New ADS-B transponders from Garmin include iPad option

Many pilots may be wondering how there can possibly be another ADS-B product, what with a slew of options from Garmin, L-3, Aspen, Appareo and Freeflight. Isn't the market full? It's certainly crowded, but Garmin's introduction this week of a new series of 1090 MHz ADS-B Out transponders is noteworthy for a few reasons.

5 iPad trends in aviation, 2015 edition

A year is an eternity in the world of apps and tablets, so a look back at 2015 on iPad Pilot News covers a lot of ground. But in reviewing all the stories from the past 12 months, some larger trends emerge from the 137 articles we published. Here are 5 to consider.

iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?

The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday work, from spreadsheets to graphics work, but can it work for pilots? We took it flying to see.

iPad Pro now available for sale

The new 13" iPad Pro is now available to order from Apple's online store. Here we'll take a look at what's new and all the specs to help you decide if it's worth the upgrade.

Apple unveils new larger iPad Pro

Apple announced a wide variety of new products today, including 2 new iPad models. We'll take a look at both of them here to show you what's new and how they'll benefit pilots.

AirVenture Oshkosh iPad seminars available for review

The iPad was bigger than ever at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, with over 40 educational seminars on the topic and lots of new iPad product and app news. Here are the slides from two of the presentations covering essential iPad pilot tips and a pilot’s guide to the ADS-B system to review on your own schedule.

iPad seminars at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

For a pilot looking to get started with the iPad, or for an old pro interested in learning a few tips, there is no better place to be than Oshkosh. There are dozens of forums covering apps, tablet accessories and much more. Here are some highlights.

iOS 8.4 now available, fixes external GPS bug

As expected, Apple released the iOS 8.4 update today for iPhone and iPad. While most of the buzz centers around the new Apple Music service instroduced in this update, pilots will be happy to hear that it also fixes the iOS 8.3 bug that prevented the use of many external GPS receivers with the iPad.

Fix coming soon for iOS 8.3 GPS bug

In addition to releasing details on the fall release of iOS 9, Apple also informed developers at their annual conference that a fix will be out for the external GPS bug in the upcoming iOS 8.4 update. This should be available by June 30th at the latest.

New FAA app designed for drone pilots

One of the hottest industries in the world right now is Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), often called drones. The FAA is working to help pilots in this segment with a new app called B4UFLY, designed to let users know if it is safe and legal to fly a a drone in their current or planned location.