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