Reader survey – how do you use the iPad in flight?

Can you give us a PIREP? It's been over 10 years since the iPad was introduced, and in that time it's changed how pilots plan and fly. Please take a few moments to share your experience with the iPad, aviation apps, and iPad Pilot News. Your answers will help shape our coverage and maybe even the apps you use.

Poll – What is the status of ADS-B out in your airplane?

While it was the iPad that led the way for fast adoption of "ADS-B In" receivers several years ago, it's the FAA's 2020 mandate coming up in a few weeks that has aircraft owners frantically installing "ADS-B Out" today. We want to know – are you ready for January 1, 2020?

Poll: What is your next iPad upgrade?

The rumors are heating up that Apple will be releasing a new iPad Mini soon, the first update to the smaller size iPad since 2015. Apple has been releasing a steady stream of new iPad models over the past few years, including all-new iPad Pro models with edge-to-edge displays. So we want to know, when the time is right, which iPad model are you considering for your next upgrade?

iPad squawk report survey

The iPad is an incredibly powerful and reliable tool for pilots, whether you're flying a Cub or a C-17. But like any technology, issues can pop up, from overheating to app bugs. Take our quick, 10-question survey to tell us what problems you've had flying with the iPad. We'll then share the data with readers to determine which issues are most common.

Pilot poll: what tablet do you fly with?

Add your vote in our latest poll - what is the tablet you use most often for flying? Is it an old iPad 2 or a brand new iPad Pro?
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Poll: what’s your backup?

From a legal standpoint, most GA pilots don't need a backup when using it as the sole source of aviation charts in the cockpit, but backup paper charts or bringing a second iPad is cheap insurance. So we want to know, what type of backup do you bring along with you, if any at all?

Reader Survey

Our focus at iPad Pilot News is answering your questions, bringing you news about apps and helping you fly more confidently. To make sure we're doing our jobs, please take a moment to fill out our reader survey.

What aviation features would you use in an Apple Watch?

Apple announced their much-anticipated smartwatch today, which will pair up with your iPhone to display messages and allow you to interact with apps right from your wrist. What aviation features would you use on the new watch in flight?

Poll: what’s your backup?

From a legal standpoint, most GA pilots don't need a backup when using it as the sole source of aviation charts in the cockpit, but backup paper charts or bringing a second iPad is cheap insurance. So we want to know, what type of backup do you bring along with you, if any at all?

Poll: what iPad are you flying with?

Once there was simply "the iPad." Now there are a number of different models flying in general aviation cockpits, from the Mini to 10" iPads to the new iPad Air. We'd like to know which model you fly with most often

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Poll: what app are you using?

It's been a year since we last polled iPad Pilot News readers about their favorite aviation app. So today we want to know which app is your go-to tool for preflight planning and in-flight navigation.