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Pilot's aviation app directory

iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we’ve assembled a basic …

The Most Insane A380 Formation Flying Video You'll Ever See

There are insane aviation videos and then there are <i>INSANE</i> aviation videos. This one definitely qualifies as the latter.<p>Check out this video of an …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

iPad screen protector shootout - which one is best for pilots?

Screen glare is a persistent problem for pilots flying with the iPad. While smart mounting strategies can reduce it (we’ve been able to make the iPad …

Screen Protector

Paul Allen

Paul Allen stands by a Russian Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 -- The first single-seat fighter with retractable landing gear. This one was shot down by Finnish fire in WWII. In 1991, its wreckage was discovered in Karelia, Russia.

5 lesser-known aviation apps to consider

So much of the news and excitement about aviation apps these days focuses on the big, all-in-one apps: ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and WingX. While …

Apps

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

Disco Fingers

Several months ago, a developer contacted me about an iPad app that was in development, and I encouraged the developer to contact me when the app was …

This iPad app will land your airplane if your pilot can't

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GA's Difficult Climb Back

A pilot who is also a professor at a major university applies academic rigor to an analysis of the future health of general aviation. The hard …

ForeFlight tries to eliminate the "wall-of-text weather briefing"

Apps like ForeFlight have made it much easier to plan flights, in large part because of their good design and intuitive visual display of complex …

This Is How Class G Airspace Works

Class G airspace is the only form of "uncontrolled" airspace in the United States. It isn't charted, and it exists wherever Class A, B, C, D or E …

More new iOS 8 widgets

A few months back we discussed how to take advantage of the new iOS 8 widgets displayed in your notification center. These are accessed by swiping …

Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex

The Right Stuff reinforced the notion of pilots as single-combat warriors. It resonates yet today. More<p>A Skywagon ride on Mother's Day weaving …

Two New Aviation Films In The Works

Aviation films don't come to theaters too often, and if you've already seen Disney's second "Planes" animated movie this summer, that's pretty much …

A "Manifesto" For Aircraft Maintenance

The Right Stuff reinforced the notion of pilots as single-combat warriors. It resonates yet today. More<p>A Skywagon ride on Mother's Day weaving …

New SiriusXM wireless weather receiver for iPad

There’s little argument that more pilots are flying with onboard datalink weather today than ever before, thanks in large part to the iPad and …

Garmin Connext links iPad with panel-mount avionics

When Aspen Avionics first announced its Connected Panel at Oshkosh three years ago, most pilots intuitively understood the idea: everyone is carrying …

New flyPad mount available for iPad Mini

As iPad apps have become more sophisticated–growing from moving maps and in-flight weather to backup attitude indicators and even engine gauges–some …

Understanding latitude and longitude in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can’t beat a lat/lon coordinate. Maybe you’re visiting a private airport that …

ADS-B: Time to Stop Procrastinating?

Prices have dropped, the FAA has completed installing the ground stations and an average of 100 airplanes per day will have to be upgraded to meet …

PreSonus titles 50% off through December 2

I'll make this quick: PreSonus bought Notion this past year. Notion makes a few different notation products, including Notion 4 for Mac/Windows and …

Gyronimo aircraft performance apps

While there are a wide variety of iPad apps available for weather, navigation and weight and balance, there aren’t many for computing aircraft …

Do-It-Yourself Dark Side of the Moon

A cappella Abbey Road

All the vocal tracks from the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, sans instruments (for the most part). So lovely.

New MyClip Mini Kneeboard works with iPad Mini, iPhone, iPad

Finding the perfect iPad kneeboard isn’t easy. There are a wealth of options available, from basic straps that keep your iPad steady to complete …

Coping with Single-Pilot IFR

One of the toughest challenges we general aviation pilots face is flying single-pilot IFR. It's so tough, in fact, that the airlines and commuters …

Navigation app showdown, round 2 - ForeFlight vs. WingX vs. Garmin

One year ago, we posted an article titled “Navigation App Showdown.” After ducking the issue for a long time, we finally faced up to the number one …

The flight school of the future - using an iPhone for training

<i>Editor’s note: This guest post is from Patrick Carter, President of NFlight Technologies, a company that offers a variety of aviation-specific</i> …