It’s finally here! Apple releases new iPad Mini

Today Apple unveiled the new 5th generation iPad Mini and a new 10.5" iPad Air. The new Mini 5 is identical in size to previous models but includes Apple's powerful A12 bionic processor, the same chip used in the latest iPhone XS and XR models. Here we'll review what all is new with the Mini 5, along with the new iPad Air, to help decide which model is best for your next upgrade.
ForeFlight docs

ForeFlight Mobile 4.4 lands in App Store with new features

The big new feature in this update is the new Documents tab. Tapping this brings up an impressive catalog of FAA documents--everything from the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge to the legend pages from approach plate books.

New ForeFlight training program now available

A new video training program covering the ForeFlight Mobile app is now available from Sporty's Pilot Shop. It's designed to help pilots learn both the basic and advanced features of aviation's most popular app.

Issues with iOS 8.3 update and external GPS receivers

The iOS 8.3 software update from Apple last week disables the location services provided by several Bluetooth GPS receivers. For now we strongly recommend holding off on updating the iOS software on your iPhone or iPad until Apple issues another update.

Apple introduces 3 new iPhone models with wireless charging

Apple’s annual September get-together has become a highly anticipated event for technology fans, as the company usually announces new hardware and features just in time for Christmas shopping. This year was bigger than normal though, with the introduction of 3 new iPhone models and a new Apple Watch.

Advanced iPad Flying webinar coming up this Thursday

Sporty's Pilot Shop will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday, July 12 at 8 PM EDT, covering advanced topics on flying with the iPad & ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn more about this presentation and how to sign up.

FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics

The FAA announced today that they've determined it's safe for airlines to ease restrictions on when passengers can use portable electronics in flight. In the near future you'll be able to use your iPad and other gadgets from gate to gate.

Apple’s New Lineup of iPhones is XS-ive

Today Apple made a large hoo-ha about its newest iPhone, which is pretty much the old iPhone but better. Many a buzzword was tossed around like bionic computing, machine learning, neural engine and others. But practically speaking what does that mean for pilots that use mobile technology in the cockpit?

Advanced iPad Flying webinar coming up this Thursday

Sporty's Pilot Shop will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday, October 18 at 8 PM EDT, covering advanced topics on flying with the iPad & ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn more about this presentation and how to sign up.

iPad seminars at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

iPad seminars have become a fixture at EAA's annual Oshkosh fly-in, with dozens of presenters covering topics from the basics to advanced app features and the latest iPad accessories. The 2014 edition of AirVenture is no different, with almost too many iPad seminars to count.