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New aircraft transition courses available in Sporty’s Pilot Training app

Sporty's released their new Pilot Training app last year, bringing an all-new training course concept to iPhone, iPad and AppleTV. The latest update to the Pilot Training app adds 4 new aircraft transition courses for pilots learning to fly Helicopters, Seaplanes, Gliders and Multiengine airplanes.

How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit

The larger iPhone 7, 8 and X models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the cockpit. Here are a few options from RAM and MyGoFlight that offer convenient ways to keep them stable.

Essential tip: turn off wireless radios before takeoff

It’s important before each flight to properly configure the iPad’s wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.

7 tips for using ForeFlight 10.1

ForeFlight released version 10.1 this week, and as usual it has a number of new features and refinements. While the big news was the app's launch in Europe, there are plenty of other interesting features for North American pilots. Here are seven tips to check out.

Ask a DPE: Is it ok to use an iPad on the checkride?

We recently held a roundtable with three prominent FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE), Eric Crump, Jason Blair and Todd Ritchey, to discuss common misconceptions about the FAA checkride. One of the most common questions we received during the discussion related to the use of an iPad during the oral and flight test, and whether pilots still need to demonstrate planning and navigation using traditional techniques and paper charts.

The Aviation WB Calculator app is back

The popular Aviation WB app has been completely redesigned and is available in the app store again for iPad and iPhone with a new design and new features.

Creating your own iPad proficiency review

As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.

Video tip: Flying with ForeFlight’s new Airspace Highlight and Search features

ForeFlight debuted two new powerful features back in April, adding a new universal search function and airspace highlights on the map. Our latest video tip comes from Sporty's Flying with ForeFlight Course and takes...

What’s the best iPad for pilots?

Considering your first iPad or upgrading your old one? There are a lot of options. In this article, we'll walk you through all the options, then offer our choice for the best overall aviation tablet.

How to keep your iPad from overheating in flight

Based on an iPad Pilot News reader survey we recently conducted, over 70% of respondents reported that they have had the iPad shut down on them at least once in flight due to overheating. This is by far the most common problem reported by pilots when flying with an iPad, but it can be prevented with a little bit of planning and preparation.