The number one question we get on using an iPad for charts is whether it is “legal” for aviation use. The definition of “legal” depends on what type of flying you do and what you’re using your iPad for, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. To shed some light on the topic we've created a flow chart to help guide you through the process based on your flight operation.
The most recent iOS 11 software update for iPad and iPhone has been a success by all standards, with no major bugs reported since the public release. With that being said, there a few caveats pilots should be aware of after updating to iOS 11, related to GPS and the wireless controls in the new Control Center.
More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, Apple made some significant improvements to the Notes app in iOS 11, including the addition of a powerful scanner utility. Here's how to use it.
Garmin's GTX 345R transponder adds ADS-B in and out capabilities to legacy G1000 glass cockpit systems and includes Connext to wirelessly connect your iPad to the panel. Here's how it all works when flying with the ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot apps.
An overlooked feature that Apple included with iOS 5 is Multi-Touch Gestures. These allow you to quickly perform routine tasks without relying on the bottom Home button. Learn how to take advantage of them here.
There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning features that can help reduce fuel costs on your next flight.
Garmin Pilot has expanded tremendously over the last few years, adding features and options that make it an all-in-one pilot resource. In spite of all the sophisticated in-flight tools, like synthetic vision and datalink weather, one of the most useful features of any EFB app is flight planning. Garmin Pilot offers a number of ways to do this.
Being able to receive ADS-B radar imagery on your iPad may seem like the best innovation since GPS, but it can also lead you down the wrong path if you're not aware of its capabilities and inherent limitations. Here's a look at five different real-world flying scenarios to help you better understand how to properly use it when flying near precipitation and convective weather.
Starting in version 10.6, ForeFlight now offers something like a modern version of the TripTik, although with an whole bunch of additional features. They call it Content Packs, and these allow pilots to import their own maps, waypoints, documents and even procedures.