Which iPad is best for pilots?

There have never been more options for pilots looking to add an iPad to the cockpit: 22 different models are available from Apple, a truly confusing mix. Which one is the right choice for pilots? Are there certain models to avoid? Here are our recommendations.

Top 10 aviation apps

The number of aviation apps continues to expand daily, with thousands of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top 10 apps may seem foolish, but we're going to try--after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere.

ForeFlight tries to eliminate the “wall-of-text weather briefing”

ForeFlight version 6.5 has two new features that aim to make preflight briefings easier to use and more valuable. It also includes iPhone 6 updates and a Stratus 2 security upgrade.

4 new ForeFlight tips

One way ForeFlight Mobile has built such a loyal following is by constantly adding new features, so the app becomes more and more powerful over time. That's a great benefit, but with those new features mean there are new things to learn, so in this article we'll continue our regular series of quick tips for ForeFlight.

Backup power options for iPad

The iPad has proven very reliable over the past 4 years, but you should still consider "what-if" scenarios when it comes to the potential for a dead battery in flight. Here are 5 backup power solutions to make sure you always have extra power available in the airplane.

More new iOS 8 widgets

Widgets were one of the more useful features to come out of the iOS 8 software update a few months back. Here we'll look at some of the new ones now available for your iPad and iPhone.

New Advanced iPad Flying webinar video

iPad Pilot News recently presented a webinar on advanced topics related to flying with the iPad. You can view the full video of the presentation here.

WingX Pro adds flight data recording

WingX Pro is the latest app to add flight data recording capability, allowing you to capture your flight data and play back all the details when back on the ground.

New updates available for ForeFlight and Stratus 2

ForeFlight released a major update to the app today, adding a new Stratus 2 flight data recording feature, enhanced performance planning, new sync capabilities and the option to view VFR WAC charts in the app.

New Advanced iPad Flying webinar next week

iPad Pilot News will be presenting a new Advanced iPad Flying webinar next week covering a wide variety of iPad topics including new iOS 8 features, ADS-B weather, accessories, preflight tips, ForeFlight Mobile and more.