iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.

Where to find chart supplements in ForeFlight Mobile

Using the iPad for digital charts is great, but you need to know where find the supplements and legends that go with the IFR and VFR charts. Here we'll show you where they are located throughout the ForeFlight app.

10 shortcuts every iPad Pilot should know

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and shortcuts.

ADS-B Traffic 101

The new generation of portable ADS-B receivers for the iPad can receive traffic in addition to weather. But when do you see traffic? To help, we've created this simple graphic, which shows three common scenarios.

Review Sun ‘n Fun iPad seminars here

The team from Sporty's and iPad Pilot News presented 3 iPad seminars at Sun 'n Fun last week on a wide range of topics related to flying with the iPad. Here are the information-packed slides from each presentation to help you review at your own pace.

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.
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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.

Creating your own iPad proficiency review

As the old saying goes, "train like you fly, fly like you train." If you fly with an iPad, don't hide it during your training flights. Better to make it an integral part of your proficiency program, whether you're on your own or with an instructor, including what to do if it fails. Here's a suggested list of topics to cover.

Keeping your charge – iPad battery tips

An external battery pack can be a lifesaver in today’s modern cockpit. Let’s dig into the details of the devices you carry and these backup batteries to understand what you need to look for and what to avoid.

What you need to know about the iOS 7 upgrade

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.