The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.
The new Garmin Pilot app update is the biggest yet, adding a suite of new tools for pre-flight planning and in-flight operations. The impressive list includes a new weight and balance calculator, integrated aircraft performance calculations, pilot-configurable checklists, Freehand flight plan editing and much more. Here's a look at how to use them all.
Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.
At iPad Pilot News we're dedicated to helping pilots keep up with the latest in mobile technology, covering new apps, accessories and best practices for flying in a paperless cockpit. Here's a rundown of all the different ways you can read our articles, including dedicated iPad apps and social media options.
While the iPad is the most widely-used tablet among pilots, there are a growing number of Android apps that offer similar capabilities for pilots flying with these phones and tablets. Here we're going to take a closer look at the Avare app for Android, which is 100% free and contains a wealth of features for pilots.
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