Missed the iPad seminar at Sun ‘n Fun last week? Review it here

New to the iPad? Want to learn all about the latest aviation apps, accessories and tips and tricks? Here you'll find a recap of the "Flying with the iPad" seminar that was presented last week at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.
New iPad screen

Should I buy an iPad 3? A pilot’s perspective

The new iPad (otherwise known as the iPad 3) has become Apple's fastest selling tablet yet. But do you need one? What if you have an iPad 2--is the upgrade worth it? Our editor weighs in.
Stratus for iPad

Sporty’s introduces weather receiver for ForeFlight

Sporty’s has introduced the Stratus, a portable weather receiver specifically made for the iPad. It combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.

Heading to Sun ‘n Fun this week? There’s an app for that

The free Sun 'n Fun app for iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle Fire provides all the information needed to travel to and navigate this exciting aviation show in Lakeland, FL. Includes maps, schedules, fly-in NOTAM, exhibitor lists and more.
Weight and balance file on Numbers

How to use the Numbers app to calculate weight and balance

Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.

Debate: the F.A.A. and electronic devices on airline flights

As pilots we all know that the F.A.A.'s catch-all rule prohibiting electronic devices on airline flights is a bit ridiculous. Is it time for them to update the regulations?

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

Most pilots love the iPad because it almost never crashes, making for an extremely reliable tool. But there is one sure-fire way to get your tablet to shut down--leave it on the glare shield.
Sporty's Learn to Fly Course

A look inside Sporty’s new Learn to Fly app

Sporty's Pilot Shop has offered training courses for over 20 years, beginning with VHS tapes and then DVD and online training products. Last week, the company introduced the latest version of its course, and for the first time there is a dedicated app for iPad/iPhone. Let's take a look at some of the features.

New features added to WingX Pro 7

Hilton Software released an update to WingX Pro7 today, adding new features and improvements to this feature-packed aviation iPad app.

Apple introduces new iPad

Apple today announced a new iPad model, featuring significant improvements to the device's hardware. The most notable feature is the new Retina display, which now has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels - four times that of the iPad 1 & 2.