Garmin Pilot app

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.

New iPad-ready Flight Gear bags available from Sporty’s

Sporty's Pilot Shop recently updated many of the bags & accessories in its popular Flight Gear collection to better accommodate the iPad. These bags were designed by a team of pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners to accommodate the changing needs of pilots in the cockpit.

Plenty of iPad seminars at AOPA Summit 2012

Sporty's will once again be presenting its popular "Flying with the iPad" seminar at the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, California. The annual show kicks off October 11 with three days of seminars, exhibits and the famous "Parade of Planes" static airplane display.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations:

Why you should update your iPad to the new iOS 6

Apple released the much-anticipated iOS 6 software update yesterday for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Learn how to install this free update on your iPad and learn about some of the great new features.
Plates binders in ForeFlight

How to make Plates binders in ForeFlight

One of the best features of iPad apps like ForeFlight Mobile is how easy they make it to organize and update your instrument approach charts. But how do you keep all your charts organized? Here are some tips to help.
CloudAhoy app

CloudAhoy app lets you review every flight

Ever wish you could play back your flight, either to relive a long trip or debrief a lesson? With CloudAhoy, a free app for the iPad, you can do exactly that--including a moving map and detailed logs of your groundspeed, altitude and more.
iPhone 5

3 reasons the new iPhone 5 is good for pilots

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably heard that Apple announced the latest version of their best-selling iPhone today--the iPhone 5. Why should pilots care? Actually, there are some new features here that are helpful for pilots.

American Airlines receives FAA approval to use iPad in all phases of flight

American Airlines is the first commercial carrier to receive FAA approval to use the iPad during all phases of flight. They plan to stop distributing paper revisions to charts and flight manuals, reducing weight and saving $1.2 million annually in fuel.

WingX adds support for terrain and obstacle alerting

WingX was recently updated to provide terrain and obstacle alerts, a new Flight Share function and compatibility with Aspen's Connected Panel system.