I’ve got mine the day Global came out, it is excellent for Ultra Long Haul due to me being able to get 15 hours of battery out of it. it is great for high definition landings and it is quite cheap. It is the best one out there in my opinion.
It couldn’t keep up, was worse when global came. It could manage it, it was playable and the performance was okay, but nothing on the 2017/18 ipad. The new iPad does have an improved chip compared to iPad mini 4
The 9.7‘‘ is great for IF, indeed. However, there is even a better one: The iPad Pro 10.5‘‘. I used the iPad Air 2 before with a 9.7‘‘ screen size. It’s so much better with the bigger screen on the new device.
If you want a good iPad get the iPad 2017, don’t buy a Pro because you think it will run IF better as it likely won’t. They are all the same as long as they are modern iPads. I have the Air 2 and it’s the same as the 2017 Pro 12.9 in my opinion. If you want a Pro then do so if you aren’t using it for IF only otherwise it’s pointless.
Well, im sure that it will run it smoother. Although, you do have a good point, if it’s only for IF then the normal iPad is fine. However, if you’re going to use the iPad for other things, I would recommend the pro.