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Since ADS-B receivers came out eight years ago, many pilots have been wondering what the next big thing would be. Might a less expensive HUD be the next addition to the electronic flight bag world? We've been flying with various HUD ideas for years, and our short answer is: not yet. Here's why.
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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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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.
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GPS position makes an iPad so much more useful in flight - moving maps, terrain alerts, and so much more become available. But how do you add GPS to your iPad? Does it already have one built in? What are the options for external receivers? We answer those questions and offer our two top choices.
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An iPad kneeboard is one of the best investments you can make as a pilot, keeping your tablet secure and easy to read in flight. For many years, one of our favorite models was the MyClip, a simple but innovative leg strap that could accommodate wide variety of tablets. Now there's a new option, and it's even more universal.
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In-flight audio alerts are a key safety feature in many aviation EFB apps, but they require your headset or intercom to have an audio input or Bluetooth to be used effectively. The new Stealth Audio Link aims to change that though, and allows pilots to quickly add audio connectivity to any headset, regardless of age.
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The dizzying array of iPad models is mostly good for pilots—we have more choices than ever, at better prices than ever—but it's a nightmare for third party case designers. Keeping up with those changing sizes isn't easy, but the latest models from PIVOT are an excellent option for pilots and they fit two of the most popular iPads.
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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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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. Eight 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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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.
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Keeping your iPad battery charged is essential if you're using it as an electronic flight bag in the cockpit, but not every USB charger works with an iPad. Here's how to choose the right charger, and what to consider if you're shopping for a backup power solution.
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Screen glare is a persistent problem for pilots flying with the iPad, but an anti-reflective screen protector can cut down on this significantly. To help illustrate its effectiveness, we installed MyGoFlight's ArmorGlas on a new iPad 9.7" on a bright sunny day to see how it did next to a 2nd iPad without a screen protector.