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.

The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how to use each function over the course of a typical IFR flight.

3 tips for checking ADS-B Out 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.

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps and how to update the TFR data while in-flight.

Flying with Jepp charts in ForeFlight version 9.2

It was big news last month when Jeppesen and ForeFlight announced a deal to collaborate on charting data and app development. Now it's a reality, with the release of ForeFlight version 9.2. Here's what Jeppesen charts look like in the app, and how to get set up.

5 ForeFlight shortcuts to use on your next flight

Today's aviation apps are jam-packed full of so many useful features that it can be challenging to remember when and how to use them all. Here are five shortcuts to check out while planning your next flight.

ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms

ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data from the National Weather Service and the standard weather briefing option provided by Flight Service. This week's video tip dives deeper into these resources to help you keep an eye on the development of hazardous weather from both a long and short-range perspective.

Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately, there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.

Video: flying with Garmin Connext and Garmin Pilot

Garmin's Connext platform wirelessly integrates a host of portable and panel-mount avionics, from transponders and video cameras to satellite messengers and apps. In this video PIREP, you'll go flying to see Connext in action, including how the Garmin Pilot app works as the hub for everything.

FltPlan Go tips for power users

In this article, we continue our regular series on the finer points of popular aviation apps to help you get the most out of your Electronic Flight Bag. This week, we dive into FltPlan Go to explore some of the hidden features that can save you time or enable new functionality. Best of all, the app is free so you can follow along.