New Bad Elf GPS app available

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.

ForeFlight becomes a data creator

In the early days of aviation apps (you know, way back in 2012), developers pushed to add features. Nobody at ForeFlight or Garmin is taking a vacation, but over the last 12 months most of the major aviation apps have reached parity in terms of features. So where is the next battleground for aviation apps?

Does the iPad have a “real GPS” in it?

Four years after the first iPad shipped, lots of people are still confused about whether the game-changing tablet actually has a GPS in it. And if it does have a GPS, is it a "real" one? Let's bust some myths and settle the issue once and for all.

Flight Training with the iPad webinar video now available

Sporty's Academy and iPad Pilot News recently presented a webinar covering a variety of topics on how to effectively use the iPad during flight training. You can watch the complete video recording of the webinar here.

New charging options for iPad pilots

While the battery life of iPads and ADS-B receivers is usually pretty good, "battery anxiety" is an ever-present issue. There are plenty of options, from cigarette lighter plugs to battery packs, but some new accessories offer more convenience than ever.

All-new iPad flight training webinar coming up Thursday

An all new webinar is coming up this Thursday on flight training with the iPad. You'll learn all about when to start using the iPad during flight training, aviation apps, flight-planning and navigation best-practices, tips for instrument student pilots, checkride techniques and more.

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.

How to install iPhone apps on your iPad

There are nearly 1.5 million apps available on the app store, most of which are designed for both iPhone and iPad. Here we'll show you how to install apps on your iPad that were originally designed only for iPhone.

10 tips to increase your runway awareness with ForeFlight

ForeFlight includes many features to help navigate large airports both during approach and on the ground to make sure you don't end up on the wrong taxiway or runway. We'll show how to take advantage of them here with these 10 helpful tips.

New app helps you locate airport courtesy cars

When planning a trip to a city that you haven't flown into before there are several variables to consider when choosing both the airport and FBO. A new app helps you identify which ones have courtesy cars available when needed.