How to receive iPad audio alerts through your headset

ForeFlight mobile offers several in-flight audio alerts to help get your attention at critical times. Here we'll show you how to connect your iPad to your headset to hear these in the air.

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.

Video tip: iPad gotchas and hidden features

The iPad is one of the best consumer tablets on the market for pilots, thanks to its bright screen, great battery life and aviation application support. It's not perfect, though, and our latest video tip explores a few of the"gotchas" that can sneak up on you if you're not careful.
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Garmin Connext flight test – using SiriusXM and Flight Stream

Garmin has spent the last 18 months rapidly building out their Connext platform, which is the name they give to all the wireless links between apps and avionics. The goal is to integrate all avionics into one synchronized flow of information, whether it's weather, flight plan information, or GPS position. With the company's dominance of certified avionics, it's a smart move, and there are real benefits for pilots.

Using 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.

6 new Garmin Pilot tips and tricks

Garmin Pilot has steadily improved over the past two years, to the point where it now offers many of the same features you would find in a fully-integrated glass cockpit. But like all apps, new features mean new things to learn, so here we offer six quick tips to help you take advantage of the latest tools.

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.

Does the iPad have a “real GPS” in it?

Five years after the first iPad shipped, lots of people are still confused about whether the tablet actually has a GPS in it. And if it does have a GPS, is it a "real" one? Let's bust some myths and settle the issue once and for all.

Weather strategy: improve your preflight and inflight decision making

Join Aviation Meteorologist Scott Dimmich and iPad Pilot News Editor Bret Koebbe in this webinar video recording on weather fundamentals and strategy. You'll learn how to take advantage of the latest-generation of aviation weather forecast products, hazardous weather assessment tools and in-flight weather avoidance techniques using your iPad.

Video tip: How to file ICAO flight plans using the Garmin Pilot app

For better or worse, the FAA is doing away with the traditional FAA flight plan form and will soon start requiring all pilots to use the ICAO flight plan form when submitting flight plans for flights within the U.S. To help with the transition process, check out this new video from Garmin covering how to set up your airplane profile and file an ICAO flight plan in the Garmin Pilot app.