Many students beginning their training often ask the question "is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?" There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the use of technology in a balanced learning approach to flight training.
Here's an issue we see all the time. You've got the perfect weather map, ground map or nav log displayed on your iPad screen. The only problem is you're sitting in the FBO using the free WiFi, and you'd really like to have that chart in the cockpit in half an hour. What can you do?
As active general aviation pilots and flight instructors, we hear pilots ask all the time things like "which app should I use," or "is it legal" and "where should I mount the iPad in my airplane." So to make things easier, we've collected our most popular educational articles and videos.
The iPad has become an essential part of many pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.
It's important to take time to fully learn and understand how to use your iPad applications before flying with them in the cockpit. Here's a collection of valuable ForeFlight training resources to help you better learn aviation's top app.
It’s important before each flight to properly configure the iPad’s wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.