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How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.

10 ways to use your iPad to save money on fuel

In addition to weather, today's iPad apps can also provide you with a wealth of data to assist in fuel planning. There are a lot of variables that come into play here, including winds aloft, airplane performance, airport service availability, and of course fuel prices. Here we're going to look at series of tips to help you use your iPad to make the most of this decision-making process and reduce your fuel expenses.

Top 10 aviation apps for Apple Watch

More and more aviation app developers are starting to include Apple Watch apps along with their primary iPad/iPhone app, allowing you to access bite-size pieces of aviation data from your wrist. Here's our list of the top 10 aviation watch apps to get you started.

Garmin GTN avionics trainer gets big update (and it’s now free)

Garmin offers a free training app for iPad that allows you to simulate the operation of their popular GTN 650 and 750 panel-mount navigators. Here we'll take a look at the most recent update to the app, which offers improved app controls and the latest GTN avionics features.
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FltPlan Go adds improved download manager

Popular provider for flight planning and preflight services especially among corporate flight crews, FltPlan.com has continued to improve upon their free companion mobile app, FltPlan Go for iPad and iPhone. The most recent update includes some...

Using chart annotations in your favorite aviation app

Here we're going to show you how to use chart annotations in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying. They can really come in handy.

ForeFlight 9.4 adds new weather layers and Jepp en route charts

ForeFlight released the much-anticipated version 9.4 update this week, which adds Jeppesen IFR en route charts and weather overlay features to the app. Pilots can now fly anywhere in the world and use ForeFlight as their primary EFB thanks to Jeppesen's complete international en route and terminal chart coverage. Here's our first look at the new features and how to use them in ForeFlight.

How to use Garmin Pilot’s emergency mode

There are certainly important differences in how features are implemented in different apps, but there haven't been many truly new app features over the last year. One exception is Garmin's Emergency Mode, which was released this summer. It's simple, but thoughtfully designed and very useful. Here's how to use it.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.0.3

Apple recently released iOS 11.0.2, which is a minor maintenance update containing a few small bug fixes. As with all iOS updates, we strongly suggest that you hold off on updating your devices until your aviation app and accessory developers have time to test compatibility with the new software.

Are you legal to fly with the iPad? Use this flow chart to help...

The number one question we get on using an iPad for charts is whether it is “legal” for aviation use. The definition of “legal” depends on what type of flying you do and what you’re using your iPad for, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. To shed some light on the topic we've created a flow chart to help guide you through the process based on your flight operation.