iPad Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions about the iPad, from basics like the difference between WiFi and LTE models to advanced user tips. Add your own questions too.

How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.

Which ADS-B receiver should I buy?

A common question we get at iPad Pilot News lately: "which ADS-B receiver should I buy?" With all the options (over a dozen at last count), it's easy to get confused. Here, we'll try to offer a practical guide to choosing the right ADS-B receiver. We will focus on the most popular models.

An in-depth look at the new Garmin Pilot Logbook

Garmin recently added a new logbook feature to the Garmin Pilot app that automatically logs all your flights. We'll dive into all the features here and show you how to use it track things like night landing currency, flight reviews and view detailed reports of your flight history.

Flying with the iPad – a beginner’s guide

As active general aviation pilots and flight instructors, we hear pilots ask all the time things like "which app should I use," or "is it legal" and "where should I mount the iPad in my airplane." So to make things easier, we've collected our most popular educational articles and videos.

How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

The iPad has become an essential part of many pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.

WingX Pro7 now available for Android

Hilton Software recently released an a version of WingX Pro for Android, making the app compatible with hundreds of new phones and tablets. While it doesn't quite have the full feature set of the iPad version, it's a nice option for Android pilots.

Build a custom iPad mount with new RAM accessories

The RAM collection of iPad mounting accessories are the most widely-used among pilots thanks to the combination of rugged construction, flexibility, interchangeable parts and price. Here we'll look at some of the unique RAM accessories you can use when creating a custom mount for your airplane.

Does ADS-B weather work at high altitudes and in jets?

While ADS-B receivers have exploded in popularity over the past three years, some pilots assume these portable devices are only for piston airplanes. Why all the confusion?

Pilot’s Guide to iOS 9

iOS 9 was released earlier this week and brings a nice selection of refinements and new capabilities to your iPhone and iPad. Here we'll cover everything you need to know about it from a pilot's perspective—when to update, how to do it and what's new.