The new 2020 Cirrus piston airplane models include a new feature called Cirrus IQ, which allows pilots to remotely access important pre-flight status information, including fuel and oxygen levels, battery voltage, oil temperature, aircraft location and flight hours at the touch of a button through the Cirrus Aircraft App.
While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.
Leidos Flight Service recently unveiled a new mobile-friendly version of its 1800wxbrief website, providing convenient and quick access from your iPhone or Android device. It includes free flight planning, weather charts, airport directories and much more.
GPS position makes an iPad so much more useful in flight - moving maps, terrain alerts, and so much more become available. But how do you add GPS to your iPad? Does it already have one built in? What are the options for external receivers? We answer those questions and offer our two top choices.
While the aviation world was panicking about the coming ADS-B mandate, companies in the iPad app and accessory business stayed quite busy in 2019. There were major new hardware introductions and noteworthy mergers, and we covered it all at iPad Pilot News with over 120 articles. Here are some trends we tracked, and some of our most popular articles.
ForeFlight released its final big update for 2019, adding new weather forecast charts, data-driven instrument approach details on the map, a new document feature in Flights and more.
An iPad kneeboard is one of the best investments you can make as a pilot, keeping your tablet secure and easy to read in flight. For many years, one of our favorite models was the MyClip, a simple but innovative leg strap that could accommodate wide variety of tablets. Now there's a new option, and it's even more universal.
While it was the iPad that led the way for fast adoption of "ADS-B In" receivers several years ago, it's the FAA's 2020 mandate coming up in a few weeks that has aircraft owners frantically installing "ADS-B Out" today. We want to know – are you ready for January 1, 2020?
In-flight audio alerts are a key safety feature in many aviation EFB apps, but they require your headset or intercom to have an audio input or Bluetooth to be used effectively. The new Stealth Audio Link aims to change that though, and allows pilots to quickly add audio connectivity to any headset, regardless of age.
A home flight simulator is a great way to maintain instrument currency, learn new cockpit layouts, and just have fun when you can't get to the airport. X-Plane has been the leader in this market for years now, and a recent update to their mobile app makes for a valuable companion to your desktop system.