iPad Night Mode

Enable “night mode” to save your vision

The iPad has a built-in feature that allows you to invert the colors on the screen. This is very useful when viewing approach charts at night by showing white text and graphics on a black background, and it's easy to set up.

Advanced iPad Flying webinar coming up this Thursday

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.

Charging your iPad: what you need to know

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.
Reminders app on iPad

Use the Reminders app for maintenance tracking

Being a pilot or aircraft owner often means keeping up with lots of currency issues, like flight reviews, annual inspections and medical expirations. Fortunately, the iPad has a built-in feature that makes it easy to stay current.
MyRadar app with aviation features

MyRadar update adds aviation features

MyRadar has been one of our favorite free radar apps for a long time. There's nothing fancy here, but it works and is easy to use. Recent upgrades have made this an even better app, with new features just for pilots.
ForeFlight Mobile ruler on map page

5 quick ForeFlight tips

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.
LiveATC Air Radio app

Eavesdrop worldwide with the LiveATC.net app

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.

Navigate Your Way through AOPA Summit 2012 with free app

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.
Garmin Pilot app

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

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.

New iPad-ready Flight Gear bags available from Sporty’s

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.