Using your iPad on a Caribbean flying trip

Today you can confidently navigate the islands with everything you need right on your iPad, including geo-referenced VFR and IFR en route charts, airport and airspace databases, synthetic vision and even ADS-B weather in certain spots. Here we're going to take a closer look at the ForeFlight Mobile and Garmin Pilot, since they offer the most comprehensive resources for Caribbean-bound pilots.

Annual maintenance checklist for your iPad

Pilots trust the iPad because it is easily the most reliable and functional tablet available today. Even with this reliability, it's important that you periodically take time and dive deeper into your iPad's settings, apps and accessories to make sure everything is configured properly to ensure peak performance. Here's a list of tasks you should consider performing once a year to keep it running at peak performance.

Lightspeed releases new FlightLink headset companion app

Lightspeed recently released a big update to their FlightLink app, which allows you to wirelessly record in-flight audio and jot down notes. The new version of the app adds compatibility with the latest iPhone and iPad Pro models and adds several new features. Here's how it works.
Aviation W&B app

Relaunched Aviation W&B Calculator app now available for iOS and Android

Weight and balance is a chore for most pilots - important, but time consuming and a little tedious. One of the best apps early on was Aviation W&B Calculator, and now it's back with new iOS and Android versions.

Using ForeFlight’s new 3D view

ForeFlight version 11 is now available, and it includes a number of interesting additions as usual. For Performance Plus and Business Performance subscribers the new 3D airport preview tool is the most interesting. Here's how to use it.

Garmin Pilot: How to use the document viewer and advanced weather products

Garmin Pilot is one of the most advanced and capable aviation apps available to pilots today, but it can be challenging at times to keep up with all that it can do. Here are 3 quick video tips to show how to use the new Document viewer, Model Output Statistics (MOS) weather forecast and storm cell movement.

Use iPad audio to make your flying safer

The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth understanding how apps use audio to make flying more efficient and safe. Let's look at some of the options, and how to set up an audio connection to your headset.

Poll: What is your next iPad upgrade?

The rumors are heating up that Apple will be releasing a new iPad Mini soon, the first update to the smaller size iPad since 2015. Apple has been releasing a steady stream of new iPad models over the past few years, including all-new iPad Pro models with edge-to-edge displays. So we want to know, when the time is right, which iPad model are you considering for your next upgrade?

Top aviation apps for Apple Watch

There are lots of aviation apps that include Apple Watch apps along with their primary iPad/iPhone app, allowing you to access bite-size pieces of aviation data from your wrist. Here's are our favorite apps to get you started.

FltPlan Go app adds new procedure shortcuts

The latest update to Fltplan Go app adds some nice usability features, including airport search, airport icons on the map and procedures shortcuts on the Airports page.