It has happened to almost every pilot: you're excited to download that new app or it's time to download charts for your big cross country, but you get the dreaded "iPad Storage Full" message. This means it's time to start thinking about freeing up some space by deleting unused apps and media. Here's how to do it.
There are thousands of apps that are useful for pilots, from flight training and weather briefings to calculators and games. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but once again we're going to try—after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. This list isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often.
Mention "flight simulator" right now and most pilots will think of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, but not everyone has a Windows computer that's powerful enough to run MSFS, and sometimes you only have time for a quick sim session. For those reasons—and many more—there is still a thriving market in iPad-based flight simulators. Here are our top two choices.
Do you know the difference between base and composite radar reflectivity, enhanced vs. infrared satellite imagery, or how to interpret the icing forecast layers in ForeFlight? Our latest video tip explains it all.
The iPad makes a great all-in-one cockpit tool, combining maps, flight planning, weather, documents, and so much more. That doesn't mean it stands on its own, though. A few carefully chosen accessories can make it so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our updated list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.
The latest CloudAhoy update adds new debriefing tools for instrument pilots to analyze and score the performance of ILS approaches. Here's a look at how it works and to use it after your next flight.
The iPad Settings app offers a dizzying array of options, from changing privacy options to adjusting screen brightness. As we've covered before, we think a quick preflight inspection of your iPad is a good idea, but there are a few more obscure settings that some pilots might also want to review. Here are three we've learned about the hard way.
Bluetooth, once a cutting edge technology, is now woven into the fabric of daily life, from the kitchen to the car. As simple as it seems, though, Bluetooth can actually get pretty complicated, especially if you're trying to pair your iPad to multiple devices. Let's explore what the limitations are, and what a typical setup can support.