Tag Archives: flight tracking

External GPS Options for Pilots Using the iPad


I hate flying commercial. Pilots are a unique breed. We must be in control of our own destiny rather than be relegated to seat 22-E. But occasionally we must fly commercial and find ways to entertain ourselves while enroute. The … Continue reading

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Victor Airways Support Using ForeFlight Mobile HD on the iPad


You Left Coast and fly-over Heartland pilots will probably not understand the relevance of this post, because you usually file IFR>direct to your destination. But, for the rest of us East Coast IFR guys (and girls), filing Victor airways as a … Continue reading

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Geo-referenced Approaches into Leesburg


This past weekend, I finally had the chance to do a post-maintenance flight in my Bonanza after its annual inspection was completed. The weather was clear and the sky blue, especially welcoming after the horrendous storms that came through Central Florida last week. After … Continue reading

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iPad2 and Foreflight Mobile HD


ForeFlight has issued a blog post comparing the performance of their EFB program on the iPad2 versus the iPad1. Very informative. http://blog.foreflight.com/2011/03/13/foreflight-flies-on-ipad-2-performance-tests-from-launch-weekend/

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Sunday Buzz | Alaska Airlines testing iPads in cockpits | Seattle Times Newspaper


The airlines are now finding out what General Aviation pilots have known since last year. The iPad will make a great Electronic Flight Bag. Sunday Buzz | Alaska Airlines testing iPads in cockpits | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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ForeFlight 3.9 With Geo-Referenced Approach Plates


After receiving an announcement from ForeFlight, I upgraded my ForeFlight Mobile HD subscription for the iPad to version 3.9. The update adds geo-referenced approach plates and taxiways, as well as some other fine tuning. The option for geo-referenced plates was … Continue reading

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Foreflight Mobile HD


At the risk of sounding like an Apple Fanboy, one of the most useful apps for the iPad is the Foreflight Mobile HD Aviation app. I have been using it extensively since May for planning flights, and in the cockpit. Foreflight was conceived as … Continue reading

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FlightAware.com


Along with the rest of the “gate lice”, I was flying “low class” back from Dallas on a business trip a couple of weeks back. You know the usual….cramped seats, militant FA’s, and Disney-bound crumb crunchers kicking your seatback. Ah, … Continue reading

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