Apple’s new iPad makes cockpit computing more affordable

Today Apple announced new and refreshed models for its mobile device platform. The announcement brings a new price for the iPad Mini, and an entry level 9.7 inch iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2.

Flying with the iPad eBook updated

Several years ago we published an eBook that combined our most popular articles and top 10 lists into a single resource. It doesn't take long though for the information in technology publications to get old, so we've updated and expanded the eBook with over twice the content of the previous edition to cover the latest information for pilots.

New iPad webinar video from EAA

EAA partnered with iPad Pilot News last week to present a new webinar on flying with the iPad. The latest version of the popular "10 things every iPad pilot should know" runs 90 minutes and covers connected cockpit strategies, iPad flight planning techniques, datalink weather, how to improve runway safety using the iPad, advanced ForeFlight tips, iPad gotchas and much more.

9 ways to read iPad Pilot News

At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps and social media options.

Top 10 articles of 2016 at iPad Pilot News

We published over 150 articles, videos and quizzes on iPad Pilot News this year. Here you'll find the top 10 most popular articles over the course of the year; all of them are still worth reading.
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9 trends in aviation apps and accessories

As 2016 winds down, we're taking a look back at the busy year in tablets, phones, watches, apps and accessories. There were dozens of interesting stories this year, plenty of hype and a few surprises. With the benefit of hindsight, it's clear that there are some trends worth tracking.

New Caribbean VFR charts available in ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot

The FAA discontinued the production of VFR World Aeronautical Charts back in 2015, leaving coverage gaps in the Caribbean. Fortunately the FAA recently released two new Caribbean VFR charts to provide continued navigation coverage for this area and you can start using them now in ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot.

Is voice recognition the next big thing for aviation iPad apps?

The iPad is an excellent resource for those flying single-pilot in GA airplanes, but it still requires lots of heads down time to find the necessary information for each phase of flight. Voice recognition and digital assistant features like Siri might provide a better way for us to interact with these devices and provide more meaningful information in flight.

Pilot’s guide to iOS 10

The much-anticipated iOS 10 software update is now available for your iPhone and iPad. There are several things pilots should take into consideration when deciding when to update, and we’ll cover them here. We’ll also take a look at several new iOS 10 features that pilots should take note of after updating.

What pilots need to know about the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2

Apple's annual September get-together has become a highly anticipated event for technology fans, as the company usually announces new hardware and features just in time for Christmas shopping. This year's edition lacked some of the usual fireworks, with no iPad changes and relatively modest iPhone upgrades, but there was still plenty of news. Let's cut through the hype and explore what pilot should know.