ForeFlight released version 10.5 today, adding a few highly sought after features. Most notably, this update brings synthetic vision to the iPhone, allowing pilots to use one of the most popular iPad features in ForeFlight on the smaller screen.
Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Maybe you're visiting a private airport that isn't in the database, or you want to circle a landmark not on the sectional, or you need to plan a flight around a TFR. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates.
Stratus 3 was released over the summer and for the first time offered compatibility with apps like FltPlan Go, WingX Pro, FlyQ and Aerovie, in addition to ForeFlight. Here we'll show the steps required to connect it to Aerovie and how to access the ADS-B weather products in the app.
Pilots flying with the new Bose ProFlight headset can take advantage of some new sophisticated features when paired with the Bose Connect app on iPhone or iPad. For example, you can stream music or aviation audio alerts from one device to two headsets simultaneously.
It didn't take long though for app developers to offer the ability to add annotations and markups directly on charts. With the latest generation of Apple Pencil (or even a "dumb" stylus), it's even easier. Here we're going to show you how to use this feature in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying.
Apple introduced two new iPad Pro models last week, available in 11" and 12.9" sizes, which are now available for sale. We've been using them here in the office and took them up on a few flights in a Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR22 – here are our initial thoughts.
We've used screenshots to store Google Earth images of new airports, fly-in procedures, detailed weather graphics that aren't available via ADS-B, and much more. Anything that is useful in flight but isn't available offline is a candidate for a screenshot. With Apple's release of iOS 11 last year, screenshots have moved from a hack to a fully developed tool. Here's how to take advantage of the latest features.
Sporty's Pilot Training app for iPhone/iPad just received a major update, adding a new video search feature and enhanced FAA test prep tools. Sporty's also released a new Android version of the app, making the courses even more accessible for pilots.
There's little question that the digital chart revolution and subscription-free ADS-B weather led to the iPad's success in aviation. But in addition to weather, today's iPad apps can also provide you with a wealth of data to assist in fuel planning.