Entries by Bret Koebbe

iPad kneeboard buyer’s guide—2024 edition

Every pilot should secure their iPad in the cockpit, for both convenience and safety. The most popular ways to do this involve either a mount or a kneeboard. In this article, we’ll review some of the most popular iPad kneeboard options, so you can make an informed decision if you’re not a mount person. There are more options than ever, and most of them are quite good.

How to use the AHRS, CO monitor and flight data recorder on Sentry Plus (video tip)

The Sentry line of ADS-B receivers from ForeFlight are best known for their ability to receive subscription-free datalink weather and traffic, but they can do so much more. In our latest video tip, we’ll show how to use three advanced features in Sentry Plus: the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for backup attitude, carbon monoxide detector and alerts, and the automatic flight data recorder and replay.

Airplane flight tracking app review

While airline mobile apps are great for booking flights and storing boarding passes, they’re less than ideal for flight tracking. Here’s a look at various ways to track all the details for your next airline flight from your iPhone or iPad.

How to free up storage space on your iPad

It has happened to almost every pilot: you’re excited to download that new app or it’s time to download charts for your big cross country, but you get the dreaded “iPad Storage Full” message. Over time, as you download more apps and take more pictures, you can quickly fill up the storage space on your device and run into this alert. This means it’s time to start thinking about freeing up some space by deleting unused apps and media.

Our top 16 tips for flying with the iPad

Most pilots have a favorite tip or two when it comes to flying with the iPad, and we always learn something when we fly with another pilot. So we asked four Sporty’s pilots who regularly fly with the iPad to share their top tips. Read what they had to say, then add a comment with your own at the bottom.