The iPad has become an essential part of many 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.
iOS, the base operating system that drives Apple's iPad and iPhone, is getting a major upgrade with the release of iOS version 7. In this article, we'll explain how to do the update and offer some tips for navigating the new software, including a helpful video.
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 here at Sporty's Academy.
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.
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.