Video tip: 5 real-world ADS-B weather scenarios

Being able to receive ADS-B radar imagery on your iPad may seem like the best innovation since GPS, but it can also lead you down the wrong path if you're not aware of its capabilities and inherent limitations. Here's a look at five different real-world flying scenarios to help you better understand how to properly use it when flying near precipitation and convective weather.
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Configuring ForeFlight’s new map and alert options in version 8.2

The latest release from ForeFlight, version 8.2, includes a number of enhancements for the app's data-driven aeronautical maps, plus some impressive new audio alerts. Let's explore how to customize these features so they match the type of flying you do.

5 Fltplan Go tips beyond the basics

Fltplan.com has been a popular flight planning website for over a decade, and their Fltplan Go app has steadily added features to become a powerful in-flight companion. Beyond the basics of moving maps and weather reports, there are quite a few features that make the app more powerful and easier to use. Here are five of our favorites.

Video tip: comparing portable ADS-B receivers for iPad

This week's video tip takes a look at all the options available along with advice on how to choose which ADS-B receiver is best for you. You'll also learn how to use the weather products provided from the FAA's free weather datalink and some tips and tricks for mounting a portable ADS-B receiver in the cockpit.

Tips for flying with the iPad at night

Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with the iPad at night.
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8 hidden features in ForeFlight 8

ForeFlight made a big splash this summer with the release of version 8, which delivered a new data-driven aeronautical map layer. While the new map generated most of the hype during the announcement, there were...
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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.

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.
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