FAA Safety Briefing magazine

FAA Safety News talks iPad

One of the most frequent questions we hear about the iPad is: "is it legal?" The short answer is absolutely yes (for Part 91 operations at least). But what does the FAA have to say?
Garmin GTN trainer app

Garmin releases GTN training app

Now you can use your iPad to learn everything there is to know about the GTN 650 and 750, with the recently-released GTN Trainer app. This interactive app lets you practice all the features of the real units, including loading flight plans, customizing the map page and viewing approach charts.
ATC Routes in ForeFlight

Using ATC routes in ForeFlight

Many pilots spend a lot of time trying to guess what IFR route ATC will like. Instead of always filing direct or guessing airways, let the “ATC Routes” tool in ForeFlight help you out. It's easy to use and can save you a lot of time.
WingX split screen view

Split screen setup on WingX

One of the standout features in WingX Pro7 is the ability to use the iPad's large 10” screen to display 2 different view options side by side. This can be very helpful to display both terrain data and an instrument approach chart at the same time, for example. Here's how to set it up.
ForeFlight advanced navigation

Advanced navigation tips for ForeFlight

Want to go beyond the basic "direct-to" navigation? Here's everything you need to know to enter SIDs and STARs, plus VOR/DME fixes into ForeFlight's nav log. It's easier than you may think.

Pre-flight checklist for your iPad

What's our number one recommendation for iPad pilots? Always, always, always pre-flight your iPad! Here's how.

Flying with the iPad survey

Please take just a moment to complete our 10-question survey on flying with the iPad. Tell us how you use your tablet and what accessories you use.
iPad Night Mode

Top 12 iPad Tips

Our top 12 ways to make your iPad flying easier and more efficient. Learn how to set up Night Mode, how to verify your charts are downloaded, how to use screen capture and more.