Charging your iPad: what you need to know

Keeping your iPad battery charged is essential if you're using it as an electronic flight bag in the cockpit, but not every USB charger works with an iPad. Here's how to choose the right charger, and what to consider if you're shopping for a backup power solution.
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How to use swipe gestures on your iPad

Whether it's closing an app, switching apps, opening the control center, or searching for something, iOS 11 has multiple gestures that can save time or unlock additional features. Once you get proficient with them, they can really save time in the cockpit. Let's review all the options.

How to file, open and close a VFR Flight Plan from your iPad

Did you know you can file, open and close VFR Flight Plans through Flight Service right from your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to do it from 4 of aviation's top EFB apps.

9 ways to read iPad Pilot News

At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps and social media options.

The student pilot’s guide to learning to fly with an iPad

This is your beginner’s guide to learning to fly with an iPad as your primary source of aviation data and charts. You’ve come to the right spot if you’re a student pilot who has decided to get started with the the iPad, which in my opinion is the best modern advancement in aviation since the autopilot.
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iPad Proficiency Check: How to fly like a pro with your iPad

The video recording of our latest webinar, iPad Proficiency Check and How to Fly Like a Pro with your iPad, is now available to view here. It includes a series of insightful recommendations, strategies and other tips that pilots of all experience levels should know when flying with the iPad.

How pilots can use iOS 11’s new screenshot tool

With Apple's big iOS 11 update, screenshots have moved from a hack to a fully developed tool. You may have noticed a new look when you took your last screenshot. Here's what's new and how to take advantage of the latest features.

How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes

The iPad is now standard equipment for most 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.
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Pilot’s Guide to iOS 11

The much-anticipated iOS 11 software update is now available for your iPhone and iPad. There are several things pilots should take into consideration when deciding when to update, and we’ll cover them here. We’ll also take a look at several new iOS 11 features that pilots should take note of after updating.
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Why the 2017 iPad is a good value for pilots

Apple's lineup of tablets has grown tremendously over the past five years, from a single iPad model with a roughly 10" screen to three main options: iPad Mini, 10.5" iPad Pro, and 12.9" iPad Pro. Each of these has its place, but lost in the mix is the confusingly-named "iPad." We think it's a great value.