How to use ForeFlight’s weight and balance feature

ForeFlight's helpful weight and balance tool allows you to quickly analyze last minute loading changes and will alert you if any parameters are outside your airplane's envelope. To help you get going we'll show you how to use this feature to create a custom aircraft profile and work through a typical calculation.

Quiz: Do you know how to troubleshoot these potential iPad problems?

The iPad is one of the most stable computing platforms available today, but it is still susceptible to external factors that can cause it to become unresponsive in flight. Test your iPad troubleshooting knowledge in our latest quiz and learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when using the iPad in the cockpit.

Guide to iPad Seminars at Sun ‘n Fun

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.

Free 2016 Sun ‘n Fun app now available

The 42nd Annual SUN 'n FUN fly-in and aviation show kicks off next week in Lakeland, Florida. To help you navigate the airport grounds and keep track of all the events, the organizers again released an updated app for your iPhone and iPad.

wx24 app makes METARs visual

Improving pilot weather briefings has been a focus of aviation apps since the iPhone was first introduced. With the variety of sources and the often unreadable ALL CAP text formats, some good data visualization can have a powerful impact. The latest example of this trend is the wx24Pilot app, which aims to make text weather a thing of the past.

6 hidden tricks in the Garmin Pilot app

Like all electronic flight bag apps, Garmin Pilot has a lot of powerful features built in. But if you haven’t spent the time to tap every button and try every menu, you probably haven’t had a chance to use them all yet. Here are 6 hidden tricks to check out the next time you use the Garmin Pilot app.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 9.3.1

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.

Quit worrying: there is no such thing as an “official weather briefing”

Sometimes it seems like pilots specialize in old wives' tales, like: "Well, that fancy iPad app doesn't count as an official weather briefing. You have to call Flight Service or the FAA will nail you." It makes a great story, and it plays to pilots' innate paranoia, but it's completely false. It's time to bury this old wives' tale once and for all.

Is the new iPad Pro the best pilot tablet yet?

In Apple's latest new product update, a relatively modest event, the company introduced a number of product revisions. While there was a lot of news about a lower cost iPhone and some Apple Watch updates, the biggest news for pilots is the new 9.7" iPad model. It might be the best tablet for flying yet.

Creating your own iPad proficiency review

As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.