Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.
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About John Zimmerman
Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.
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Sporty’s Pilot Shop has offered training courses for over 20 years, beginning with VHS tapes and then DVD and online training products. Last week, the company introduced the latest version of its course, and for the first time there is a dedicated app for iPad/iPhone. Let’s take a look at some of the features.
While you might think the military would be pretty skeptical of consumer technology like the iPad, the reverse is actually true. The US Air Force has just awarded a contract to buy up to 18,000 iPads for use by their pilots worldwide.
Pilots in Europe have, until now, not had the full-featured aviation apps that US pilots have come to love. There simply is no WingX or ForeFlight equivalent. But the latest iPad app from SkyDemon may change that.
Finally, datalink weather is available on the iPad. Baron’s Mobile Link system allows you to view all the XM Weather you need on popular apps like ForeFlight. Is it worth the money? How does it work? We explain it in this article.
A lot of pilots are curious about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire–the combination eReader and tablet that runs on a customized version of Android. Logbook Pro is one of the first aviation apps we’ve seen for the Fire.
One of the most frequent questions we hear about the iPad is: “is it legal?” The short answer is absolutely yes (for Part 91 operations at least). But what does the FAA have to say?
Now you can use your iPad to learn everything there is to know about the GTN 650 and 750, with the recently-released GTN Trainer app. This interactive app lets you practice all the features of the real units, including loading flight plans, customizing the map page and viewing approach charts.
Many pilots spend a lot of time trying to guess what IFR route ATC will like. Instead of always filing direct or guessing airways, let the “ATC Routes” tool in ForeFlight help you out. It’s easy to use and can save you a lot of time.
What’s our number one recommendation for iPad pilots? Always, always, always pre-flight your iPad! Here’s how.
Please take just a moment to complete our 10-question survey on flying with the iPad. Tell us how you use your tablet and what accessories you use. [polldaddy type=”iframe” survey=”7CB592582669DFFE” height=”auto” domain=”airfacts” id=”ipad-in-cockpit”]
Our top 12 ways to make your iPad flying easier and more efficient. Learn how to set up Night Mode, how to verify your charts are downloaded, how to use screen capture and more.
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