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.
Most of the major aviation navigation apps we use are packed with more features than we could ever understand. But that doesn't mean there aren't some really useful tools available if we know how to use them. Here are 5 helpful tools that are available in ForeFlight Mobile.
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:
Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps.
The iPad can do so much more for pilots than just show charts – it’s also an ideal document organizer and reader. Using an app known as GoodReader ($4.99 from the App Store), you can store and organize a wealth of PDFs and other aviation electronic documents. Here are a few recommendations.
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.
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.