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Top 10 iPad apps for student pilots

The iPad is a great tool for pilots of all skill levels, from airline captains to student pilots. Read on to see our ten favorite apps for student pilots, providing tools for flight training, organization, navigation and digital charts.

ADS-B webinar available

On April 19, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.
In-flight weather on ForeFlight

ForeFlight update adds Stratus support

ForeFlight recently released version 4.5, a substantial update for the app that enables ADS-B weather and adds other features. The update is free, and available in the iTunes App Store. Let's take a look at the new features.
iPad Night Mode

Stratus survey

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ADS-B coverage map

New ADS-B stations go live

The new Stratus weather receiver generated a lot of interest at the recent Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Florida. One of the questions that comes up first is, "when will my area get ADS-B coverage?" The good news is that the FAA is rapidly building out the ADS-B ground network, and 16 ground stations just went live.
Stratus for iPad

Sporty’s introduces weather receiver for ForeFlight

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Sporty’s has introduced the Stratus, a portable weather receiver specifically made for the iPad. It combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.
ForeFlight docs

ForeFlight Mobile 4.4 lands in App Store with new features

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The big new feature in this update is the new Documents tab. Tapping this brings up an impressive catalog of FAA documents--everything from the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge to the legend pages from approach plate books.
WxWorx XM Weather Receiver

XM Weather on the iPad

Finally, datalink weather is available on the iPad. Baron's Mobile Link system allows you to view all the XM Weather you need on popular apps like ForeFlight. Is it worth the money? How does it work? We explain it in this article.
ATC Routes in ForeFlight

Using ATC routes in ForeFlight

Many pilots spend a lot of time trying to guess what IFR route ATC will like. Instead of always filing direct or guessing airways, let the “ATC Routes” tool in ForeFlight help you out. It's easy to use and can save you a lot of time.
ForeFlight advanced navigation

Advanced navigation tips for ForeFlight

Want to go beyond the basic "direct-to" navigation? Here's everything you need to know to enter SIDs and STARs, plus VOR/DME fixes into ForeFlight's nav log. It's easier than you may think.

Flying with the iPad survey

Please take just a moment to complete our 10-question survey on flying with the iPad. Tell us how you use your tablet and what accessories you use. [polldaddy type="iframe" survey="7CB592582669DFFE" height="auto" domain="airfacts" id="ip…
iPad Night Mode

Top 12 iPad Tips

Our top 12 ways to make your iPad flying easier and more efficient. Learn how to set up Night Mode, how to verify your charts are downloaded, how to use screen capture and more.