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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.