https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/iPad-G1000-flight.jpg 720 1280 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2018-12-26 09:11:242018-12-26 09:11:43iPad 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.
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Whether you're a pilot shopping for another aviation enthusiast or you're a non-pilot desperately trying to figure out what to buy the (slightly weird?) aviator on your list, iPad apps and accessories are a good bet. Here's our list of the top 10 things any iPad pilot would like this Christmas.
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ForeFlight released version 10.5 today, adding a few highly sought after features. Most notably, this update brings synthetic vision to the iPhone, allowing pilots to use one of the most popular iPad features in ForeFlight on the smaller screen.
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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.
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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.
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The most frequently asked question we receive here at iPad Pilot News relates to portable vs. installed ADS-B equipment, and what type of hardware must be installed to be legal to fly in U.S. airspace after January 1, 2020. This is a complicated subject area, and unfortunately, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer.
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Today Apple made a large hoo-ha about its newest iPhone, which is pretty much the old iPhone but better. Many a buzzword was tossed around like bionic computing, machine learning, neural engine and others. But practically speaking what does that mean for pilots that use mobile technology in the cockpit?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.