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How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit

The iPhone 6 and 7 models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the cockpit. Here are a few options from RAM that offer convenient ways to keep them stable.

Garmin Pilot adds new track logging and VIRB Ultra camera support

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for iOS adds a nice collection of features that all pilots can take advantage of when flying with the popular aviation app. These include new flight tracking features, logbook currency alerts, tracking of endorsements given by CFIs and support for Garmin's new VIRB 360 and VIRB Ultra action cameras.

Using the SXAR1 to listen to SiriusXM Radio

The SXAR1 receiver has been a popular accessory for pilots flying with ForeFlight over the last year, providing high quality in-flight weather with coast-to-coast coverage from SiriusXM's satellites. While the weather is the most important feature, many pilots have also come to enjoy a little music during long flights. That option came to ForeFlight earlier this year, and it's a surprisingly nice upgrade.

Video tip: How to preflight your ForeFlight app on iPad

The iPad is one of the most reliable pieces of electronics on the market today, but it still requires careful attention before each flight to ensure that both the hardware and aviation apps are ready to go. Join ForeFlight's Angela Anderson as she gives an in-depth look at the steps you should take while on the ground to verify you have all the necessary data installed and accessible on your iPad.

Essential tip: turn off wireless radios before takeoff

It’s important before each flight to properly configure the iPad’s wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.

New 10.5″ iPad Pro: impressions after the first flight

We put Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro through the paces, both in the office and in the airplane. It features a lightning-fast processor, powerful graphics and the best display we've ever seen on an iPad. Is it worth the premium price though? Here are our initial thoughts.

Flight testing ForeFlight’s new performance models

One of the biggest upgrades in ForeFlight version 9.1 (released earlier this month) is the availability of highly detailed performance profiles. These pre-loaded aircraft data sets allow the app to calculate extremely accurate numbers for time en route and fuel burn, which is a critical feature for high performance and turbine airplanes. Just how accurate are these profiles? We tested it out on a long trip recently - here's what we found.

Creating your own iPad proficiency review

As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.

Aerovie app adds ability to submit PIREPs in-flight

Aerovie is one of the few aviation apps on the market that allows you to submit PIREPs directly to Flight Service when on the ground with an internet connection, and a recent update allows you to submit them directly to Flight Service in the air when connected to an Iridium GO! satellite data hotspot.

Apple announces iOS 11 and new iPad Pro models

Apple recently hosted their annual developer's conference, which began with a high-profile keynote announcing new Apple products and a preview of the next big iOS release. This year's presentation didn't disappoint, showcasing the new features coming to iOS 11 in the Fall and a wide variety of new hardware, including an all-new iPad model, a new focus on augmented reality, updated MacBook computers and a new voice-activated speaker for the home.