Plane Finder 3D app adds augmented reality aircraft view

Plane Finder recently released a new 3D version of their popular flight tracking app that takes advantage of Apple's new ARKit technology. This allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to move around any airspace in the world and view live air traffic in a dynamic 3D environment.
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How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.

Garmin Pilot 9.1 adds new StreetMap layer and global winds aloft

Garmin released the latest version of their flagship EFB app for iPhone and iPad, adding a new Street Map layer, worldwide winds aloft on the map, expanded aircraft library and a new Connext devices status page. Here's a quick look at each new feature and where to find it.

New EFB guidance allows commercial operators to display own-ship on iPad in flight

The FAA released an updated Advisory Circular for pilots flying with an iPad in commercial operations that now permits the display of aircraft position on the moving map while in flight.

AirText offers new option for in-flight connectivity

A new option was recently introduced that attempts to bridge this gap between $100,000 connectivity systems and portable Iridium messengers. AirText is FAA-approved and permanently-installed, but is easy to install and has affordable data plans. Here's our pilot report after 5 months of flying with it.

Dust off your iPad’s podcast app and learn something new

There's a good chance you have a very useful app currently installed on your iPhone or iPad that you didn't know existed, which delivers new aviation content daily to your devices. Here we'll show what it can do and how to take advantage of it as a pilot.
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iOS 11.1 fixes high-speed GPS bug

After thoroughly testing the latest iOS 11.1 update, ForeFlight and Bad Elf are reporting that the GPS bug affecting jet operators flying at speeds over 300 knots has been fixed.

How pilots can use iOS 11’s new screenshot tool

With Apple's big iOS 11 update, screenshots have moved from a hack to a fully developed tool. You may have noticed a new look when you took your last screenshot. Here's what's new and how to take advantage of the latest features.

A peek into the future: using mobile devices for IFR clearance delivery

MITRE has been working on a project that demonstrates the viability of a mobile device-based service that allows pilots to consistently obtain a text-based IFR clearance electronically without verbal communication with ATC at both towered and non-towered airports.
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ForeFlight celebrates ten years – what comes next?

We recently visited ForeFlight's Austin office and sat down with Tim Schuetze, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. We asked Schuetze about the major areas of focus for the company, what comes next, and how they maintain quality as they grow.