New iPad webinar video from EAA

EAA partnered with iPad Pilot News last week to present a new webinar on flying with the iPad. The latest version of the popular "10 things every iPad pilot should know" runs 90 minutes and covers connected cockpit strategies, iPad flight planning techniques, datalink weather, how to improve runway safety using the iPad, advanced ForeFlight tips, iPad gotchas and much more.
ADS-B coverage map

New ADS-B stations go live

The new Stratus weather receiver generated a lot of interest at the recent Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Florida. One of the questions that comes up first is, "when will my area get ADS-B coverage?" The good news is that the FAA is rapidly building out the ADS-B ground network, and 16 ground stations just went live.

What iOS 7 means for pilots

Today, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated iOS 7, the latest version of the operating system that drives the iPhone and iPad. While much of this update is cosmetic, there are some big changes under the hood that could be good enhancements for pilots. Let's look at some highlights.

iOS 8.4 now available, fixes external GPS bug

As expected, Apple released the iOS 8.4 update today for iPhone and iPad. While most of the buzz centers around the new Apple Music service instroduced in this update, pilots will be happy to hear that it also fixes the iOS 8.3 bug that prevented the use of many external GPS receivers with the iPad.

Apple announces iPad battery meets AC 120-76B standards

Apple recently updated their iPad battery safety certifications documentation to state that the iPad lithium polymer battery meets the testing and safety criteria required by Advisory Circular (AC) 120-76B

Two new iPad webinars next week

Join experienced iPad pilot Bret Koebbe at one of two iPad 101 webinars next week covering the latest in iPad apps, accessories and tips and tricks. Learn more about the presentation and how to register here.

Flight test: new 9.7″ iPad Pro

Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro promised a new lighting fast processor, Apple Pencil support and a screen that is 40% less reflective than the iPad Air 2. We took it flying down to Sun 'n Fun last week to see if it lived up to the hype.
FAA Safety Briefing magazine

FAA Safety News talks iPad

One of the most frequent questions we hear about the iPad is: "is it legal?" The short answer is absolutely yes (for Part 91 operations at least). But what does the FAA have to say?

The year in review: apps

This is the first in a series of articles where we'll review the year that was in the iPad aviation world, then make some predictions about what to expect in 2013. Today's topic is apps: the new ones that appeared in 2012, the updates to the existing ones and the state of the market.

What pilots need to know from Apple’s latest announcement

Just one month after unveiling the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple held an event today to show off even more new gadgets--including the latest iPad models. The event covered more than just iPads, so let's explore what's new.