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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?