Important iPad preflight considerations for iOS 11

The most recent iOS 11 software update for iPad and iPhone has been a success by all standards, with no major bugs reported since the public release. With that being said, there a few caveats pilots should be aware of after updating to iOS 11, related to GPS and the wireless controls in the new Control Center.

How to use ForeFlight’s weight and balance tool

ForeFlight's helpful weight and balance tool allows you to quickly analyze last minute loading changes and will alert you if any parameters are outside your airplane's envelope. To help you get going we'll show you how to use this feature to create a custom aircraft profile and work through a typical calculation.

Garmin Pilot video tips show how to use app’s unique features

The Garmin Pilot app has become so feature-rich that it can be tough to keep up with all of its capabilities. A few of our lesser-known favorites are the Freehand™ route planning tool, personal minimums, minimum weather requirement warnings and the Nearest map utility. Here is a series of video tips showing how to use each one on your next flight.

Take control of your iPad’s location services settings

The iPad's software settings allows you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll find that it's not necessarily important for all types of apps to be able to access this data. Here we'll show you how to customize these settings to improve your iPad's battery life.

The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how to use each function over the course of a typical IFR flight.

3 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance

While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.

Flying with Jepp charts in ForeFlight version 9.2

It was big news last month when Jeppesen and ForeFlight announced a deal to collaborate on charting data and app development. Now it's a reality, with the release of ForeFlight version 9.2. Here's what Jeppesen charts look like in the app, and how to get set up.

5 ForeFlight shortcuts to use on your next flight

Today's aviation apps are jam-packed full of so many useful features that it can be challenging to remember when and how to use them all. Here are five shortcuts to check out while planning your next flight.

ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms

ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data from the National Weather Service and the standard weather briefing option provided by Flight Service. This week's video tip dives deeper into these resources to help you keep an eye on the development of hazardous weather from both a long and short-range perspective.