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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.

ForeFlight logbook tips – 7 ways to get organized

Digital logbooks have been around for many years, but ForeFlight's introduction of this feature in late 2015 seems to have turbocharged adoption. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your new logbook.
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Use 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.

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.

Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus

While the basics of operation are pretty simple with Stratus, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let's review the top 6 most helpful ones we've learned.

ADS-B Out installed? Check your system’s 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.

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.

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.

How to check ADS-B out performance with the Garmin Pilot app

Pilots flying with the Garmin Pilot app and GDL 39 ADS-B in receiver can use a helpful tool in the app to monitor ADS-B out performance and troubleshoot potential configuration problems.

How to use Stratus 3 with the Aerovie app

Stratus 3 was released over the summer and for the first time offered compatibility with apps like FltPlan Go, WingX Pro, FlyQ and Aerovie, in addition to ForeFlight. Here we'll show the steps required to connect it to Aerovie and how to access the ADS-B weather products in the app.