How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

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

10 beginner mistakes every iPad pilot makes

The way we move from beginner to expert is by trial and error. Along the way, many of us made some mistakes with the iPad and aviation apps. Here's our list of the 10 most common ones.

What’s the best Android tablet package for pilots?

We sometimes get asked about the best Android package to fly with, and it's a fair question. Unlike Apple, the choices for Android hardware are vast, with dozens of manufacturers offering tablets across a wide range of prices. So, which is the best tablet, app and accessory?

Reviewing the iPad kneeboard options

In this article, we'll review some of the most popular iPad kneeboard options, so you can make an informed decision if you're not a mount person. There are more options than ever, and most of them are quite good.

iPad navigation app buyer’s guide

The landscape for full-featured EFB apps continues to evolve rapidly as developers push the limits of the iPad's capability with exciting new features. This chart represents the latest comparison of the most popular EFB apps available today.

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.

The perfect iPad case and mount for pilots?

The problem with most cases (and the reason many pilots don't use one) is that most are so big and bulky that they either don't work with mounting systems or they require an even bulkier mount. But we've recently been flying with an iPad case that may solve the dilemma.

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.

5 lesser-known aviation apps to consider

So much of the news and excitement about aviation apps these days focuses on the big, all-in-one apps: ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and WingX. We polled a group of pilots about some other apps they use regularly and came up with five interesting ones that don't make a lot of headlines.

Pilot report: new Flight Gear iPad bag

While the amount of stuff we carry has gone down, a good flight bag is still essential equipment for most pilots. To meet this need, many companies have designed or redesigned their flight bags to accommodate the iPad. The latest is the Flight Gear collection, and we recently spent some time flying with the new Flight Gear iPad Bag.