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While ADS-B weather is fairly well understood, some new models (like the GDL 39) add ADS-B traffic to the mix. This subject is more complicated and there has been a great deal of confusion about when and how pilots can view this traffic information. In this article, we'll try to explain in plain English what ADS-B traffic is, how to get it and what the limitations are.
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The video recording of Bret Koebbe's Advanced iPad Flying webinar is now available on YouTube. Check it out here.
/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png 0 0 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2012-07-03 11:31:532013-01-15 14:30:23Setting up iCloud to track down a lost or stolen iPad
Apple's free iCloud service is something all iPad users should take advantage of. Learn how to enable the service on your device, and how to use it to track down a lost or stolen iPad.
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You've got the perfect weather map or nav log displayed on your iPad screen. The only problem is you're sitting in the FBO using the free WiFi, and you'd really like to have that chart in the cockpit in half an hour. What can you do? Fortunately, the iPad comes with a built in screen capture function.
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Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.
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Discover special shortcuts built into your iPad's software, all accessible by tapping and holding on a part of your screen in certain apps.
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A lot of pilots worry about the iPad interfering with other electronics in the cockpit. In our experience, this is a non-issue--if you have your settings correct. Find out how to do that in this article.
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Many pilots spend a lot of time trying to guess what IFR route ATC will like. Instead of always filing direct or guessing airways, let the “ATC Routes” tool in ForeFlight help you out. It's easy to use and can save you a lot of time.
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One of the standout features in WingX Pro7 is the ability to use the iPad's large 10” screen to display 2 different view options side by side. This can be very helpful to display both terrain data and an instrument approach chart at the same time, for example. Here's how to set it up.
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Want to go beyond the basic "direct-to" navigation? Here's everything you need to know to enter SIDs and STARs, plus VOR/DME fixes into ForeFlight's nav log. It's easier than you may think.