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iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 10.2.1

Apple recently released iOS 10.2.1, which is a minor update for iPhone and iPad. It focuses on bug fixes and security improvements and doesn't appear to include any new features. Check back regularly for the latest guidance on when its ok to update based on the recommandations from these aviation app and accessory developers.

9 ways to read iPad Pilot News

At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps and social media options.
Lightspeed FlightLink app

Using iPad audio to make your flying safer

The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.

Garmin Pilot adds new fuel planning and connectivity features

Garmin released the first big update for 2017 to their Pilot app this week, adding a variety of features designed to improve safety, connectivity and convenience when flying with the app. By utilizing their expertise in panel-mount avionics development and integrating closely with Garmin hardware accessories, the app continues to introduce functionality not available in any other EFB app.
Stratus 1S and 2S ADS-B receivers

Understanding Stratus settings

The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and flight data recording. As the feature list has grown, the options and settings list has also grown. In this post, we'll walk through the various options for configuring your Stratus, so you can get the most out of your investment.

Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started

Over the past several years we have written hundreds of articles here at iPad Pilot News with tips for pilots, app and accessory reviews, the latest news and of course the famous iPad app debates. To make things easier, we've collected our most popular educational articles and videos designed to help get pilots off to the right start with the iPad in the cockpit.

WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts

The WingX Pro moving map page provides a wide variety of configuration options to display multiple windows simultaneously. Here we'll show you the various options and how to set them up.

Station Weather app brings graphical weather to iPhone, iPad and Watch

StationWeather provides pilots with a quick method to view a nice graphical display of METARs and TAFs, without the hassle of digging them out of your full-featured aviation EFB app.

Video tip: how to preflight your iPad

The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots’ flying and you'll want to find out about any issues with your iPad while you’re on the ground and have an internet connection. Our latest video tip explains how to do it in less than five minutes by following a simple checklist.

The hidden value of ForeFlight’s Imagery tab

Most ForeFlight pilots use the Airports and Maps tabs most often. That makes sense, because these two sections of the app have an incredible number of features that are useful for everyday flying. But that doesn't mean the rest of the app can be ignored. In particular, the Imagery tab deserves more attention than most pilots give it - after some recent changes, it's more valuable than ever.