How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.

5 quick Garmin Pilot tips

Beyond the main features like moving map and terrain alerts, Garmin Pilot is packed with handy tools for everyday flying. Here, we share 5 quick tips you may not know about the app.

An in-depth look at the new Garmin Pilot Logbook

Garmin recently added a new logbook feature to the Garmin Pilot app that automatically logs all your flights. We'll dive into all the features here and show you how to use it track things like night landing currency, flight reviews and view detailed reports of your flight history.

Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online

John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.

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?

iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.

How to use the ForeFlight Mobile app with X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator

Combining ground-based flight simulators like X-Plane and ForeFlight Mobile is a great way to improve iPad proficiency and enhance the simulation experience. Learn how to do it here.

Where to find chart supplements in ForeFlight Mobile

Using the iPad for digital charts is great, but you need to know where find the supplements and legends that go with the IFR and VFR charts. Here we'll show you where they are located throughout the ForeFlight app.

10 tips to increase your runway awareness with ForeFlight

ForeFlight includes many features to help navigate large airports both during approach and on the ground to make sure you don't end up on the wrong taxiway or runway. We'll show how to take advantage of them here with these 10 helpful tips.

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.
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