The student pilot’s guide to getting started with an iPad

There's a lot for student pilots to consider when buying an iPad for use during flight training, including iPad model, apps, GPS, mounting and more. Here we'll break down the options in basic terms and give some advice on how to get started.

Big update to WingX Pro7 now available

Hilton and the developers at WingX Pro7 have been busy the past few months, releasing several updates that add additional functionality and improve the user-experience of the popular EFB app.

The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how to use each function over the course of a typical IFR flight.

Sporty’s pilots share their favorite iPad tips

Most pilots have a favorite tip or two when it comes to flying with the iPad, and we always learn something when we fly with another pilot. So we asked four Sporty's pilots who regularly fly with the iPad to share their top tips.

Stratus ESG transponder certified

The latest entrant into the crowded market is Appareo, a leader in the ADS-B In world with their line of Stratus portable receivers, who is now trying to make the transition to panel-mount products. Their first solution is Stratus ESG, an all-in-one product that combines WAAS GPS, transponder and ADS-B Out. It was introduced last year at the Aircraft Electronics Association show and has now been certified.

Fun iPad flying: bush pilot simulator

Looking for a fun aviation app to feed your aviation fix over the holiday weekend? We suggest checking out this realistic iPad flight simulator, which allows you to fly one of 21 exciting airplanes in a variety of wilderness environments.

New iPad accessory update

New tablets mean new accessories, as companies like RAM and MyGoFlight follow up Apple's announcements a few months later with their own new product introductions. A slew of new accessories hit the market recently, so here we'll review what's new.

Do ADS-B receivers work internationally? A pilot report

Unquestionably the hottest iPad accessory over the past four years has been the ADS-B receiver. While US pilots have enjoyed these benefits for years, many pilots in Canada, Europe and elsewhere are wondering whether this technology works in other countries.

Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad

Apple includes a free service that allows you to track down a lost iPhone or iPad. Here we'll show you how it works and how to set it up a free account to use this feature.

Quiz: Are you a ForeFlight pro?

ForeFlight is incredibly capable app for pilots, but do you know how to use all the features? This interactive quiz will test your ForeFlight knowledge and teach you a few things along the way.