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Garmin Pilot traffic display

Understanding ADS-B traffic

While ADS-B weather is fairly well understood, some new models (like the GDL 39) add ADS-B traffic to the mix. This subject is more complicated and there has been a great deal of confusion about when and how pilots can view this traffic information. In this article, we'll try to explain in plain English what ADS-B traffic is, how to get it and what the limitations are.

Pilot Report: flying with the Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver

The Garmin GDL 39 paired with the Garmin Pilot app provides subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic data. Learn more about how it works in this pilot report from a recent flight in a Piper Aztec.
ForeFlight vs. WingX vs. Garmin Pilot

Navigation app showdown: ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot vs. WingX

It's the #1 question we hear: "I'm looking at the ForeFlight, Garmin and WingX apps, but I don't know which one to buy. Which is the best?" We offer a side-by-side comparison of the core features, and share some (completely biased) opinions. Read more, and add your opinion.
GoodReader

Using GoodReader for aviation document management

The iPad can do so much more for pilots than just show charts – it’s also an ideal document organizer and reader. Using an app known as GoodReader ($4.99 from the App Store), you can store and organize a wealth of PDFs and other aviation electronic documents. Here are a few recommendations.
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Top 8 iPad stories of Oshkosh 2012

What was the hottest story at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012? No contest--the iPad was on the minds of pilots everywhere. Here's our list of the 8 most interesting iPad stories to come out of the 2012 show.

Garmin introduces ADS-B weather receiver for iPad, Android and Garmin portables

Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Garmin GLO GPS for iPad

Garmin introduces GLO GPS for iPad, iPhone and Android

Garmin has been the undisputed leader in aviation GPS products for over a decade, and now they are joining the iPad revolution. Today the company unveiled GLO, a portable Bluetooth GPS made for mobile devices like the iPad and Android tablets.
Garmin Pilot Android app

Garmin Pilot Android – finally a real Android app for pilots

Android users have been clamoring for a full-featured aviation app to match some of the impressive products available on iPad and iPhone. It's finally here, with the launch of Garmin Pilot. We take it for a spin.

Garmin Pilot My-Cast app adds XM Weather support

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Last week Garmin released a big update to their popular Pilot My-Cast iPhone/iPad app, and most notably added support for XM Satellite Weather.
Garmin GTN trainer app

Garmin releases GTN training app

Now you can use your iPad to learn everything there is to know about the GTN 650 and 750, with the recently-released GTN Trainer app. This interactive app lets you practice all the features of the real units, including loading flight plans, customizing the map page and viewing approach charts.

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…