https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/GTN2-1-1.png 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2021-03-12 16:13:362021-03-29 15:06:48iPad 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.
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The iPad may be called an Electronic Flight Bag, but most pilots still need a real flight bag to stay organized. Fortunately, a slew of new designs offers some great options for staying organized and protecting your aviation gear, without breaking the bank.
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The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.
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The iPad makes a great all-in-one cockpit tool, combining maps, flight planning, weather, documents, and so much more. That doesn't mean it stands on its own, though. A few carefully chosen accessories can make it so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our updated list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.
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External iPad GPSs were one of the first accessories to appear for the iPad. Initially, there were very few options for pilots, but the market rapidly expanded and now there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one? Let's survey the market.
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In a world of competing standards (iOS or Android, Safari or Chrome, Garmin or Avidyne), USB seems like a simple and comforting exception. But now the familiar USB-A port is slowly fading away. Here's what you need to know about USB-C plugs and what Power Delivery means.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.