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.

Sun ‘n Fun iPad presentations now available

The iPad was again a hot topic at Sun 'n Fun this past week and the subject of many seminars and forums. You can view the detailed slides from several of the presentations here.

Quick guide to iPad forums at Sun ‘n Fun 2015

The flying season's unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2016 edition of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in. Here are a few of the most popular iPad sessions to consider.

Issues with iOS 8.3 update and external GPS receivers

The iOS 8.3 software update from Apple last week disables the location services provided by several Bluetooth GPS receivers. For now we strongly recommend holding off on updating the iOS software on your iPhone or iPad until Apple issues another update.

ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS

ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots discontinue using the DUATS weather briefing tool in the app.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 9.3

To help you decide the best time to update your iPad or iPhone, we're adding a new feature to iPad Pilot News called the iOS Update Green Light program. This will display status indicators based on recommendations from the leading aviation app and GPS manufacturers regarding compatibility with iOS software updates.

All-new iPad flight training webinar coming up Thursday

An all new webinar is coming up this Thursday on flight training with the iPad. You'll learn all about when to start using the iPad during flight training, aviation apps, flight-planning and navigation best-practices, tips for instrument student pilots, checkride techniques and more.
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