Common iPad problems for pilots and how to solve them

We talk to a lot of pilots here at iPad Pilot News and hear very few complaints about the iPad's performance in the airplane. Even with this excellent reliability, the iPad still has several limitations pilots need to be aware of when using it in the cockpit. Here are four common problems you may experience while flying with the iPad and how to easily solve them.

Video tip: how to get started flying with the iPad

The iPad is easily the most user-friendly gadget to ever find its way into an airplane cockpit. This week's video tip takes a look at what the iPad can do for you as a pilot and how to get off to the right start when using it as an electronic flight bag.

Garmin Pilot introduces European flight plan filing, plus major Android updates

Garmin continues their rapid development pace in 2017, with a variety of new features introduced this week in conjunction with both the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in the US and the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. The updates include new tools for European pilots, new Flight Stream functionality, and some good news for Android pilots.

Complete iPad Videos and Webinars List

Our compilation of great iPad videos is newly updated, and a great way to take your skills to the next level. Watch webinars for beginners and pros alike, plus product demos and more.
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Understanding all the swipe gestures on your iPad

One of the iPad's defining characteristics is its touch interface. But while most pilots understand how to tap on an icon to open an app, there are a number of other gestures you can use to save time or unlock additional features on your iPad. Let's review all the options.

iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2017

The flying season’s unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2017 edition of the Sun ‘N Fun Fly-in at the Lakeland airport. There will undoubtedly be new products to see and spectacular airshows to take in. But for iPad pilots, there will also be some great opportunities to learn about the new iPad Pro models, latest iPad tips, apps and accessories.

ForeFlight 9 is out: how to use Checklists, Glide Advisor and SiriusXM Radio

Sun 'N Fun starts next week in Lakeland, Florida, which means new product announcements. ForeFlight kicked that off today with the release of the new ForeFlight 9, packed with updates and lots of new features. Let's dive right in so you know what to look for on your next flight.

Get the most from ForeFlight: Advanced tips – webinar

ForeFlight, the most popular app for pilots, blends flight planning, charts, aviation weather, airport information, documents, synthetic vision and even a logbook into one complete resource. But like any software, there’s a lot to...

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.

Apple’s new iPad makes cockpit computing more affordable

Today Apple announced new and refreshed models for its mobile device platform. The announcement brings a new price for the iPad Mini, and an entry level 9.7 inch iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2.