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How do different iPad models fit in an airplane?

Let’s consider seven different size devices in the same Cessna 172 cockpit to see what fits best. We mounted the iPads and iPhone in two ways: with a suction cup and with a yoke mount. We were able to mount nearly every device to the yoke with the exception of the 12.9” iPad Pro 3rd Gen.

Heads-up displays: what do pilots really want?

Since ADS-B receivers came out eight years ago, many pilots have been wondering what the next big thing would be. Might a less expensive HUD be the next addition to the electronic flight bag world?  We've been flying with various HUD ideas for years, and our short answer is: not yet. Here's why.

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 ForeFlight Mobile and Garmin Pilot, since they offer the most comprehensive resources for Caribbean-bound pilots.

ForeFlight 12.1 makes your flight planning smarter

One of ForeFlight's strengths compared to other aviation apps is its ability to take common flight planning data and present it in meaningful ways to help pilots make better-informed decisions. The latest update, version 12.1, continues this focus with three new features designed to help with route planning on the ground and reduce workload in the air when viewing datalink weather imagery.

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.

Garmin Pilot adds powerful IFR features with version 10

In the never-ending battle between ForeFlight and Garmin for electronic flight bag supremacy, the two companies have taken slightly different approaches. Garmin has played to its strength by making their Pilot app more and more like their panel avionics. The latest update, version 10, continues this trend.

iPad essential tip: how to search your iPad for lost apps

Having trouble finding an installed app on your iPad? Use this tip to quickly locate and launch a lost app in a matter of seconds.
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Pilot Training app adds new aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff

Sporty's Pilot Training app continues to grow as an all-in-one aviation learning resource, with the addition of two new courses in 2020 already. This week's update added an all-new aerobatics course hosted by well-known airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff, bringing the total number of courses to 22.

iPad Connected Panel Buyer’s Guide

More and more connected panel options are hitting the market, allowing you to wirelessly connect your iPad to panel-mount GPS and ADS-B receivers. Here's a rundown of all the aftermarket GA avionics options and mobile app compatibility with each.

Station Weather app brings graphical weather to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

There's no shortage of weather resources available to pilots in today's popular EFB apps and they all do a great job at presenting text weather reports, interactive radar imagery and complete weather briefings for pilots. Sometimes though you just...