The iPad Pilot Life
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To say that the system surrounding ADS-B traffic is confusing would be an understatement. UAT, TIS-B, 1090ES, ADS-B Out, ADS-R, FIS-B and the list of acronyms goes on, but what is really essential to get accurate and reliable traffic in the cockpit? While portable ADS-B receivers for the iPad (like the Garmin GDL 39 and
Aviation app companies continue to release new updates at a moderate pace, with a big focus on both portable and panel-mount hardware compatibility. Today we're going to look at what's new in the popular ForeFlight app, along with 2 other rapidly growing apps in the EFB app market, Aerovie Reports and FltPlan Go.
Many pilots may be wondering how there can possibly be another ADS-B product, what with a slew of options from Garmin, L-3, Aspen, Appareo and Freeflight. Isn't the market full? It's certainly crowded, but Garmin's introduction this week of a new series of 1090 MHz ADS-B Out transponders is noteworthy for a few reasons.
There are plenty of options for computing weight and balance on the iPad. Whether it's an integrated app (like ForeFlight's built-in tool) or a standalone app (like Aviation W&B), pilots have no excuse for failing to compute gross weight and CG before every flight. One of the more recent entrants in the market is called Jazz Weight and Balance, which offers a powerful and polished app for pilots of almost any general aviation airplane.