GPS Receivers Dual XGPS150A Bluetooth GPS receiver
Bad Elf Pro GPS receiver
Bad Elf GPS receiver
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iPad Accessories iPad 1 Anti-Glare Film by Powersupport
iPad 2 Anti-Glare Film by Powersupport
iPad 12-24v charger by Scosche at Sportys
iPad 12-24v charger by Scosche
MyClip leg strap
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First, choose your size: "full-size" iPad, or if cockpit space is a premium, the new iPad mini. The iPad mini offers a significantly smaller physical size (5.3" wide x 7.9" tall) and weight (0.69 lbs) than the "full-size" iPad, which makes it an ideal option for tighter cockpits. ForeFlight Mobile works great on the iPad mini: though it has a smaller screen (7.9" diagonal, vs. 9.7" diagonal on the full-size iPad) the iPad mini screen is the same resolution as the iPad 2, and the iPad mini processor is a dual-core A5 just like the iPad 2.
For the "full-size" iPad, choose between the new iPad with Retina display (aka "4th Gen"), or the iPad 2. The 4th Gen iPad is up to 2x faster than the "iPad 3" (which by the way is still available Refurbished from Apple, or used). The "iPad 3" is basically the same speed as the iPad 2; however, the Retina display in the "4th Gen" & "3rd Gen" has double the screen resolution of the iPad 2, which will make instrument procedures display sharper. If you're buying an iPad for the first time, we recommend the "4th Gen" iPad - you'll appreciate the faster performance in apps and sharper display. If you're still running the original iPad, it's time to think about upgrading - ForeFlight Mobile runs significantly faster on the "4th Gen" iPad, the "iPad 3" or iPad 2, especially the moving map.
Then, choose between iPad WiFi+Cellular or iPad WiFi. Only the +Cellular model contains the GPS chip that can be used to activate the moving map capabilities of ForeFlight Mobile. However, the WiFi model can be paired with an external GPS like the Dual to provide location fixes in flight. Read here to learn more about external GPS's, which provide better location fixes than the built-in GPS.
Finally, choose your size: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB.We strongly recommend the 32GB or 64GB models. ForeFlight Mobile can require over 16GB for all of the U.S. airport diagram, A/FD sheets, instrument procedures, documents, VFR sectionals, and IFR enroute charts. Canadian data can total 3GB. However, those requirements are reduced if the entire country is not downloaded at once. For example, downloading US states east of the Mississippi would require around 5GB. Those size estimates account for having 2 "cycles" of data loaded at the same time (the current and next cycle). We recommend the 32GB or 64GB iPad, but the 16GB will work if you download data for less than 20 states and do not plan on downloading other apps, movies, or music.
The WiFi-only models do not include a GPS chip but can be
Pricing and Where to Buy
32 GB "4th Gen" iPad WiFi - $599 (USD)