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Using GoodReader for aviation document management

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.
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Should I buy an iPad 3? A pilot’s perspective

The new iPad (otherwise known as the iPad 3) has become Apple's fastest selling tablet yet. But do you need one? What if you have an iPad 2--is the upgrade worth it? Our editor weighs in.

How to gift an App from the App Store

Giving an app as a gift to friends and family is both simple and fun. Here's how to do it.

Is the new iPad Pro the best pilot tablet yet?

In Apple's latest new product update, a relatively modest event, the company introduced a number of product revisions. While there was a lot of news about a lower cost iPhone and some Apple Watch updates, the biggest news for pilots is the new 9.7" iPad model. It might be the best tablet for flying yet.

Video tip: how to get started flying with the iPad

The iPad is easily the most user-friendly gadget to ever find its way into an airplane cockpit. This week's video tip takes a look at what the iPad can do for you as a pilot and how to get off to the right start when using it as an electronic flight bag.

iPad memory management – how to free up storage space

It doesn't take long to fill up an iPad or iPhone these days with photos, music, magazines and large aviation app charts and databases. Here are 6 tips to help you analyze your device's storage status and free up space.

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.

Customizing Garmin Pilot map overlays

With the release of version 5.0, Garmin Pilot has staked a serious claim to the title of most powerful moving map features. But to get the most out of Garmin Pilot, you need to know how to set up the various moving map options. Let's review the key features.

iPad legal briefing for pilots

The number one question we get from new iPad pilots concerns the legalities of using an iPad to replace paper charts in the cockpit. Here we'll cover the applicable FARs and Advisory Circulars related to this topic.

The student pilot’s guide to getting started with an iPad

There's a lot for student pilots to consider when buying an iPad for use during flight training, including iPad model, apps, GPS, mounting and more. Here we'll break down the options in basic terms and give some advice on how to get started.