How to file, open and close a VFR Flight Plan from your iPad

Did you know you can file, open and close VFR Flight Plans through Flight Service right from your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to do it from 4 of aviation's top EFB apps.

Should I upgrade to iOS 8?

iOS 8 will be released soon and pilots often question when the best time is to make the upgrade. To help with this, ForeFlight CEO/founder Tyson Weihs shares his insight on the process and gives his recommendations.

Flying with the iPad webinar video available

Bret Koebbe, iPad Pilot News editor and a senior CFI at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, recently presented the latest version of Sporty's popular "Flying with the iPad" webinar. Watch the recording here.
iPad Night Mode

Enable “night mode” to save your vision

The iPad has a built-in feature that allows you to invert the colors on the screen. This is very useful when viewing approach charts at night by showing white text and graphics on a black background, and it's easy to set up.

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.

Pre-flight your iPad with this helpful checklist

It only takes a minute or two to preflight your iPad, and doing so ensures that it will be ready and fully functional. Here we've assembled a simple checklist for you to follow before each flight.
2017 iPad

Why the 2017 iPad is a good value for pilots

Apple's lineup of tablets has grown tremendously over the past five years, from a single iPad model with a roughly 10" screen to three main options: iPad Mini, 10.5" iPad Pro, and 12.9" iPad Pro. Each of these has its place, but lost in the mix is the confusingly-named "iPad." We think it's a great value.

Essential tip: turn off wireless radios before takeoff

It’s important before each flight to properly configure the iPad’s wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.

Pre-flight your iPad with this helpful checklist

It only takes a minute or two to preflight your iPad, and doing so ensures that it will be ready and fully functional. Here we've assembled a simple checklist for you to follow before each flight.

iPad memory management – how to free up storage space

Learn how to access the iPad's memory management settings, and how to free up space when the internal storage fills up.