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.

Are you legal to fly with the iPad? New flow chart helps you decide

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.

Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs

There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning features that can help reduce fuel costs on your next flight.

Learn how to use 4 hidden features in Garmin Pilot with new video tips

It hasn't taken long for today's aviation EFB apps to become fairly similar in their core capabilities, offering flight planning, weather, digital charts and in-flight navigation. Each app has some powerful hidden features when you dig deeper, and Garmin is right at the top when it comes to offering some unique capabilities that increase both utility and safety when using the app.

7 ways to get the most out of ForeFlight logbook

ForeFlight introduced a digital logbook feature late in 2015, and anecdotal evidence suggests it has been very popular. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your new logbook.

How to check ADS-B out performance with the Garmin Pilot app

Pilots flying with the Garmin Pilot app and GDL 39 ADS-B in receiver can use a helpful tool in the app to monitor ADS-B out performance and troubleshoot potential configuration problems.

Understanding latitude and longitude in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates. Which one works on your iPad?

Take control of your iPad’s location services settings

The iPad's software settings allows you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.

3 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance

While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.

Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.