iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.

How to use the ForeFlight Mobile app with X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator

Combining ground-based flight simulators like X-Plane and ForeFlight Mobile is a great way to improve iPad proficiency and enhance the simulation experience. Learn how to do it here.

5 ForeFlight preflight weather tips

There's so much more to ForeFlight's weather features than METARs and radar imagery. Here we'll look at some of the lesser-known weather tools in the app to help better prepare you for your next flight.

How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.

5 quick Garmin Pilot tips

Beyond the main features like moving map and terrain alerts, Garmin Pilot is packed with handy tools for everyday flying. Here, we share 5 quick tips you may not know about the app.

An in-depth look at the new Garmin Pilot Logbook

Garmin recently added a new logbook feature to the Garmin Pilot app that automatically logs all your flights. We'll dive into all the features here and show you how to use it track things like night landing currency, flight reviews and view detailed reports of your flight history.

Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online

John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.
Weight and balance file on Numbers

How to use the Numbers app to calculate weight and balance

Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.

How to find those hidden chart supplements

It can be a challenge to integrate information like legends and chart supplements into a moving map display, while electronically stitching all the sectionals or IFR en route charts for the entire country. Fortunately ForeFlight still offers these supplements and supporting data, but you need to know where to look.

WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts

The WingX Pro moving map page provides a wide variety of configuration options to display multiple windows simultaneously. Here we'll show you the various options and how to set them up.