https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iPad-Blue-Screen.jpg 2177 2262 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2020-02-20 15:14:042020-02-20 15:14:38Annual 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.
https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FF-departure-popup.jpg 600 800 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2020-02-05 16:19:092020-02-05 16:19:15Understanding all the ForeFlight FPL and Edit features
ForeFlight offers the most comprehensive set of flight management features, accessible from the Edit section of the FPL window on the Maps page. This small but feature-rich drop-down window allows you to enter aircraft performance data, enter/modify flight plans, add arrival/departure and instrument approach procedures to your route, and choose the right altitude.
https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Control-center-customize.jpg 1384 1600 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2020-01-31 16:15:062020-01-31 16:15:06How to customize the Control Center on your iPad and iPhone
The hidden Control Center screen remains one of the most useful features on iPhone and iPad, allowing you to quickly access commonly-used settings and apps. It's especially useful during iPad preflight, allowing you to quickly optimize wireless and network settings before takeoff without the need to leave your EFB app.
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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.
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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.
https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GP-glide-50-buffer.jpg 600 800 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2019-11-18 12:10:372019-11-18 12:10:45Garmin Pilot tips to use on your next flight
One of our favorite things to do on a long cross country flight is to learn the hidden features in electronic flight bag apps. On a recent flight, we spent some time exploring all corners of the Garmin Pilot app, and as usual we found it packed with features. As we've highlighted before, there are dozens of little tools that can make your flying safer and easier. Here are five new tips.
https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/JetFuelX-prices-FF19.jpg 1149 1000 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2019-11-07 10:02:312019-11-07 10:25:23ForeFlight Performance Plus review: what’s included?
When ForeFlight introduced its Performance Plus subscription level in 2017, many pilots assumed it was aimed at professional pilots flying turbine airplanes. But over the last few years, ForeFlight's top-end plan has found a lot of fans among private pilots flying piston airplanes too. Here's a look at the growing list of features, and how they work.
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The transition to the ICAO flight plan form for flights within the U.S. has been pretty seamless, but there are still some gotchas to be aware of when filing IFR. Here are some common routing mistakes that will cause your flight plan to get rejected from ATC computers.
https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FFMEF.jpg 1118 1600 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2019-10-18 17:56:302019-10-18 18:17:17Six ForeFlight Tips to Use on Your Next Flight
If you’re like most pilots, you’ve developed a comfortable relationship with ForeFlight on your iPad and can perform routine functions. Now it's time to go beyond this and learn six new tips to use on your next trip with ForeFlight.
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There are certainly important differences in how features are implemented in different apps, but there haven't been many truly new app features over the past few years. One exception is Garmin's Emergency Mode. It's simple, but thoughtfully designed and very useful. Here's how to use it.
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There's little question that the digital chart revolution and subscription-free ADS-B weather led to the iPad's success in aviation. But in addition to weather, today's iPad apps can also provide you with a wealth of data to assist in fuel planning.
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Confused by ADS-B traffic? We'll explain why traffic is sometimes complete and sometimes quite limited, with this series of graphics. Whether you're flying with just a portable receiver or a full avionics stack, you'll know what to expect.