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5 ways to get more out of Garmin Pilot

The more often you use an app, the more you learn about it. And so it is with Garmin Pilot, a powerful electronic flight bag app that packs in a lot of features - but only for those who know where to look. If you're already a pro at the basics like flight planning and chart downloads, check out these five tips to take your skills to the next level.

7 settings all iPad pilots should know about

There are literally hundreds of settings in the main iPad settings app, which can make it difficult to sort out the useful ones from the clutter. Here we'll look at 7 important settings pilots should know about and adjust accordingly.

5 weather reports you should be using in ForeFlight

Pilots have always been obsessed with weather, and the iPad makes it easier than ever to view a wide variety of forecasts and observations. That means the average general aviation pilot has powerful tools to make better preflight weather decisions - but only if you know where to look. Here are 5 weather products you should review in ForeFlight that go beyond the basics.

App developer survey: what feature is under-appreciated?

Modern electronic flight bag (EFB) apps are jammed with so many features that a lot of pilots don't even know about some of the less popular options. That doesn't mean these features aren't valuable, though, so we recently asked three top app companies for their insight. The question was: "what feature is under-appreciated in your app?"

MyRadar: more than just another radar app for pilots

MyRadar has expanded its functionality over the years to show a lot more than just radar. It now offers a dedicated set of aviation features and 11 different weather overlay graphics to keep you better informed. Here we're going to explore the various options and how to customize the display.

Flight training and the iPad – a balanced approach

Many students beginning their training often ask the question "is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?" There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the use of technology in a balanced learning approach to flight training here at Sporty's Academy.
ForeFlight vs Garmin

ForeFlight vs. Garmin – what are their unique strengths?

We often get asked to compare aviation's most popular two apps, or to suggest which one might have an advantage in one area. New pilots often struggle to choose which one they should use during training. Some experienced pilots have been flying with one app for a number of years and are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. Here's our opinion.

Common iPad problems for pilots and how to solve them

We talk to a lot of pilots here at iPad Pilot News and hear very few complaints about the iPad's performance in the airplane. Even with this excellent reliability, the iPad still has several limitations pilots need to be aware of when using it in the cockpit. Here are four common problems you may experience while flying with the iPad and how to easily solve them.

Video tip: how to get started flying with the iPad

The iPad is easily the most user-friendly gadget to ever find its way into an airplane cockpit. This week's video tip takes a look at what the iPad can do for you as a pilot and how to get off to the right start when using it as an electronic flight bag.

Garmin Pilot introduces European flight plan filing, plus major Android updates

Garmin continues their rapid development pace in 2017, with a variety of new features introduced this week in conjunction with both the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in the US and the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. The updates include new tools for European pilots, new Flight Stream functionality, and some good news for Android pilots.