Hi everyone. I am a new POA user but I have often stumbled upon threads here in searching for knowledge about anything airplane-related. I am a recently-minted private pilot (ASEL) and starting on my instrument rating. While working on my PPL, I went through a few cycles of sectional charts and the A/FD for my area. I'm close to a sectional border so I had to keep two at all times. Add in the IFR charts and approach plates and it was a no-brainer to switch to Foreflight just to save money on charts. The app makes it almost too easy to plan a flight, which is a good thing because you spend no time at all planning the flight and can spend all of your planning time investigating whether it's a good idea to make the flight given the weather, which is also very quick to obtain and easy to interpret in the app. I haven't flown much cross-country with it although I did rely on it instead of paper charts for my student dual night cross-country, the trip to my PPL check ride, and the cross-country portion of the check ride itself. However, I have not yet invested in a Stratus or other GPS source for my WiFi-only iPad. So I have used a written flight log for actually keeping track of my position and estimated time to the next checkpoint. That seems kind of tedious and backwards. Does anyone else use Foreflight without a GPS in the air? Is there a better way to keep track of where you are, your time over checkpoints, and your ETE to upcoming checkpoints than my method of keeping that on a paper navlog? Foreflight has so many other nice features that let you skip paper and pencil, such as the scratchpads with PIREP, CRAFT, ATIS, and other forms available to make quick notes. So the only thing I have a pencil handy in the cockpit for is a navlog, which seems like the last thing I should need if I am using Foreflight. One thing I am especially concerned about is required IFR position reports when out of radar contact. That's something that could actually come up in my flying in the real world given my remote location, and in the event it does pop up on me I am sure it will be while flying solo without an autopilot in the clouds at night so I'll have little hope of surviving the cockpit hunt for the paper, pencil, E6B, and other tools necessary to put together a navlog with accurate time information while in the air. Another question is whether Foreflight actually does take care of these details in the navlog for you if it has a GPS source. I assume it does but obviously have not tried it out. I'm sure I'll get a helpful response or two out of the knowledgeable crowd here. Probably at least one person will tell me that the new price on a Stratus 1S is only about 4 hours of flying time so I should just buy it already. Someone else will Google me and figure out I have hand-wired a couple of guitar amplifiers and could just build my own position and ADS-B source thanks to this thread, which really is a tempting proposition. I hope that there are other helpful responses, too, though. Thanks in advance!