Apple announces iPad battery meets AC 120-76B standards

Apple recently updated their iPad battery safety certifications documentation to state that the iPad lithium polymer battery meets the testing and safety criteria required by Advisory Circular (AC) 120-76B

Use your iPad for aircraft transition & avionics training

Learn about Sporty's new series of aircraft & avionics training apps, allowing you to prepare for new ratings and certificates while on the go with your iPad and iPhone.
Garmin Pilot traffic display

Understanding ADS-B traffic

While ADS-B weather is fairly well understood, some new models (like the GDL 39) add ADS-B traffic to the mix. This subject is more complicated and there has been a great deal of confusion about when and how pilots can view this traffic information. In this article, we'll try to explain in plain English what ADS-B traffic is, how to get it and what the limitations are.

Foreflight Mobile adds new Runway Proximity Advisor feature

ForeFlight Mobile 4.7 is now available in the App Store and introduces a new Runway Proximity Advisor visual and audio alerting feature that advises you when your aircraft is approaching, entering, or crossing a runway.

How to undock and split the iPad keyboard

Learn how to move the position of the iPad keyboard on the screen and change its size in this week's iPad tip.
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5 reasons for pilots to hate the iPad

Yes. The iPad is amazing in the cockpit, but it’s not perfectly designed for aviation. Here are five things Apple got wrong.

Aspen Connected Pilot gets certified

One year after announcing an ambitious plan to connect iPads to panel avionics, Aspen Avionics has received STC approval for Connected Pilot, the first in their planned line of Connected Panel products. The product is a complete two-way solution, including both hardware and software.

Pilot Report: flying with the Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver

The Garmin GDL 39 paired with the Garmin Pilot app provides subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic data. Learn more about how it works in this pilot report from a recent flight in a Piper Aztec.

Poll: is a 7″ iPad better?

There are lots of rumors about a smaller, 7" iPad. Would this be better for pilots that the current iPad? Vote in our poll and share your opinion.
ForeFlight vs. WingX vs. Garmin Pilot

Navigation app showdown: ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot vs. WingX

It's the #1 question we hear: "I'm looking at the ForeFlight, Garmin and WingX apps, but I don't know which one to buy. Which is the best?" We offer a side-by-side comparison of the core features, and share some (completely biased) opinions. Read more, and add your opinion.