iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for apps

The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn how you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.

Top 10 mistakes iPad pilots make

The way we move from beginner to expert is by trial and error. Along the way, many of us made some mistakes with the iPad and aviation apps. Here's our list of the 10 most common ones.

App update roundup: Aerovie and FltPlan Go

This past year has been an exciting one for iPad pilots, where we saw the release of the 10.5" iPad Pro from Apple, new ADS-B receivers and connected panel options and additions to aviation apps that continue to push their capabilities way beyond that of panel-mount avionics. Here we're going to look at the latest round of updates to two popular aviation EFB apps.

Garmin Pilot 9.1 adds new StreetMap layer and global winds aloft

Garmin released the latest version of their flagship EFB app for iPhone and iPad, adding a new Street Map layer, worldwide winds aloft on the map, expanded aircraft library and a new Connext devices status page. Here's a quick look at each new feature and where to find it.

New EFB guidance allows commercial operators to display own-ship on iPad in flight

The FAA released an updated Advisory Circular for pilots flying with an iPad in commercial operations that now permits the display of aircraft position on the moving map while in flight.

Garmin Pilot adds new track logging and VIRB Ultra camera support

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for iOS adds a nice collection of features that all pilots can take advantage of when flying with the popular aviation app. These include new flight tracking features, logbook currency alerts, tracking of endorsements given by CFIs and support for Garmin's new VIRB 360 and VIRB Ultra action cameras.

Aerovie app adds ability to submit PIREPs in-flight

Aerovie is one of the few aviation apps on the market that allows you to submit PIREPs directly to Flight Service when on the ground with an internet connection, and a recent update allows you to submit them directly to Flight Service in the air when connected to an Iridium GO! satellite data hotspot.

MyRadar: more than just another radar app for pilots

MyRadar has expanded its functionality over the years to show a lot more than just radar. It now offers a dedicated set of aviation features and 11 different weather overlay graphics to keep you better informed. Here we're going to explore the various options and how to customize the display.

Complete iPad Videos and Webinars List

Our compilation of great iPad videos is newly updated, and a great way to take your skills to the next level. Watch webinars for beginners and pros alike, plus product demos and more.
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Using iPad audio to make your flying safer

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.