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.

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.

iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

This week's tip explains how a simple power reset can solve app problems, wireless accessory issues and sluggish performance.

Troubleshooting Stratus connection problems

The latest generation of portable ADS-B receivers has proven to be quite reliable in the cockpit, but as with any technical product there is a learning curve. Since all of these devices wirelessly transmit data to your tablet, one of the first areas to consider is the WiFi or Bluetooth connection. Let's look at how to troubleshoot potential connection problems with a Stratus 3.

What’s the best iPad for pilots?

Considering your first iPad or upgrading your old one? There are a lot of options. In this article, we'll walk you through all the options, then offer our choice for the best overall aviation tablet.

iPad legal briefing – what pilots need to know

Time to get current on iPad regulations. In this detailed article, we explain what you need to know to stay legal with your iPad in the cockpit.

Which iPad should I buy?

Choosing an iPad model can at first seem daunting when trying to sort through the various models and options. Here we'll break them down and show you what features and specs are best suited for pilots looking to use it in the cockpit.

ForeFlight adds 400 new airport diagrams

ForeFlight is working to create a detailed airport diagram for every airport in the U.S., and the latest database update adds 400 new ones. Learn how to access them here.

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.

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.