5 iPad trends in aviation, 2015 edition

A year is an eternity in the world of apps and tablets, so a look back at 2015 on iPad Pilot News covers a lot of ground. But in reviewing all the stories from the past 12 months, some larger trends emerge from the 137 articles we published. Here are 5 to consider.

New ADS-B transponders from Garmin include iPad option

Many pilots may be wondering how there can possibly be another ADS-B product, what with a slew of options from Garmin, L-3, Aspen, Appareo and Freeflight. Isn't the market full? It's certainly crowded, but Garmin's introduction this week of a new series of 1090 MHz ADS-B Out transponders is noteworthy for a few reasons.
iPad Pro 10.5"

New 10.5″ iPad Pro: impressions after the first flight

We put Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro through the paces, both in the office and in the airplane. It features a lightning-fast processor, powerful graphics and the best display we've ever seen on an iPad. Is it worth the premium price though? Here are our initial thoughts.

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.

ADS-B webinar coming up October 2

While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will have to deal with as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language, and a new webinar aims to help
Garmin GTN trainer app

Garmin releases GTN training app

Now you can use your iPad to learn everything there is to know about the GTN 650 and 750, with the recently-released GTN Trainer app. This interactive app lets you practice all the features of the real units, including loading flight plans, customizing the map page and viewing approach charts.
Fltplan Go

Garmin buys Fltplan.com, setting up big rivalry with ForeFlight

The aviation app market has been consolidating over the last few years. That trend looks set to continue, or even accelerate, as Garmin announced they have acquired Fltplan.com, including the popular flight planning website and EFB apps. Here's what that could mean for pilots.

iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2017

The flying season’s unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2017 edition of the Sun ‘N Fun Fly-in at the Lakeland airport. There will undoubtedly be new products to see and spectacular airshows to take in. But for iPad pilots, there will also be some great opportunities to learn about the new iPad Pro models, latest iPad tips, apps and accessories.

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.

ADS-B coverage close to complete

The FAA has consistently quoted "by the end of 2014" as a date for completion of the entire ADS-B network. Based on the latest coverage map, this date seems realistic.