Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad

Apple includes a free service that allows you to track down a lost iPhone or iPad. Here we'll show you how it works and how to set it up a free account to use this feature.

How to use ForeFlight’s weight and balance feature

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.

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.

How to use the Search Box in ForeFlight Mobile

The ForeFlight Mobile search feature is a powerful tool that can save you a lot of time during preflight planning and while flying with the app. Learn how to take advantage of it to quickly find airports and plan flights in this week's tip.

Annual maintenance checklist for your iPad

Pilots trust the iPad because it is easily the most reliable and functional tablet available today. Even with this reliability, it's important that you periodically take time and dive deeper into your iPad's settings, apps and accessories to make sure everything is configured properly to ensure peak performance. Here's a list of tasks you should consider performing once a year to keep it running at peak performance.

How to customize your ForeFlight logbook

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.

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.

6 hidden tricks in the Garmin Pilot app

Like all electronic flight bag apps, Garmin Pilot has a lot of powerful features built in. But if you haven’t spent the time to tap every button and try every menu, you probably haven’t had a chance to use them all yet. Here are 6 hidden tricks to check out the next time you use the Garmin Pilot app.

How much space do charts take on my iPad?

A common question we hear from pilots is what size iPad should I buy? Here we'll show you how much space it takes to store different chart options in ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro to help you decide.
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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.