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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 recently hosted their annual developer's conference, which began with a high-profile keynote announcing new Apple products and a preview of the next big iOS release. This year's presentation didn't disappoint, showcasing the new features coming to iOS 11 in the Fall and a wide variety of new hardware, including an all-new iPad model, a new focus on augmented reality, updated MacBook computers and a new voice-activated speaker for the home.
It's not quite on the level of the AOL-Time Warner merger, but the announcement this week that ForeFlight and Jeppesen are partnering on app development is certainly big news. Here we'll explain what the specifics of the partnership are, how pilots will be affected, and why it matters.
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.