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?
There are a number of options available, but not every iPad Air or iPad Pro 9.7" accessory works with the larger 10.5" size so you'll want to pay attention when you're shopping. Fortunately, some new mounts and kneeboards are now available. Let's review the options.
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 annual list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.
The iPhone 6 and 7 models 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. Here are a few options from RAM that offer convenient ways to keep them stable.
Many pilots have come to depend on their iPhone for most of their communication needs, but in the air cell phones are useless. That's why the new DeLorme inReach is such a great idea--this portable device pairs with your smartphone to add two-way communication capability to any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device.