While the iPad is a very user-friendly tablet, there are some additional items pilots should be familiar with when using it as an EFB in the cockpit. We've collected our most popular educational articles here to help new iPad pilots hit the ground running.
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.
Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or WingX, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.
Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. This is one of the things pilots love about the iPad. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping and shutting down an app? It's an important distinction.