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Use iPad audio to make your flying safer

The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.

Updated LiveATC app makes it easy to get your aviation fix anywhere

Whether you're listening to the Fisk arrival at Oshkosh, enjoying the local flavor at Beijing Tower, or just learning proper phraseology from your nearest center frequency, LiveATC.net makes it easy to listen to real pilots and controllers almost anywhere in the world. While the website has been around for many years, the company's app for iPad and iPhone recently received an overhaul.

How to choose the best GPS for your iPad

GPS position makes an iPad so much more useful in flight - moving maps, terrain alerts, and so much more become available. But how do you add GPS to your iPad? Does it already have one built in? What are the options for external receivers? We answer those questions and offer our two top choices.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.2.2

Apple recently released iOS 11.2.2, which includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of the Spectre recently discovered in iPhone and iPad processors. As with all iOS updates, we strongly suggest that you hold off on updating your devices until your aviation app and accessory developers have time to test compatibility with the new software.

The student pilot’s guide to learning to fly with an iPad

This is your beginner’s guide to learning to fly with an iPad as your primary source of aviation data and charts. You’ve come to the right spot if you’re a student pilot who has decided to get started with the the iPad, which in my opinion is the best modern advancement in aviation since the autopilot.

Video tip: 5 real-world ADS-B weather scenarios

Being able to receive ADS-B radar imagery on your iPad may seem like the best innovation since GPS, but it can also lead you down the wrong path if you're not aware of its capabilities and inherent limitations. Here's a look at five different real-world flying scenarios to help you better understand how to properly use it when flying near precipitation and convective weather.

Quiz: Flying IFR with ForeFlight

Are you an active instrument pilot currently flying with the ForeFlight app? Take our latest quiz to test your knowledge on some of ForeFlight's advanced capabilities.

iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for apps

The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn how you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.
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FltPlan Go Now Supports Garmin ADS-B Weather and Traffic Receivers

Riding on a current wave of impressive updates, popular flight planning and navigation app FltPlan Go has introduced another major new feature. Users can now see weather and traffic on their iPad via Garmin’s line of portable ADS-B receivers and Garmin Flight Stream.

Never miss an altitude assignment with the AltitudeAlert app

The AltitudeAlert app delivers the functionality of an altitude preselect and alerting system in the form of a convenient iPad and iPhone app. Best of all it'll quickly get your attention should you inadvertently deviate from an ATC assigned altitude.