Next-generation Bad Elf GPS for iPad now available

The latest iPad GPS from Bad Elf is now available. The Bad Elf Pro features an LCD screen, 16-hour battery life, and can simultaneously connect to up to 5 iOS devices over Bluetooth.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

The iPad works very well as a paper chart replacement for pilots. This week's tip will teach you how to optimize settings on both the iPad and several aviation apps to make sure your charts stay viewable and locked in place during critical phases of flight.

Top 10 aviation apps

The number of aviation apps has exploded over the past two years, with thousands of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top 10 apps may seem foolish, but we're going to try--after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere.

New apps review: myWingMan and FlyQ

Two new all-in-one cockpit apps have recently hit the App Store, from two well-known names in aviation: Bendix/King’s myWingman and AOPA’s FlyQ EFB. These new apps join an already crowded marketplace, going head to head with established leaders ForeFlight, WingX and Garmin. Can the new players match up?

Garmin Pilot app adds new ADS-B features and iPhone 5 support

Garmin released an update to the Garmin Pilot app, adding new ADS-B features, a split-screen option for the traffic display and support for the larger screen on the iPhone 5.

Use your iPad in the winter with touch-screen gloves

Using the iPad in the cold winter months can be difficult, especially when wearing gloves. These special touch-screen gloves from Isotoner solve that problem by allowing you to interact with your favorite apps while keeping your hands warm at the same time.

Flight testing the iPad Mini

The iPad Mini hit the shelves today and we put one to the test in the cockpits of several GA airplanes to see how it compared to the full-size iPad. Read the full report here.

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update with improvements and bug fixes

Apple today released a small update to iOS 6, available to download and install directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

ForeFlight Mobile tip: how to use the flight planning Advisors

ForeFlight Mobile recently introduced some powerful flight planning advisor tools to help you better choose routing and altitudes based on real-time weather and recent ATC routings. Learn how to use them here.

How to use multi-touch gestures to increase your iPad productivity

An overlooked feature that Apple included with iOS 5 is Multi-Touch Gestures. These allow you to quickly perform routine tasks without relying on the bottom Home button. Learn how to take advantage of them here.