Plane Finder app adds new alerts and weather layers

The popular Plane Finder app recently added the ability to overlay weather layers on the map and added push notifications to alert you when an aircraft declares an emergency, or when the app detects a unique or interesting flight.

How to use your iPad as a digital copilot – webinar recording

Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News hosted a webinar covering a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad & the ForeFlight Mobile app. The webinar was presented by John Zimmerman, a pilot at Sporty’s Pilot Shop and publisher of iPad Pilot News. This info-packed presentation explored topics applicable to pilots of all iPad experience levels.

Appareo introduces new Stratus Insight app with full EFB features

After buying Aerovie last June, many pilots wondered what the next step would be for Appareo, maker of the popular Stratus line of ADS-B receivers. This week they showed what they've been working on, introducing Stratus Insight. This is a significantly upgraded app with a new name and a new look. Here's a look.
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Top iPad accessories for pilots – 2020 gear roundup

The iPad makes a great, all-in-one cockpit tool, combining maps, flight planning, weather, documents and so much more. That doesn't mean it stands on its own, though. A few carefully chosen accessories can make it so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our updated list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.

Check airport status anywhere with Digital ATIS app

Wouldn't it be nice if you could check which runways and instrument approaches are in use at your destination airport before takeoff? Now you can right from your iPhone or iPad, thanks to the simple but effective ATIS app on the app store.

New Commercial Pilot Training Course and CFI Guide now available

The latest additions to Sporty's Pilot Training platform are geared towards those ready to take the next step and join the professional pilot ranks. The new offerings include a Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course and Flight Instructor Lesson Plan Guide.

ForeFlight releases version 12.2 – here’s what’s new

ForeFlight's latest update hit the app store today with some fun new features, including a new way to visualize instrument approaches in ForeFlight's simulated 3D environment.

Will The New iPad LiDAR Scanner Change The Game For Pilots?

Last fall, Apple started selling to consumers a modestly-refreshed update to the standard iPad. The entry level full-size iPad comes with a healthy feature set at an economic price. Today, Apple announced a brand new fourth generation pro-level tablet with some interesting features, but are they any good for pilots?

Top aviation apps for Apple Watch

There are lots of aviation apps that include Apple Watch apps along with their primary iPad/iPhone app, allowing you to access bite-size pieces of aviation data from your wrist. Here are our favorite apps to get you started.

AltitudeAlert adds vertical navigation (VNAV) feature

AltitudeAlert is one of our favorite supplemental apps and continues to add new features year after year. The latest update includes an in-flight VNAV planning feature that allows you to easily comply with IFR crossing restrictions and plan for comfortable VFR descents.