Which iPad should I buy?

Choosing an iPad model can at first seem daunting when trying to sort through the various models and options. Here we'll break them down and show you what features and specs are best suited for pilots looking to use it in the cockpit.

How to preflight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

You'll want to create a checklist that works for your apps, accessories and your airplane. Customize it so that you'll actually use it before every flight. With that in mind, though, here's a basic checklist to consider that applies to most apps.
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iPad squawk reports – what pilots are seeing

A few weeks ago, we asked iPad Pilot News readers about their experience flying with the iPad. We wanted to know about squawks - any app or hardware issues that had occurred, and how often. Today we're happy to share the results of the survey:

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.

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.

Should you use an iPad during flight training?

Many students beginning their training often ask the question "is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?" There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the use of technology in a balanced learning approach to flight training.
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5 quick ForeFlight tips

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.

How to mark up charts in your aviation app

It didn't take long though for app developers to offer the ability to add annotations and markups directly on charts. With the latest generation of Apple Pencil (or even a "dumb" stylus), it's even easier. Here we're going to show you how to use this feature in several apps and offer tips on how to make make the most of them during your flying.

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.

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?