How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

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.

7 settings all iPad pilots should know about

There are literally hundreds of settings in the main iPad settings app, which can make it difficult to sort out the useful ones from the clutter. Here we'll look at 7 important settings pilots should know about and adjust accordingly.
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How to use lat/lon in aviation apps

Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Maybe you're visiting a private airport that isn't in the database, or you want to circle a landmark not on the sectional, or you need to plan a flight around a TFR. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates.

iPad Pilots: it’s time to update your digital charts

Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts. The new cycle starts January 8 and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type.

Sporty’s pilots share their favorite iPad tips

Most pilots have a favorite tip or two when it comes to flying with the iPad, and we always learn something when we fly with another pilot. So we asked four Sporty's pilots who regularly fly with the iPad to share their top tips.

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.

Video tip – How to incorporate the iPad into flight training

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” To help with the decision, Dave Zitt, VP of Flight Operations at Sporty's Academy, shares his thoughts on best practices for incorporating the iPad as an EFB when learning to fly.

How to update your iPad apps

iPad Apps are continuously updated by app developers to provide new features and fix small software problems. Here we'll show you how to find and install these updates.

WingX Pro tip: selecting map overlays

The recent WingX Pro 6.9.2 update added a new feature that now allows you to select and overlay additional weather items on the moving map, expanding on the options of fuel prices and METAR circles.

Which iPad is best for pilots?

There have never been more options for pilots looking to add an iPad to the cockpit: 22 different models are available from Apple, a truly confusing mix. Which one is the right choice for pilots? Are there certain models to avoid? Here are our recommendations.