Upgrade your iPad and pilot gear with these holiday specials
Do you have your eye on a new iPad, or possibly an ADS-B receiver for the cockpit? This is the best time of the year to find some great deals on the latest iPads and aviation accessories to take your electronic flight bag to the next level.
iPad Pro 10.5″ – This is the best iPad Apple currently offers and features a lightning-fast processor and large anti-reflective screen. The 64GB model is currently on sale at B&H Photo Video (one of our favorite online retails for photo/video gear) for $619, which is $30 off the normal price. Check it out
iPad 9.7″ – We highly recommend this model for those on a budget looking to upgrade from an older iPad 2, 3 or 4. You can get the 32GB model from Best Buy on sale for $279, which is $50 off the regular price. Check it out
Flight Gear Dual USB Charger – This popular charger features two 2.4 amp USB charging ports, along with an LED screen to show the voltage of the cigarette lighter it’s plugged into and the number of amps your device is drawing. It’ll even give a display a warning light and audible alert when it detects a low voltage situation with your electrical system. This week the charger is available for just $14, which is 25% off the normal price. Check it out
Scout ADS-B Receiver – ForeFlight’s newest ADS-B receiver is the size of a pack of gum and delivers reliable datalink weather and traffic to aviation’s top EFB app. With the current promotion, you’ll get a free battery pack to go along with it. Check it out
Stratus Power – For the ultimate in reliable power for your iPad and other electronic accessories in the cockpit, the installed Stratus Power system adds two USB charging ports to your panel. Appareo is currently running a buy one get one free (a $349 value) special on these, providing a great way for you and a friend to and add some spark to your airplane’s panel this Chrismas. Check it out
X-Naut iPad Cooling Case – Other than running out of power, the most likely reason for an unresponsive iPad in flight is overheating. The X-Naut cooling case solves that problem by using 4 cooling fans to force a steady stream of airflow over the device to pull the heat away. X-Naut is currently offering a $50 holiday instant rebate, bring the price down to $149. Check it out
Garmin GDL52 ADS-B/Sirius XM Receiver – Garmin announced the first hybrid ADS-B/SiriusXM weather receiver over the summer at Oshkosh and this high-tech accessory is finally shipping out to customers. To kick off the release, Garmin is offering a $200 mail-in rebate with purchase. Check it out
Looking for more great iPad accessories? Check out our iPad Pilot News gift guide.