How to print charts from aviation apps

While many pilots feel comfortable flying completely paperless with the iPad, some like to print a few IFR procedures to have as backup in the airplane. Here we'll show you how to print these charts wirelessly from ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro.

How to use the Search Box in ForeFlight Mobile

The ForeFlight Mobile search feature is a powerful tool that can save you a lot of time during preflight planning and while flying with the app. Learn how to take advantage of it to quickly find airports and plan flights in this week's tip.

Understanding latitude and longitude in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates. Which one works on your iPad?

How to use ForeFlight on your iPad with Microsoft Flight Sim X

Learn how to set up Microsoft Flight Sim X to output GPS position data to your iPad and ForeFlight to get more out of your flight sim experience at home.

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.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

The iPad works very well as a paper chart replacement for pilots. This week's tip will teach you how to optimize settings on both the iPad and several aviation apps to make sure your charts stay viewable and locked in place during critical phases of flight.

ForeFlight Mobile tip: how to use the flight planning Advisors

ForeFlight Mobile recently introduced some powerful flight planning advisor tools to help you better choose routing and altitudes based on real-time weather and recent ATC routings. Learn how to use them here.

How to use multi-touch gestures to increase your iPad productivity

An overlooked feature that Apple included with iOS 5 is Multi-Touch Gestures. These allow you to quickly perform routine tasks without relying on the bottom Home button. Learn how to take advantage of them here.

Advanced iPad Flying webinar video

Sporty's Pilot Shop recently hosted a webinar on Advanced iPad Flying. The hour-long session included iPad power user tips, a legal briefing for pilots and ForeFlight Mobile tips. The event was recorded, and the video recording is now available
Garmin Pilot app

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.