10 ways ForeFlight can prevent a runway incursion

Here we'll look at how to take advantage of these features and how they can increase your awareness of your surroundings during terminal operations at and near the airport. Used properly, you can avoid landing on the wrong runway or becoming involved in a runway incursion.

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.

Garmin Pilot app forges ahead with new capabilities

Garmin Pilot released it's 2nd major update of the year, expanding the Flight Profile view capability, adding new personal minimums alerting, runway/winds analysis, Garmin aera 660 integration and VFR charts for France.

Keeping your charge–iPad battery tips

Keeping your iPad battery in good shape should be a top priority when using the iPad for electronic charts in the cockpit. Here we'll review best practices for keeping it charged, and backup power options to consider bringing along.

Bad Elf updates GPS app

Bad Elf was the first company to produce portable GPS receivers for iPad, and a new Bad Elf companion app helps you get even more out these high-performance devices.

A pilot’s guide to ADS-B – latest webinar recording

Sporty's John Zimmerman recently hosted a webinar on ADS-B in cooperation with Jeff Johnson at Appareo, covering the basics of the system plus options for both panel-mount and portable ADS-B avionics. This fast-paced presentation covered a lot of ground, and the video recording is now available.
Overheat screen on iPad

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

The iPad is a very reliable piece of hardware, but high temps and direct sunlight will render it useless in the cockpit if care is not taken. Here we'll look at how to prevent that from happening and the steps to take if your iPad does accidentally overheat.

Review Sun ‘n Fun iPad seminars here

The team from Sporty's and iPad Pilot News presented 3 iPad seminars at Sun 'n Fun last week on a wide range of topics related to flying with the iPad. Here are the information-packed slides from each presentation to help you review at your own pace.

Flight test: new 9.7″ iPad Pro

Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro promised a new lighting fast processor, Apple Pencil support and a screen that is 40% less reflective than the iPad Air 2. We took it flying down to Sun 'n Fun last week to see if it lived up to the hype.

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.