Sporty's Pilot Shop will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday, October 18 at 8 PM EDT, covering advanced topics on flying with the iPad & ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn more about this presentation and how to sign up.
One of the standout features of the iPad is its long battery life - a fully charged battery should last you about 9 - 10 hours. Even though most general aviation flights rarely last that long, it's always a good idea to charge the iPad the night before your flight and start with a full battery.
Most of the major aviation navigation apps we use are packed with more features than we could ever understand. But that doesn't mean there aren't some really useful tools available if we know how to use them. Here are 5 helpful tools that are available in ForeFlight Mobile.
Imagine if you could turn your smartphone into an aviation radio with almost unlimited range. That's pretty much what the LiveATC Air Radio app does. Open up the app and choose one of 450 airports around the world, and in seconds you're listening to ATC and airplanes communicate in real time.
Sporty’s, in partnership with AOPA, has created the official mobile app for the 2012 edition of the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, California, which is now available for both Apple and Android devices.
Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.
Sporty's Pilot Shop recently updated many of the bags & accessories in its popular Flight Gear collection to better accommodate the iPad. These bags were designed by a team of pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners to accommodate the changing needs of pilots in the cockpit.