Debate: the F.A.A. and electronic devices on airline flights

As pilots we all know that the F.A.A.'s catch-all rule prohibiting electronic devices on airline flights is a bit ridiculous. Is it time for them to update the regulations?

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

Most pilots love the iPad because it almost never crashes, making for an extremely reliable tool. But there is one sure-fire way to get your tablet to shut down--leave it on the glare shield.
Sporty's Learn to Fly Course

A look inside Sporty’s new Learn to Fly app

Sporty's Pilot Shop has offered training courses for over 20 years, beginning with VHS tapes and then DVD and online training products. Last week, the company introduced the latest version of its course, and for the first time there is a dedicated app for iPad/iPhone. Let's take a look at some of the features.

New features added to WingX Pro 7

Hilton Software released an update to WingX Pro7 today, adding new features and improvements to this feature-packed aviation iPad app.

Apple introduces new iPad

Apple today announced a new iPad model, featuring significant improvements to the device's hardware. The most notable feature is the new Retina display, which now has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels - four times that of the iPad 1 & 2.

ForeFlight Mobile users – it’s time to update your charts

Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts in the ForeFlight app. The new cycle starts Thursday, March 8th, and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type.

Air Force buying up to 18,000 iPads

While you might think the military would be pretty skeptical of consumer technology like the iPad, the reverse is actually true. The US Air Force has just awarded a contract to buy up to 18,000 iPads for use by their pilots worldwide.
ForeFlight docs

ForeFlight Mobile 4.4 lands in App Store with new features

The big new feature in this update is the new Documents tab. Tapping this brings up an impressive catalog of FAA documents--everything from the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge to the legend pages from approach plate books.

Get more from your iPad: the Long Press shortcut

Discover special shortcuts built into your iPad's software, all accessible by tapping and holding on a part of your screen in certain apps.

Sporty’s Offers Free App for Women in Aviation Conference Attendees

Sporty’s now offers a free app for the 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas, from March 8-10, 2012. Get instant access to show schedules, seminars, travel information and exhibitors on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.