https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/07125936/GTN2-1-1.png 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2022-04-07 15:23:562022-04-07 15:23:56Pilot’s guide to the iPad connected panel
There are many connected panel systems available today which allow you to wirelessly connect your iPad to panel-mount GPS and ADS-B receivers. Here's a rundown of all the aftermarket GA avionics options and mobile app compatibility with each.
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Some compromises are made when moving data that was initially designed to be displayed on a fold-out chart or book to an iPad app. In particular, it's a challenge to integrate information like legends and chart supplements—some of which is critically important for pilots. Fortunately, ForeFlight still offers these supplements and supporting data, but you need to know where to look.
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07171759/Control-center-customize.jpg 1384 1600 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2022-03-10 15:47:162022-03-10 15:47:16How to customize the Control Center on your iPad and iPhone
The hidden Control Center screen remains one of the most useful features on iPhone and iPad, allowing you to quickly access commonly-used settings and apps. It's especially useful during iPad preflight, allowing you to quickly optimize wireless and network settings before takeoff without the need to leave your EFB app.
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Similar to the routine of having your airplane undergo an annual inspection, we recommend that you take the time to review the following items once a year to keep your iPad, apps and accessories performing at their best.
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/07132025/Stealth-audio-link.jpg 800 1200 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2022-02-15 11:32:242022-02-15 11:32:24How to use iPad audio to make 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.
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/07120513/IMG_3863.png 1431 2048 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2022-02-08 08:50:102022-02-08 08:53:49How to file an IFR flight plan in ForeFlight
After setting up some initial data in ForeFlight for you and your aircraft, filing an IFR flight plan takes just a few minutes. Here we'll walk through the process step-by-step to show you where to enter the data and send the flight plan through to ATC.
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The transition to the ICAO flight plan form for flights within the U.S. has been pretty seamless, but there are still some gotchas to be aware of when filing IFR. Here are some common routing mistakes that will cause your flight plan to get rejected from ATC computers.`
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/07114309/IMG_4349.png 1345 2048 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2021-11-11 17:26:062021-11-11 17:40:05Pilot Report: Flying with the iPad’s built-in GPS
It's a decision every pilot makes when purchasing a new iPad: should I spend the extra money and buy the model with an internal GPS? We recently went flying with a new iPad mini with a built-in GPS to test it out and help determine if it's the right upgrade for you.
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Out of the box, Flight Sim 2020 does not include settings for connecting an external device such as an iPad or iPhone, so a third-party plugin will be required. There are several third-party plugins available, and in this article we'll cover Flight Events, fs2ff, XMapsy, and MSFSBridge. Here's how to set up each of these plugins so you can practice your next cross country or RNAV approach with ForeFlight on your lap.
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/07114829/IMG_4255.png 1431 2048 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-20 18:21:122021-09-20 18:39:11Pilot’s Guide to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
The official versions of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are now available for download for your iPhone and iPad. Here are the details pilots need to know, including device compatibility, how and when to update, new features and much more.
https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/07115045/IMG_4235.png 1431 2048 Bret Koebbe https://ipadpilotnews-images.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/07120009/logo.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-09 16:40:332021-09-09 16:43:56How to use Garmin Pilot’s “Demo” mode to simulate a flight
Garmin Pilot for iPhone and iPad includes a powerful feature that allows pilots to simulate and fly a planned flight while on the ground. It's easy to use and is a great training resource to practice using Garmin's sophisticated in-flight features.
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Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” To help with the decision, Dave Zitt, a senior flight instructor at Sporty's Academy, shares his thoughts on best practices for incorporating the iPad as an EFB when learning to fly.