Trying out ForeFlight’s new content packs feature

Starting in version 10.6, ForeFlight now offers something like a modern version of the TripTik, although with an whole bunch of additional features. They call it Content Packs, and these allow pilots to import their own maps, waypoints, documents and even procedures.
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.

Get more out of chart annotations in your favorite aviation app

One of the things lost during the iPad transition was the ability to write directly on the charts. It didn't take long though for app developers to add the digital equivalent of this with annotations, and here we'll show you how to get the most out of it.

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.

How to quickly scan documents into your EFB app

More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, thanks to the advanced scanner capabilities in the standard Notes app, it takes just a few steps. Here's how to do it.

How to use the Dual GPS direct connection feature in ForeFlight

The latest version of ForeFlight allows the app to connect directly to the Dual XGPS150 receiver, bypassing Apple's iOS 6 external GPS bug. Here we'll explain how to use this feature.

Using iPad audio to make your flying safer

The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.

10 ways to use your iPad to save money on fuel

In addition to weather, today's iPad apps can also provide you with a wealth of data to assist in fuel planning. There are a lot of variables that come into play here, including winds aloft, airplane performance, airport service availability, and of course fuel prices. Here we're going to look at series of tips to help you use your iPad to make the most of this decision-making process and reduce your fuel expenses.

New iPad Proficiency Check Webinar – view the recording here

View the recording from the recent webinar from iPad Pilot News here. The presentation covered a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad, like how to develop your own iPad standard operating procedures and how to use it effectively as a digital copilot.

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.