- once on the plane, when it's time to turn off all electronic devices, be sure to completely power down your iPad by pressing the on/off and home button for 10 sec or so until the red sliding bar "slide to power off" comes on to completely turn your iPad off
- when it's time to turn your iPad back on in flight, be sure to go to settings -> "airplane Mode" and slide that to the "on" position. Airplane mode disables the wireless features of your iPad to comply with airline regulations. When you enable airplane mode from the Settings screen, an airplane icon appears in the status bar at the top of the screen and the following wireless connections and services are turned off: Cellular (voice and data), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Location service.
- be sure to turn the airplane mode to "off" once you deplane