Top 10 aviation apps (you haven’t heard of)

There are no shortage of aviation apps available in the app store, and this list is designed to help expand your app horizons and check out some new aviation apps you might not have heard of yet.

ForeFlight 12 adds new 3D tools, G1000 data import, and more

Ten years to the day after Apple announced the iPad, ForeFlight released version 12.0 with some gee whiz features as usual, but some thoughtful improvements may be the more noticeable changes. Here's a look at the new features.

How to use iPad audio to make flying safer

The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.

New training course available for GTN 650, 750 and Xi Navigators

Garmin recently introduced a new GTN training course to bring the GTN 650 and GTN 750 Pilot’s Guide to life with videos, animations, and tips and tricks. The course is available for iPhone and iPad in Sporty's Pilot Training app.

Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started

Over the past decade we have written hundreds of articles here at iPad Pilot News with tips for pilots, app and accessory reviews, the latest news and of course the famous iPad app debates. To make things easier, we've collected our most popular educational articles and videos designed to help get pilots off to the right start with the iPad in the cockpit.

Quiz – Planning a trip with ForeFlight Flights

The Flights section of ForeFlight is one of the most powerful sections in the app and allows pilots to file flight plans and retrieve weather briefings. When you dig deeper though you'll find a wealth of information and hidden features to assist with preflight decision-making.  Test your knowledge with our latest quiz and see if you know all that Flights has to offer.

ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot: Which mobile app is best for you?

You bought an iPad to use in the airplane and now it's time to make a decision on which app is best for your aviation chart and data needs. This thorough guide compares aviation's top 2 apps, ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, highlighting the strengths of each and how they interface with datalink weather receivers.

Basic heads-up display offers inexpensive backup attitude

After flying with ever more expensive heads-up displays (HUDs), we recently tried the other end of the spectrum: an inexpensive, totally portable HUD that simply reflects a smartphone screen. It certainly isn't an F-35 HUD—not even close—but that might be why we liked it. 

The top 20 apps for pilots – 2020 edition

There are thousands of apps that are useful for pilots, from flight training and weather briefings to calculators and games. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but once again we're going to try—after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. This list isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often.

Storage almost full? Here’s how to free up space on your iPad

It has happened to almost every pilot: you're excited to download that new app or it's time to download charts for your big cross country, but you get the dreaded "iPad Storage Full" message. This means it's time to start thinking about freeing up some space by deleting unused apps and media. Here's how to do it.