ATP Student Using ForeFlight iPad

iPad CoursewareTrain Using the Latest Technology

When you train with ATP, you train using the latest technology. Your iPad gives you access to courseware, charts and approach plates, and test prep that you'll use in training. Airlines use electronic charts in their flight decks, and you'll use them during your pilot training.

Required iPad

ATP requires students to have an iPad with iOS 10.3 or later with WiFi + Cellular. Some features in ForeFlight Mobile require iOS 11 or higher.

Cellular is required because it provides the GPS receiver for ForeFlight and improves situational awareness. You do not have to activate a cellular data plan to use the GPS.

ATP recommends the medium-sized iPads (10.5” iPad Pro or 9.7" iPad) which balance ease of studying with a practical size for use in the airplane. Pick whichever model you like best. Please note that ForeFlight no longer supports the iPad 1, 2, 3, iPad Mini 1, iPhone 4 and 4S, and the iPod Touch 4 and older.

For more details, see ForeFlight’s Buying Guide.

Third Party Apps Including Discounted ForeFlight & Jeppesen

In addition to King Schools courseware and ATP-provided resources, you'll train using a few other third party iPad apps, including discounted ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Charts.

Third Party App Cost
Start From Zero Time Start With Credit For Private Pilot
ForeFlight Mobile EFB (Required)
Discount Instructions »
$80 $80
Jeppesen Charts for ForeFlight (Required)
Discount Instructions »
$99 $99
ASA FAR/AIM (Optional) $10 $10
King Schools Companion App Free Free
Flight Test 5 - Sheppard Air App Free Free

ATP does not provide an iPad — you’ll need to provide your own. See our recommended model above.

Additional iPad Resources

iPad Tips & Tricks
Helpful tips and advice on how to practically, and safely, integrate your iPad into the inflight environment.
iPad Limitations
Charging, overheating, and maximum altitude limits, and warnings.
How to Receive the ForeFlight Discount
ATP students and instructors are eligible for discounted ForeFlight subscriptions.
ForeFlight Tips & Best Practices
Maintain a current database and optimize your ForeFlight experience.
Expanded ForeFlight Procedures
Download ForeFlight data for use inflight and when an internet connection is not available.
ForeFlight Videos & Resources
Download the ForeFlight user's guide and gain valuable insight through step-by-step videos.

Is the iPad Legal for Flight?

Yes. The iPad is perfectly legal for Part 91 flying as it qualifies as an electronic flight bag (AC 120-76B). It has also been approved for use by the FAA for charter and air carrier operations. For additional reading, see the September-October 2011 issue of the FAA’s Safety Briefing Newsletter.

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