MyGoFlight panel mount

Panel-mounting an iPad: what’s legal and what’s available?

Panel mounts for portable products have lived in a bit of a gray area for years now, going back to Garmin 396 GPSs in the early 2000s. Many pilots concluded that such mounts are only allowed in experimental airplanes, which is not necessarily true (a field approval is an option, although not necessarily an easy one). Fortunately, some new rules are clarifying the options for certified airplanes and some new mounts are making it easier to install an iPad in the panel.

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.
Stratus Power

Appareo introduces TSO-certified USB charging port

When Appareo first introduced the Stratus ADS-B receiver in 2012, it was the only product offered under that brand name. Since then, the Stratus family has grown to accommodate two portable ADS-B receivers and an ADS-B Out Transponder. This week at the Aircraft Electronics Association, the company launched the latest addition: Stratus Power.

New video from Garmin shows how to connect your panel and your iPad

Garmin’s Connext system offers a direct link between installed Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight iPad apps. This allows pilots to stream weather, traffic and GPS information from the panel to an iPad and more. Learn all about how it works and the benefits it can provide in this informative video presented by Garmin's Michael Kerrigan and hosted by iPad Pilot News.

New PIVOT case is the ultimate everyday case

Whether it's a kneeboard, a yoke mount or a suction cup mount, securing your iPad during flight is an important safety measure. We recently reviewed the options for in-cockpit mounting and found a lot of good products, but a new release is a worthy addition to the list.

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?
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.

Check it out: a dual iPad instrument panel

It was only a matter of time until the iPad found its way into an experimental airplane as the primary display for flight instruments, engine instruments and moving map. iPad Pilot News reader, pilot and aircraft builder Chris Brammer recently completed his Zenith CH750 STOL and equipped the instrument panel with 2 iPads front and center.

Top 10 iPad pilot gifts

Whether you're a pilot shopping for another aviation enthusiast or you're a non-pilot desperately trying to figure out what to buy the (slightly weird?) aviator on your list, iPad apps and accessories are a good bet. Here's our list of the top 10 things any iPad pilot would like this Christmas.

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.
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