Monthly Archives: January 2012

FAA Safety News talks iPad

One of the most frequent questions we hear about the iPad is: “is it legal?” The short answer is absolutely yes (for Part 91 operations at least). But what does the FAA have to say? While it’s not a definitive …

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Garmin releases GTN training app

Garmin's new app simulates the GTN 750. Garmin’s new GTN series of panel avionics, the replacement for the legendary GNS 430/530,  has set a new standard for multifunction displays. The most notable feature is certainly the intuitive touch-screen interface. Garmin …

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Using GoodReader for aviation document management

The iPad is as popular with pilots as free newspapers in the pilot lounge with a cup of day-old FBO coffee. And rightfully so – the iPad has quickly proven itself to be a sophisticated electronic chart reader, navigator and …

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Using ATC routes in ForeFlight

While most agree that ForeFlight excels in the cockpit as an electronic chart viewer and navigator, there are also several planning features that are useful on the ground before flight. Making it easier to file a good flight plan is …

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Enable “night mode” to save your vision

If you’ve ever pulled up an approach plate on your iPad at night, you know how bright it can be–the nearly all-white chart is like shining a flashlight directly into your eyes. It’s certainly not good for your night vision. …

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Split screen setup on WingX

Terrain (left) and approach plate (right) in the same screen. One of the standout features in WingX Pro7 is the ability to use the iPad’s large 10” screen to display 2 different view options side by side. This can be very helpful …

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Advanced navigation tips for ForeFlight

Get the most out of ForeFlight's nav log. Most pilots are in agreement that an iPad allows for easier organization, storage and display of VFR and IFR navigation charts in the cockpit. During your transition to electronic charts you’ll first …

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Do I really need an external GPS?

The Dual (left) and Bad Elf (right) iPad GPSs. Having GPS information on your iPad allows you to view a moving map display on popular apps like ForeFlight or WingX. You can watch yourself fly right across the sectional chart …

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Top 5 iPad Kneeboards (5 of 5): MyGoFlight iPad Kneeboard Pro C

MyGoFlight’s iPad Kneeboard Pro C kneeboard for the iPad 2 is the Hum-V of iPad kneeboards. This feature-rich flight deck organizer is a form fitted, anodized aluminum case that is padded with a layer of foam that holds the iPad 2 …

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Top 5 iPad Kneeboards (5 of 5): MyGoFlight iPad Kneeboard Pro C

MyGoFlight’s iPad Kneeboard Pro C kneeboard for the iPad 2 is the Hum-V of iPad kneeboards. This feature-rich flight deck organizer is a form fitted, anodized aluminum case that is padded with a layer of foam that holds the iPad 2 …

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