GoodReader

Using GoodReader for aviation document management

The iPad can do so much more for pilots than just show charts – it’s also an ideal document organizer and reader. Using an app known as GoodReader ($4.99 from the App Store), you can store and organize a wealth of PDFs and other aviation electronic documents. Here are a few recommendations.

Do I really need an external GPS?

Does my iPad have a built-in GPS? If it does, can I trust it? What are the options for an external GPS receiver? There are lots of questions to consider, and we'll answer them all.

iPad memory management – how to free up storage space

It doesn't take long to fill up an iPad or iPhone these days with photos, music, magazines and large aviation app charts and databases. Here are 6 tips to help you analyze your device's storage status and free up space.

Bought a new iPad? How to easily transfer your data from your old one

Looking to transfer all your apps, data and media from your old iPad to a new one? This week's iPad video tip shows you how.
Three iPad screen sizes

What’s the best iPad for pilots?

Considering your first iPad or upgrading your old one? There are a lot of options. In this article, we'll walk you through all the options, then offer our choice for the best overall aviation tablet.
Multitasking gesture

Understanding all the swipe gestures on your iPad

One of the iPad's defining characteristics is its touch interface. But while most pilots understand how to tap on an icon to open an app, there are a number of other gestures you can use to save time or unlock additional features on your iPad. Let's review all the options.

iPad Pilots: it’s time to update your digital charts

Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts. The new cycle starts January 8 and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type.

iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.

iPad legal briefing – what pilots need to know

Time to get current on iPad regulations. In this detailed article, we explain what you need to know to stay legal with your iPad in the cockpit.

Pre-flight your iPad with this helpful checklist

It only takes a minute or two to preflight your iPad, and doing so ensures that it will be ready and fully functional. Here we've assembled a simple checklist for you to follow before each flight.