Course

A look inside Sporty’s new Learn to Fly app

Sporty's Pilot Shop has offered training courses for over 20 years, beginning with VHS tapes and then DVD and online training products. Last week, the company introduced the latest version of its course, and for the first time there is a dedicated app for iPad/iPhone. Let's take a look at some of the features.

New features added to WingX Pro 7

Hilton Software released an update to WingX Pro7 today, adding new features and improvements to this feature-packed aviation iPad app.

Apple introduces new iPad

Apple today announced a new iPad model, featuring significant improvements to the device's hardware. The most notable feature is the new Retina display, which now has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels - four times that of the iPad 1 & 2.

ForeFlight Mobile users – it’s time to update your charts

Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts in the ForeFlight app. The new cycle starts Thursday, March 8th, and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type.

Air Force buying up to 18,000 iPads

While you might think the military would be pretty skeptical of consumer technology like the iPad, the reverse is actually true. The US Air Force has just awarded a contract to buy up to 18,000 iPads for use by their pilots worldwide.