What’s the best Android tablet package for pilots?

We sometimes get asked about the best Android package to fly with, and it's a fair question. Unlike Apple, the choices for Android hardware are vast, with dozens of manufacturers offering tablets across a wide range of prices. So, which is the best tablet, app and accessory?

iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for apps

The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn how you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.

ADS-B traffic explained

Portable ADS-B receivers for the iPad can receive ADS-B traffic in addition to weather. But unlike weather, which is broadcast continuously, traffic is only transmitted in response to specific prompts. This can make ADS-B traffic very confusing - when does it work and when doesn't it work?

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps.

iPad battery test – what really matters?

There are a lot of myths about iPad battery life and how to maximize it. Since battery life is an important thing for pilots, let's separate fact from fiction so you can get the most out of your iPad next time you fly.

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.

First impressions after flying with the new iPad Mini

The new iPad Mini 5 began shipping this week and we had the opportunity to test one out in a Cessna 172. Here is everything you need to know, including how the performance and screen match up to the Pro models, and how to secure it in the cockpit.

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.

Get more out of ForeFlight with free training guides

ForeFlight is well-known within the the mobile app industry for providing excellent product support. Here we'll take a look at few of the lesser-known training guides included with the app and where to find them.
Overheat screen on iPad

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

The iPad is a very reliable piece of hardware, but high temps and direct sunlight will render it useless in the cockpit if care is not taken. Here we'll look at how to prevent that from happening and the steps to take if your iPad does accidentally overheat.