iPad tip: the ultimate screen lock

There are several ways to lock the iPad's screen to ensure a chart stays in view during critical phases of flight. Here we're going to show you an alternate method that also allows you to lock out the hardware buttons.

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.

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

An overlooked feature on the iPad 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.

ForeFlight Tip: how to use cockpit sharing

ForeFlight has an interesting but little-known feature called Cockpit Sharing that allows pilots to quickly share and load flight plans from one device to another when on the same WiFi network. Here's how to use it.

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.

WingX Pro Tip: ChartTouch

A handy feature in WingX Pro 7 allows you to tap any waypoint on an approach chart and add it to your active flight plan. This week's tip shows you how to do it.

5 Fltplan Go tips beyond the basics

Fltplan.com has been a popular flight planning website for over a decade, and their Fltplan Go app has steadily added features to become a powerful in-flight companion. Beyond the basics of moving maps and weather reports, there are quite a few features that make the app more powerful and easier to use. Here are five of our favorites.

Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs

There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning features that can help reduce fuel costs on your next flight.

Using chart annotations in your favorite aviation app

Here we're going to show you how to use chart annotations in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying. They can really come in handy.

Setting up iCloud to track down a lost or stolen iPad

Apple's free iCloud service is something all iPad users should take advantage of. Learn how to enable the service on your device, and how to use it to track down a lost or stolen iPad.