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?

What to buy an iPad pilot this Christmas

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. Here's our list of the top 10 things any iPad pilot would like this Christmas.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mounts now available

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the cockpit. Some new options from RAM offer convenient ways to keep them stable.

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?

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.

Pilot report: flying with AOPA FlyQ and the Dual XGPS170 ADS-B receiver

The AOPA FlyQ app recently added support for the Dual XGPS170 ADS-B receiver. We took the pair up for a test flight to see how it worked and check out the latest in-flight weather features of FlyQ.

2018 iPad kneeboard buyer’s guide

iPad kneeboards have evolved from very simple designs over the years to full-featured cockpit organization systems. Here we'll take a look at all the offerings, both basic and advanced, to help you decide the model that will work best for your type of flying.

New battery packs feature 2.4 amp USB ports

Running out of battery power is a nightmare scenario for many pilots flying with iPads. The new ONGO backup battery will give you peace of mind, providing plenty of backup power and three 2.4 amp USB charging ports.

Iridium Go enables in-flight messaging, phone calls

Many pilots can't stand to be disconnected from their smartphones and tablets for longer than a few minutes. But the new Iridium GO! portable satellite hotspot goes some way towards fixing this problem.

Garmin D2 Bravo watch adds deeper app integration

Smartwatches are one of the hottest accessories in the world of consumer electronics, and aviation is no exception. While the Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention lately, GPS pioneer Garmin hasn't been sitting back and watching.