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FAR/AIM app updated with new features

Sporty's FAR/AIM app for iPhone and iPad has been a popular option for many years, but a recent update adds some helpful new features. The app is continuously updated as regulations change, and a one-time purchase includes all updates. Just buy it once and you'll always be up to date.

10 ways to read iPad Pilot News

At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps, social media options and even a print magazine.

How to customize your ForeFlight logbook

Digital logbooks have been around for many years, but ForeFlight's introduction of this feature in late 2015 seems to have turbocharged adoption. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your new logbook.

Video tip: avoiding thunderstorms with datalink weather

One of the best upgrades to your iPad is a datalink weather receiver like a Stratus, Sentry or GDL. These portable avionics sit on your dash or suction cup to a side window and receive either subscription-free ADS-B weather from ground stations or SiriusXM satellite weather that requires a monthly subscription. Regardless of your receiver, there are some important rules to follow. In this video tip, you'll learn how to evaluate radar images to determine if they are dangerous thunderstorms or just rain. There's more to it than just green, yellow and red colors.

Portable ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. For less than $1,000 you can have...

AOPA adds new Pilot Passport feature

AOPA released a fun new feature in their flagship app called Pilot Passport, that allows you to earn badges and points for each new airport and aviation event you visit.
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iPad Pilot News print edition

At least once a year, we release a print version of iPad Pilot News. While you can always read the latest tips and news on our website, sometimes it's nice to browse a magazine layout. Here you can download the full issue as a PDF.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12.2

Apple recently released iOS 12.2, which adds the new premium Apple News+ magazine subscription service, Siri commands to launch TV shows, TV controls in Control Center, new Animoji and numerous updates for Safari, Apple Music and support for the new Airpods.

Quiz: Your iPad just quit on you in flight, now what?

The iPad is one of the most stable computing platforms available today, but it is still susceptible to external factors that can cause it to become unresponsive in flight. Test your iPad troubleshooting knowledge in our latest quiz and learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when using the iPad in the cockpit.

What’s the best iPad for pilots – 2019 edition

While the latest iPad Pro models would suit (and honestly exceed) most pilots' needs in the cockpit, there are some other options and features worth considering when purchasing an iPad for use in aviation. Here we'll break down the differences in each, and give some insight for those looking to buy a used or refurbished iPad, which is a great way to save some money.