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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh recap for iPad pilots (it was a big year)

There were lots of new product announcements at EAA AirVenture this year, including new ADS-B receivers, gadgets for the cockpit and aviation app updates. Here's a recap of what was introduced.

Clearance delivery by app goes into testing

Last year we reported on a concept from MITRE corporation that showed how to deliver IFR clearances via electronic flight bag app. The goal was to offer a safer, more reliable, and more efficient way to pick up a clearance at a remote airport. Now this concept is taking the next step, with a limited test at Manassas Regional Airport (HEF) in Virginia.

iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2018

The flying season’s unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2018 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.
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The New iPad is Basically the Old iPad

During a primarily education-focused event, CEO Tim Cook and his executive team detailed Apple's "creative new ideas for teachers and students." Unfortunately there was no specific mention of ideas for pilots and flight instructors.

Year-end trends for iPad pilots

2017 brought countless app updates, dozens of new products, and lots of news for pilots. How's this for progress? ForeFlight turned 10 years old and set its sights on even bigger prizes, while professional pilots finally got approval to use own-ship position on EFBs. Here are seven other trends we followed this year.
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Top 10 articles of 2017 at iPad Pilot News

We published over 150 articles, videos and quizzes on iPad Pilot News this year. While some of them covered the latest news or app features, many of them offered practical advice for increasing your iPad’s utility or reliability. Below you’ll find the top 10 most popular articles over the course of the year; all of them are still worth reading.
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iOS 11.1 fixes high-speed GPS bug

After thoroughly testing the latest iOS 11.1 update, ForeFlight and Bad Elf are reporting that the GPS bug affecting jet operators flying at speeds over 300 knots has been fixed.

A peek into the future: using mobile devices for IFR clearance delivery

MITRE has been working on a project that demonstrates the viability of a mobile device-based service that allows pilots to consistently obtain a text-based IFR clearance electronically without verbal communication with ATC at both towered and non-towered airports.
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Pilot’s Guide to iOS 11

The much-anticipated iOS 11 software update is now available for your iPhone and iPad. There are several things pilots should take into consideration when deciding when to update, and we’ll cover them here. We’ll also take a look at several new iOS 11 features that pilots should take note of after updating.

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.