Can you use an iPad on a check ride? We asked 3 examiners

While the iPad was introduced over nine years ago, some FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs) still aren't comfortable with its use on a check ride. The good news is that these DPEs are increasingly rare, and as the podcast recording below explains, iPads are 100% allowed on check rides. Listen for some honest tips from three experienced DPEs.

Charging your iPad: what you need to know

Keeping your iPad battery charged is essential if you're using it as an electronic flight bag in the cockpit, but not every USB charger works with an iPad. Here's how to choose the right charger, and what to consider if you're shopping for a backup power solution.

iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for apps

The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn how you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.

10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and shortcuts.

ForeFlight tips for the iPhone

One of the best things about ForeFlight Mobile is that a single subscription will work on multiple devices, including an iPad and an iPhone. But there are some differences in how the app works on the smaller screen, so let's explore some tips for easier ForeFlight operation on the iPhone.
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How to use lat/lon in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Maybe you're visiting a private airport that isn't in the database, or you want to circle a landmark not on the sectional, or you need to plan a flight around a TFR. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates.

iPad Troubleshooting: cycle the power

This week's iPad tip explains how a simple power reset can solve app problems, wireless accessory issues and sluggish performance.

iPad legal briefing – what pilots need to know

Time to get current on iPad regulations. In this detailed article, we explain what you need to know to stay legal with your iPad in the cockpit.

10 ways to read iPad Pilot News

At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps, social media options and even a print magazine.

The iPad 1 is dead; long live the iPad Mini

While many high end gaming apps long ago abandoned the iPad 1, ForeFlight, WingX and Garmin all officially support it to this day. That's admirable, but we don't expect that to last, for two reasons.