Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update with improvements and bug fixes

Apple today released a small update to iOS 6, available to download and install directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Apple announces iPad Mini & iPad 4

Apple today released the new iPad Mini, offering many of the same features as the iPad 2 with a smaller size and lower price. Learn all about the slim new device and how it will benefit pilots.

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.

Plenty of iPad seminars at AOPA Summit 2012

Sporty's will once again be presenting its popular "Flying with the iPad" seminar at the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, California. The annual show kicks off October 11 with three days of seminars, exhibits and the famous "Parade of Planes" static airplane display.

Why you should update your iPad to the new iOS 6

Apple released the much-anticipated iOS 6 software update yesterday for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Learn how to install this free update on your iPad and learn about some of the great new features.
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3 reasons the new iPhone 5 is good for pilots

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably heard that Apple announced the latest version of their best-selling iPhone today--the iPhone 5. Why should pilots care? Actually, there are some new features here that are helpful for pilots.

American Airlines receives FAA approval to use iPad in all phases of flight

American Airlines is the first commercial carrier to receive FAA approval to use the iPad during all phases of flight. They plan to stop distributing paper revisions to charts and flight manuals, reducing weight and saving $1.2 million annually in fuel.
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New Kindle Fire tablets – good for pilots?

The original Kindle Fire was a great deal, but couldn't compete with the iPad on performance. That may have changed today, as Amazon introduced three new tablets--called the Kindle Fire HD. Are they a real threat to the iPad?

FAA to study portable electronic devices on airplanes

Could the days of "please turn all electronic devices off until 10,000 feet" be coming to an end? Maybe. We explain how to contribute your opinion.

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

Aspen Connected Pilot gets certified

One year after announcing an ambitious plan to connect iPads to panel avionics, Aspen Avionics has received STC approval for Connected Pilot, the first in their planned line of Connected Panel products. The product is a complete two-way solution, including both hardware and software.
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Top 8 iPad stories of Oshkosh 2012

What was the hottest story at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012? No contest--the iPad was on the minds of pilots everywhere. Here's our list of the 8 most interesting iPad stories to come out of the 2012 show.