iPad eases workload for Caribbean flying

This time of year, many pilots are dreaming of warmer weather and perhaps a flying getaway to the islands of the Bahamas or another Caribbean destination. Here's a look at all the resources available to you on the iPad to help you flight plan and navigate the islands.

New ADS-B transponders from Garmin include iPad option

Many pilots may be wondering how there can possibly be another ADS-B product, what with a slew of options from Garmin, L-3, Aspen, Appareo and Freeflight. Isn't the market full? It's certainly crowded, but Garmin's introduction this week of a new series of 1090 MHz ADS-B Out transponders is noteworthy for a few reasons.

Quiz: How well do you know the FAA rules for flying with an iPad?

It's time for some recurrent training on the rules and best practices related to flying with an iPad in the airplane. This interactive quiz will test your knowledge and includes links to additional resources for more information on each topic.

5 ForeFlight preflight weather tips

There's so much more to ForeFlight's weather features than METARs and radar imagery. Here we'll look at some of the lesser-known weather tools in the app to help better prepare you for your next flight.

Updates to Sporty’s most popular iPad kneeboards

A kneeboard remains one of the most popular ways to secure an electronic flight bag in the cockpit. Two of the most popular iPad kneeboards, from Sporty's Flight Gear collection, were recently updated with some small but welcome changes.

App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and deleting an app? It's an important distinction that comes into play when an app starts misbehaving.

New updates available for ForeFlight, Garmin, WingX Pro and FltPlan Go

We're only a few weeks into 2016 and most of the major aviation EFB companies have already released updates adding new features to their apps. Here we'll take a look at what's new in ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, WingX Pro and FltPlan Go.

Should you use an iPad during flight training?

Many students beginning their training often ask the question "is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?" There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the use of technology in a balanced learning approach to flight training.

dBrief logbook app focuses on simplicity

There is no shortage of full-featured logbook apps on the market for iPhone and iPad. While most try to pack in as many features as possible, a relatively new entrant to the field called dBrief Pilot Logbook is taking a different approach by focusing on simplicity. Check out a full review of app here.

Essential iPad tip – screen capture

Here's an issue we see all the time. You've got the perfect weather map, ground map or nav log displayed on your iPad screen. The only problem is you're sitting in the FBO using the free WiFi, and you'd really like to have that chart in the cockpit in half an hour. What can you do?