Pre-flight checklist for your iPad

What's our number one recommendation for iPad pilots? Always, always, always pre-flight your iPad! Here's how.

Charging your iPad – new tips for the latest iPads

One of the standout features of the iPad is its long battery life--a fully charged battery should last you about 8-10 hours. But there are some important tips to know if you want to get the best performance out of your iPad battery.
Overheat screen on iPad

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

The iPad is a very reliable piece of hardware, but high temps and direct sunlight will render it useless in the cockpit if care is not taken. Here we'll look at how to prevent that from happening and the steps to take if your iPad does accidentally overheat.

How to gift an App from the App Store

Giving an app as a gift to friends and family is both simple and fun. Here's how to do it.

Keeping your charge–iPad battery tips

Keeping your iPad battery in good shape should be a top priority when using the iPad for electronic charts in the cockpit. Here we'll review best practices for keeping it charged, and backup power options to consider bringing along.

10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and shortcuts.

Flight planning, 2004 vs. 2014

Sometimes we take for granted how fast technology moves, and how beneficial that is. That's especially true for pilots, who've seen incredible advances in panel mount avionics, aviation apps and portable iPad accessories--often at lower prices. Consider this comparison...

How to quickly find apps on your iPad

The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.

iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or WingX, 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 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.
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