How to organize your approach plates in ForeFlight

One of the best features of iPad apps like ForeFlight Mobile is how easy they make it to organize and update your instrument approach charts. But how do you keep all your charts organized? Here are some tips to help.

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.

How to use the Dual GPS direct connection feature in ForeFlight

The latest version of ForeFlight allows the app to connect directly to the Dual XGPS150 receiver, bypassing Apple's iOS 6 external GPS bug. Here we'll explain how to use this feature.

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.

How to find those hidden chart supplements

It can be a challenge to integrate information like legends and chart supplements into a moving map display, while electronically stitching all the sectionals or IFR en route charts for the entire country. Fortunately ForeFlight still offers these supplements and supporting data, but you need to know where to look.

Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus

While the basics of operation are pretty simple with Stratus, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let's review the top 6 most helpful ones we've learned.

WingX Pro Tip: ChartTouch

A handy feature in WingX Pro 7 allows you to tap any waypoint on an approach chart and add it to your active flight plan. This week's tip shows you how to do it.

10 tips to increase your runway awareness with ForeFlight

ForeFlight includes many features to help navigate large airports both during approach and on the ground to make sure you don't end up on the wrong taxiway or runway. We'll show how to take advantage of them here with these 10 helpful tips.

5 ways to plan a route in Garmin Pilot

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.

Time-saving ForeFlight tools for IFR pilots

Instrument flying with an iPad these days has never been more convenient. You can file IFR flight plans, view in-flight datalink radar to avoid thunderstorms, and see your real-time location right on the instrument approach chart. This only scratches the surface on what an iPad can do when flying IFR - here are 6 additional tips you can use on your next instrument flight when using the ForeFlight app.