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.
Shutting down an app

How to close an app–the right way

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. This is one of the things pilots love about the iPad. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping and shutting down an app? It's an important distinction.
ForeFlight Documents tab

How to use Documents in ForeFlight Mobile

Beginning with version 4.4, ForeFlight Mobile added a new tab to their main menu--Documents. This powerful document viewer and organizer is a great way to find and carry a wide variety of useful products. ForeFlight includes a variety of documents by default, but you can add your own as well--find out how.

Flying with the iPad seminar on video

Bret Koebbe of Sporty's Pilot Shop presented the 'Flying with the iPad' Seminar at Sporty's Fly-in over the past weekend. Check out a recording of the 50 minute presentation here.

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.

Missed the iPad seminar at Sun ‘n Fun last week? Review it here

New to the iPad? Want to learn all about the latest aviation apps, accessories and tips and tricks? Here you'll find a recap of the "Flying with the iPad" seminar that was presented last week at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.
New iPad screen

Should I buy an iPad 3? A pilot’s perspective

The new iPad (otherwise known as the iPad 3) has become Apple's fastest selling tablet yet. But do you need one? What if you have an iPad 2--is the upgrade worth it? Our editor weighs in.

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

Most pilots love the iPad because it almost never crashes, making for an extremely reliable tool. But there is one sure-fire way to get your tablet to shut down--leave it on the glare shield.

ForeFlight Mobile users – it’s time to update your charts

Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts in the ForeFlight app. The new cycle starts Thursday, March 8th, and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type.

iPad power management

An iPad with a dead battery is about as useful as runway left behind. How do you keep your iPad charged up and ready to go?