iPads and other tablets first entered the cockpit about a decade ago, replacing the reams of printouts and books that pilots had to carry in their flight bags, an easy way to save about 100 pounds
To make things easier, we’ve collected our most popular educational articles and videos designed to help get pilots off to the right start with the iPad in the cockpit. Step 1: Seminar Videos The best way for any new iPad pilot to start out is by watching some of the videos we offer at iPad Pilot News.
The best way for any new iPad pilot to start out is by watching the Flying with the iPad seminar video. This 50 minute presentation covers a lit bit of everything, including iPad 101, preflight tips, EFB regulations and advisory circulars, apps, accessories, tips and tricks.
When a pilot unlocks his iPad, it looks much like yours, albeit with a big, dark, British Airways logo as the background. But then the pilot opens a portal and gets a simplified view of the apps they’ll need, as large blue buttons in neatly arranged rows.
But there is something inherently disconcerting about the idea that the pilot of your plane is sitting up there in the cockpit twiddling around with a few iPad apps, muttering “damn it” to
Just like you need your tablet to get you through the flight with your sanity intact, the pilots need their tablets to get you wherever you’re going. iPads and other tablets first entered the cockpit about a decade ago, replacing the reams of printouts and books that pilots had to carry in their flight bags, an easy way to save about 100 pounds of weight in an industry where fuel efficiency is incredibly important.
The iPad Mini is scheduled to ship on November 2 and should provide pilots with a whole new level of information and apps to use in the cockpit but if you don’t yet have an iPad to use in the cockpit, might now be the time to start thinking about getting one?
May 16, 2013 · http://digitalflying.com iPad aviation is certainly taking over. In this new age how can we better equip ourselves? I’ll show you how I mount the iPad in the
Jul 05, 2011 · “The iPad allows pilots to quickly and nimbly access information,” said Jim Freeman, a pilot and director of flight standards at Alaska Airlines, which has given iPads to all its pilots.
Happily, this is changing. Today, there are several aviation apps with individual features that approach or, in some cases, match those of the best apps built for iOs.
10 days ago · Singapore Airline’s Captain Raj Kumar, deputy chief pilot, B777, Flight Operations Division shows how the airline pilots now use the Apple iPad as the ultimate cockpit companion.