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Preparing Your Aircraft for Winter

Winter is coming. Now is a good time to make sure your airplane is ready for the cold. At Sweet Aviation, your safety and satisfaction are our top priority, and we’ll give you everything you need to make sure your winter season flying is just as enjoyable as always — from helpful tips on winterizing… Read more »

Your Inflight Weather Monitor

The Apple iPad continues to gain relevance in the cockpit and has already proven itself as a very practical and cost-effective tool for pilots as a flight-planning and chart-reference device. As new apps and services are developed, the iPad’s role in the cockpit is becoming more important every day. Recently, Sporty’s has been promoting the… Read more »

Is It Legal?

The emergence of the iPad as a powerful aviation tool has changed the way we go about many of our flight tasks. But it has also prompted questions about whether it’s “legal” to use in flight. The short answer is “yes,” you can absolutely replace your paper charts with an iPad. But the definition of… Read more »

More Uses for the iPad

We’ve looked at using the iPad for preflight planning and situational awareness in the aircraft. But this month, I want to share some of the great apps that are out there for flight training, learning systems, test prep, and studying for a flight review. Many of the companies that have been providing great flight-training products… Read more »

Your New Smaller Cockpit Companion

When I was growing up, people always said that good things come in small packages whenever I received a small gift for Christmas or a birthday. Well, when it comes to the newest iteration of the iPad, this may be true. In comparison to its big brother, the iPad mini is a lot easier to… Read more »

Flying with the iPad

In the last two and a half years since the iPad was released, it has taken the aviation world by storm. It is in use in the biggest airliners, down to the smallest light sport aircraft. It truly is an amazing tool, but it is only as good as the person operating it. To make… Read more »

Accessorizing Your iPad

The iPad, or any other tablet, can be an incredible tool for a pilot. It makes checking the weather, filing flight plans, and getting charts very easy. By itself, it’s a great tool, but with the right accessories, it can be even more potent. We will look at several different accessories, including external GPS receivers,… Read more »

Mounting Up

Now that most of us have some sort of iPad, let us look at managing it in the cockpit. How can we best mount it so that it is out of the way, yet available for easy usage? I know a lot of people probably just set it on a leg, or in their lap.… Read more »