Choosing the right iPad GPS – tips for pilots

After the iPad was released in 2010, pilots quickly realized that the tablet was far more useful with an accurate position source. Initially there were very few options for pilots, but the market has rapidly expanded and there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one?

Control your GoPro camera with an Apple Watch

GoPro recently updated its iOS app to support the Apple Watch, allowing you to remotely start/stop recording and view a real-time video preview right from the watch. We took it out on a test flight recently to see if it lived up to expectations.

An iPad glare-reducing screen protector that actually works

One of the major weaknesses of the iPad is it's highly reflective screen. This new glare-reducing screen protector make the iPad much easier to view during the day, and also keeps the screen clean.

Update: DeLorme inReach

Last August, we reported on the new Delorme inReach, a Bluetooth device that provides two-way satellite communication capability for any iPhone or Android device. A recent firmware update brings even better tracking for pilots--anywhere in the world.

Google Glass – the next cockpit gadget?

Google recently announced their Project Glass will hit the market by the end of the year. We consider a few (far fetched) possibilities for the gadget in this article.

Next-generation Bad Elf GPS for iPad now available

The latest iPad GPS from Bad Elf is now available. The Bad Elf Pro features an LCD screen, 16-hour battery life, and can simultaneously connect to up to 5 iOS devices over Bluetooth.

Iridium Go enables in-flight messaging, phone calls

Many pilots can't stand to be disconnected from their smartphones and tablets for longer than a few minutes. But the new Iridium GO! portable satellite hotspot goes some way towards fixing this problem.

Flying with ADS-B receivers – a real world scenario

With features like traffic, flight data recording and synthetic vision, ADS-B receivers are more like all-in-one iPad sensor packages these days. Here's a look at how we might fly a typical flight with an ADS-B receiver to take advantage of all its safety features.

iPad kneeboard buyer’s guide

iPad kneeboards have evolved from very simple designs over the years to full-featured cockpit organization systems. Here we'll take a look at all the offerings, both basic and advanced, to help you decide the model that will work best for your type of flying.

Pilot report: flying with Stratus 2

With the second generation Stratus now shipping, many pilots have asked for a real world PIREP on how it works in day-to-day operations. We've been flying with the final version of Stratus 2 for over a month now, so we'll share our experience here.
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