Gloves for Winter Flying with Your iPad, GTN, or Other Touchscreen

Winter starts officially in a couple of weeks, but it’s already cold enough to wear gloves in the cockpit. Those of us who use iPads and touch-screen avionics (like the Garmin GTN-series navigators) have a problem, however. Conventional gloves block the electrical signals that make the capacitive touchscreens respond to touches and gestures.

Fortunately, several manufacturers offer gloves with fingertips that make them compatible with capacitive touchscreens.


Here are links to some sources.



Gibson & Barnes (NOMEX flying gloves)