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iPad Pilot News print edition

At least once a year, we release a print version of iPad Pilot News. While you can always read the latest tips and news on our website, sometimes it's nice to browse a magazine layout. Here you can download the full issue as a PDF.

Quiz: Your iPad just quit on you in flight, now what?

The iPad is one of the most stable computing platforms available today, but it is still susceptible to external factors that can cause it to become unresponsive in flight. Test your iPad troubleshooting knowledge in our latest quiz and learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when using the iPad in the cockpit.

What’s the best iPad for pilots – 2019 edition

While the latest iPad Pro models would suit (and honestly exceed) most pilots' needs in the cockpit, there are some other options and features worth considering when purchasing an iPad for use in aviation. Here we'll break down the differences in each, and give some insight for those looking to buy a used or refurbished iPad, which is a great way to save some money.

Get the most from ForeFlight – Advanced tips from ForeFlight’s lead product designer

Sporty's and iPad Pilot News recently partnered with ForeFlight to present an all-new webinar to explore the latest new features in aviation's top app. The presentation, led by Ryan McBride, lead product designer at ForeFlight, provides expert advice on how to go beyond the basics and learn app shortcuts that can really pay off in flight.

First impressions after flying with the new iPad Mini

The new iPad Mini 5 began shipping this week and we had the opportunity to test one out in a Cessna 172. Here is everything you need to know, including how the performance and screen match up to the Pro models, and how to secure it in the cockpit.

How to use ForeFlight’s new Passenger app

The latest version of ForeFlight is out, and offers a new companion app called Passenger that allows others on board your airplane to follow along on flight progress. Here we'll show how it works, along with a review of the other new features in ForeFlight 11.2.

Cirrus introduces all-new training app

Almost from the beginning, Cirrus has been deeply involved in training the pilots who fly their airplanes. Now there's a better way to access some of this factory-direct training, with the release of a new Cirrus Approach app. Here's a review.

Top iPad accessories for pilots – 2019 gear roundup

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 annual list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.

It’s finally here! Apple releases new iPad Mini

Today Apple unveiled the new 5th generation iPad Mini and a new 10.5" iPad Air. The new Mini 5 is identical in size to previous models but includes Apple's powerful A12 bionic processor, the same chip used in the latest iPhone XS and XR models. Here we'll review what all is new with the Mini 5, along with the new iPad Air, to help decide which model is best for your next upgrade.
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Robust Mounting Systems – a simple, affordable new mount option

Still searching the perfect mount for your phone or iPad that won’t break the bank? A good mounting system normally costs anywhere from $60 to over $200. Fortunately, a new option is now available with some good-performing mounts starting around $30 for a complete kit.