How to use the new pre-flight planning tools in Garmin Pilot

The new Garmin Pilot app update is the biggest yet, adding a suite of new tools for pre-flight planning and in-flight operations. The impressive list includes a new weight and balance calculator, integrated aircraft performance calculations, pilot-configurable checklists, Freehand flight plan editing and much more. Here's a look at how to use them all.

10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and shortcuts.

iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

There are several ways to lock your iPad's screen in flight, including controls on your iPad and settings within each app. Here we'll show you all the different ways to do it.

iPad Pro 9.7″ kneeboards and mounts

The new 9.7" iPad Pro is generating a lot of interest from the pilot community, specifically because of the new anti-glare screen technology. Here we'll take a look at all the kneeboards and mounts that are compatible with the new iPad model.

New 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.

Avare offers free all-in-one EFB app for Android

While the iPad is the most widely-used tablet among pilots, there are a growing number of Android apps that offer similar capabilities for pilots flying with these phones and tablets. Here we're going to take a closer look at the Avare app for Android, which is 100% free and contains a wealth of features for pilots.

2015 AirVenture Oshkosh app available

The official 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show app is now available for iPhone and iPad, and includes an exciting interactive GPS map and enhanced notification features to help you get the most out of your visit to AirVenture.

Sporty’s E6B app now available for Apple Watch

Sporty's has been in the E6B flight computer business since the company started in the early 1960s. Today the newest version of Sporty's E6B is now available, extending the mobile app version beyond the iPhone and iPad version to the Apple Watch.

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.