iPad trends for pilots – 2018 year in review

As 2018 winds down, we're looking back at another busy year in the world of iPad apps and accessories. There was no miracle cure for in-flight connectivity, no major Android expansion, and no new iPad Mini (you could even say iPad sales were flat). And yet - at least for pilots - tablets and electronic flight bag apps have never been more important or more popular. Here's a look at some of the trends we saw in 2018.

Apple announces new iPhones and final details on iOS 7

Apple announced two new iPhone models today, and the release date of the free iOS 7 upgrade. We have the details here.
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First impressions after flying with the iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″

Apple introduced two new iPad Pro models last week, available in 11" and 12.9" sizes, which are now available for sale. We've been using them here in the office and took them up on a few flights in a Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR22 – here are our initial thoughts.

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.
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Top 10 iPad articles of 2018

We published well over 100 articles this year at iPad Pilot News, covering everything from new app features to advanced tips. What were the most popular posts of the year? Here's our top 10 list.

Apple debuts all-new iPad Pro models

Apple held a special event today in New York, where they announced all-new iPad Pro models. These feature an edge-to-edge screen, FaceID, upgraded processor and Type-C USB connector.

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

Apple releases iOS 6.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple released a new software update to the iPhone and iPad operating system today, adding some new features and bug fixes.

ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS

ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots discontinue using the DUATS weather briefing tool in the app.

Flight Advisory – GPS testing near Florida coast may lead to unavailable GPS signal

The FAA does periodic testing of GPS which can result in unreliable or unavailable GPS signals in specific regions of the country. The next testing session is scheduled for May 4 - 13, and centers around an area 70NM east of Jacksonville, FL. Here are the details.