iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

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.

Video of new iPad webinar now available

iPad Pilot News editor Bret Koebbe recently presented an updated version of the Flying with the iPad webinar as part of EAA's webinar series. Check out the full 70 minute video recording here.

Getting started with your new iPad in the cockpit

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.

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.

Top 5 Fltplan.com iPad app tips

The Fltplan.com app is a great supplemental tool for pilots, offering free charts and moving maps. Here are 5 helpful tips.

iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

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

A practical approach for using the iPad during flight training

This post is a guest editorial by David Zitt, Flight School Manager at Sporty's Academy. He offers valuable insight into how to best integrate technology into the flight training process.
WingX Pro7 split screen view

5 quick WingX tips

Last week, we offered 5 quick tips for ForeFlight. Today, we'll present another 5 tips you can try right away, this time for WingX. This powerful app has loads of features, but you may not know about all of them.
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.

Charging your iPad: what you need to know

One of the standout features of the iPad is its long battery life - a fully charged battery should last you about 9 - 10 hours. Even though most general aviation flights rarely last that long, it's always a good idea to charge the iPad the night before your flight and start with a full battery.