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Annual maintenance checklist for your iPad

Pilots trust the iPad because it is easily the most reliable and functional tablet available today. Even with this reliability, it's important that you periodically take time and dive deeper into your iPad's settings, apps and accessories to make sure everything is configured properly to ensure peak performance.

Garmin Pilot adds powerful IFR features with version 10

In the never-ending battle between ForeFlight and Garmin for electronic flight bag supremacy, the two companies have taken slightly different approaches. Garmin has played to its strength by making their Pilot app more and more like their panel avionics. The latest update, version 10, continues this trend.

iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for lost apps

Having trouble finding an installed app on your iPad? Use this tip to quickly locate and launch a lost app in a matter of seconds.
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Pilot Training app adds new aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff

Sporty's Pilot Training app continues to grow as an all-in-one aviation learning resource, with the addition of two new courses in 2020 already. This week's update added an all-new aerobatics course hosted by well-known airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff, bringing the total number of courses to 22.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1

Apple recently released iOS 13.3.1 for iPhone and iPad which includes a new networking and wireless control and various bug fixes. As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating until your app or accessory developer has had time to fully test compatibility with the new version.

iPad Connected Panel Buyer’s Guide

More and more connected panel options are hitting the market, allowing you to wirelessly connect your iPad to panel-mount GPS and ADS-B receivers. Here's a rundown of all the aftermarket GA avionics options and mobile app compatibility with each.

Station Weather app brings graphical weather to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

There's no shortage of weather resources available to pilots in today's popular EFB apps and they all do a great job at presenting text weather reports, interactive radar imagery and complete weather briefings for pilots. Sometimes though you just...

Understanding all the ForeFlight FPL and Edit features

ForeFlight offers the most comprehensive set of flight management features, accessible from the Edit section of the FPL window on the Maps page. This small but feature-rich drop-down window allows you to enter aircraft performance data, enter/modify flight plans, add arrival/departure and instrument approach procedures to your route, and choose the right altitude.

iPad apps for turbine pilots

There are a wide variety of iPad apps available designed for pilots flying turbine airplanes, including performance planning, support directories and international trip support. Check them out here in this comprehensive listing.

How to customize the Control Center on your iPad and iPhone

The hidden Control Center screen remains one of the most useful features on iPhone and iPad, allowing you to quickly access commonly-used settings and apps. It's especially useful during iPad preflight, allowing you to quickly optimize wireless and network settings before takeoff without the need to leave your EFB app.