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7 settings all iPad pilots should know about

There are literally hundreds of settings in the main iPad settings app, which can make it difficult to sort out the useful ones from the clutter. Here we'll look at 7 important settings pilots should know about and adjust accordingly.

Aerovie adds intelligent flight planning tool

The Aerovie reports app continues to pack in new features in 2016, and the latest update adds a new intelligent flight planning tool to help pick fuel stops and alternate airports when the weather is low.

Video: 10 things you should know about flying with ForeFlight

Sporty's recently hosted a webinar in cooperation with ForeFlight that offered a number of useful tips for flying with aviation's most popular app. A video recording of the webinar is now available.

New app helps IFR pilots calculate holding patterns

Unplanned holds tend to get assigned at the most inopportune times, towards the end of a flight when the weather is bad. A new app aims to take some of the guesswork out of flying a hold, by allowing you to enter all the pertinent data and displaying both instructions and a visualization of the procedure right on your iPad.

iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

While the iPad has delivered excellent reliability since the day it came out, there are still a few issues that can pop up if you're not careful. Here we'll review potential problems and how to resolve them.
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iPad Pro 12.9″ mounting options

Apple introduced its largest tablet ever last fall, the 12.9" iPad Pro. It's too big for most airplanes, but some pilots are flying with it. So how do you secure this large tablet in the cockpit?

Black Box aviation app simplifies maintenance tracking

There is no shortage of pilot logbook apps available on the app store, but there aren't many options for maintaining aircraft times and records. A new app called Black Box Aviation aims to fill that void, allowing you to create maintenance records that are searchable, easily shared and securely backed up in the cloud.
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CloudAhoy adds more logging options, new playback features

CloudAhoy has found a lot of fans among general aviation pilots because of its powerful flight logging and debriefing tools. For anyone who wants to be more data-driven about reviewing training maneuvers, instrument approaches or aerobatics, the app is an invaluable. Over the past six months, the app has grown up a lot, with a focus on making it easier to review flights - no matter how you log them. Here's what's new.

Top 10 apps for pilots, non-EFB edition

The number of aviation apps continues to grow daily, with hundreds of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. Here we'll take a look at the top 10 non-EFB aviation apps we see pilots using most often.

ForeFlight enhances web flight planning application

Most pilots know ForeFlight as a full-featured aviation app for iPad and iPhone, but aren't aware that they also offer a web-based flight planning application. This was recently enhanced to provide full airport information as well, including weather reports and forecasts.