iPad screen protector shootout – which one is best for pilots?

Dozens of companies offer iPad screen protectors. In this article, we compare the top two and pick our overall winner. Do they really work?

Common iPad problems for pilots and how to solve them

We talk to a lot of pilots here at iPad Pilot News and hear very few complaints about the iPad's performance in the airplane. Even with this excellent reliability, the iPad still has several limitations pilots need to be aware of when using it in the cockpit. Here are four common problems you may experience while flying with the iPad and how to easily solve them.

Choosing the right iPad GPS – tips for pilots

After the iPad was released in 2010, pilots quickly realized that the tablet was far more useful with an accurate position source. Initially there were very few options for pilots, but the market has rapidly expanded and there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one?

Basic heads-up display offers inexpensive backup attitude

After flying with ever more expensive heads-up displays (HUDs), we recently tried the other end of the spectrum: an inexpensive, totally portable HUD that simply reflects a smartphone screen. It certainly isn't an F-35 HUD—not even close—but that might be why we liked it. 

Pilot report: flying the new SiriusXM weather receiver

At Oshkosh this summer, SiriusXM introduced a new portable weather receiver for the iPad, the SXAR1. The product is now shipping, and we've had a chance to fly with it on a few longer trips. Here are some of our reactions.

Custom-fit iPad Mini mounts now shipping

The smaller size of the iPad Mini makes it better suited to cockpit mounting than the full size iPad, and a new mount style is now in stock that should be the most popular one yet.

Installed USB charging ports offer a long-lasting solution to battery anxiety

For aircraft owners looking for a more permanent charging solution, there are some great options now available. Mid-Continent Instruments, a respected manufacturer of avionics, has a variety of dual USB charging devices that can be permanently installed to provide full-time access to power for portable devices.

Dual releases new portable ADS-B receiver

Most pilots know the Dual Electronics company for their small, red, wireless GPS receiver - as well as the XGPS170 ADS-B receiver. Now the company has introduced its latest model, the XGPS190.
Stratus Power

Appareo introduces TSO-certified USB charging port

When Appareo first introduced the Stratus ADS-B receiver in 2012, it was the only product offered under that brand name. Since then, the Stratus family has grown to accommodate two portable ADS-B receivers and an ADS-B Out Transponder. This week at the Aircraft Electronics Association, the company launched the latest addition: Stratus Power.

ADS-B vs. SiriusXM datalink weather – what’s the difference?

If you're considering a datalink weather receiver for your iPad (like a Sentry, Stratus, or GDL), one of the first decisions you'll face is the source of your weather data: ADS-B or SiriusXM? Here's a review of the similarities and differences, plus our advice for choosing the right solution.