Do I really need an external GPS?

Does my iPad have a built-in GPS? If it does, can I trust it? What are the options for an external GPS receiver? There are lots of questions to consider, and we'll answer them all.

How to quickly find apps on your iPad

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

What you need to know about the iOS 7 upgrade

iOS, the base operating system that drives Apple's iPad and iPhone, is getting a major upgrade with the release of iOS version 7. In this article, we'll explain how to do the update and offer some tips for navigating the new software, including a helpful video.

How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.
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All the gestures pilots need to know – iPad Pro operation without a home...

If you've been flying with an older iPad (like an iPad Air or Pro 9.7"), the new iPad Pro models may be confusing at first. They do require some new gestures, but once you get used to them, it's quite intuitive. Let's review all the options.

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.
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How to use Documents in ForeFlight Mobile

Beginning with version 4.4, ForeFlight Mobile added a new tab to their main menu--Documents. This powerful document viewer and organizer is a great way to find and carry a wide variety of useful products. ForeFlight includes a variety of documents by default, but you can add your own as well--find out how.

Essential iPad tip – screen capture

Here's an issue we see all the time. You've got the perfect weather map, ground 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?

10 beginner mistakes every iPad pilot makes

The way we move from beginner to expert is by trial and error. Along the way, many of us made some mistakes with the iPad and aviation apps. Here's our list of the 10 most common ones.

App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and deleting an app? It's an important distinction that comes into play when an app starts misbehaving.