iPad kneeboard buyer’s guide for pilots – 2020 edition

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. Here are our top picks.
Garmin D2 Air

iPad pilot gift guide—2020 edition

Whether you're a pilot shopping for another aviation enthusiast or you're a non-pilot desperately trying to figure out what to buy the (slightly weird?) aviator on your list, iPad apps and accessories are a good bet. Ten years into the tablet revolution, pilots are still snapping up this gear at a tremendous rate. Here's our list of the top 10 things any iPad pilot would like this Christmas.

Portable ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.

New Flight Gear kneeboard offers universal fit for different iPad sizes

Kneeboards remain a very popular option for securing an iPad in the cockpit, but one issue that comes up frequently with iPad kneeboards is compatibility: which kneeboards work with which iPads? Fortunately, the latest Flight Gear iPad Kneeboard solves this problem, with a universal design that adapts to almost every tablet size, with or without a case.
Garmin D2 smartwatch

Using the Garmin D2 Air smartwatch with your iPhone

Garmin's latest smartwatch, the D2 Air, has been getting a lot of attention since it was announced in late September. While the watch can function as a standalone navigator (using the internal GPS and aviation database), it is even more powerful when paired with a smartphone. Here's what it can do.
Pivot case

New PIVOT cases fit multiple iPad models

For many years PIVOT has offered a line of iPad cases and mounts specifically made for the cockpit. In that time, they've won a loyal following among airline pilots for their rugged design and flexible mounting options. The company has recently released two new mounts that fit a variety of devices, making them more universal and more future-proof.
Bose Connect

How to use the Bose Connect app with Bose ProFlight headsets

Like with most ANR headsets, the Bose ProFlight includes Bluetooth so that you can connect it to a phone or tablet and listen to music. The ProFlight is unique though in that it can interface with Bose's Connect app, which provides additional functionality to the headset. Here's how to set it up.

How to listen to SiriusXM Radio with a Garmin GDL 51 or 52

Garmin's top-of-the-line portable weather receivers, the compact GDL 52 and GDL 51, receive more than just GPS and weather. With an active SiriusXM subscription, pilots and passengers can also enjoy music and live sports in flight. But there are some important steps to follow in order to avoid frustration. Here's a step-by-step review.

Understanding Sentry ADS-B settings

The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and carbon monoxide monitoring. As the feature list has grown, the options and settings list has also grown. In this post, we'll walk through the various options for configuring your Sentry, so you can get the most out of your investment.
Robust mount

How do I mount my iPad in the airplane?

Securing your iPad while you fly is important for safety (to prevent your tablet from flying around the cockpit), but also for convenience (to keep it close by and easy to use). There are plenty of different mounts to choose from, but they aren't all universal. Which one is right for you? It depends a lot on the type of airplane you fly. Let's look at some examples.