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A bug in the iPad's operating system can cause problems for some using an external GPS, like the Bad Elf or Dual, with popular aviation apps. Here we'll show you how to resolve the issue.
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John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.
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With the second generation Stratus now shipping, many pilots have asked for a real world PIREP on how it works in day-to-day operations. We've been flying with the final version of Stratus 2 for over a month now, so we'll share our experience here.
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ADS-B traffic has been a hot topic lately, with a number of portable ADS-B receivers hitting the market that receive traffic. The latest version of ForeFlight Mobile enables this feature, for use with the Stratus 1 and 2 receivers. Version 5.1 also adds some other new enhancements, so let's review what's new.
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This week at Sun 'n Fun, the team of Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's unveiled a second generation Stratus ADS-B receiver. What's new? We review the features.
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Does my iPad have a built-in GPS? If it does, can I trust it? What are the options for an external GPS receiver? There are lots of questions to consider, and we'll answer them all.
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This is the final article in a series where we review the year that was and look forward to 2013. Previous articles have discussed the year in apps and accessories for iPad pilots. Here, we'll look ahead to what might be coming next year.
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It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations:
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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.
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ForeFlight released version 4.6 of their flagship app today that adds a variety of new features, including improved route selection and editing, and includes a firmware update for the Stratus ADS-B receiver.
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Stratus, the portable weather receiver for ForeFlight, is getting an upgrade. The trio of companies behind the iPad ADS-B receiver--Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's--announced the availability of firmware version 2.1 today, which includes improvements in GPS performance and battery life.
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Sporty's Pilot Shop will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday, July 12 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.