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iPads In The Cockpit

An enroute chart displayed on the EFB

There’s new tech appearing in a cockpit near you – pilots are going (nearly) paperless. Since the early 1900’s, airline crews (first in airships, then airplanes) have been using paper charts and maps to find their way around the world. Over 100 years later, we are finally dumping the heavy flight kits and turning to tablet-based computers to find our way.

My airline recently began the transition from paper charts to the iPad. I’ve had my new “Electronic Flight Bag” (or EFB) for a few weeks now and I love it.  Read on to learn everything you ever wanted to know about this new cockpit gadget…

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iPad Air gets high marks from developers

Source: Flying magazine – Flyingmag.com

The iPad Air has been well received by the top developers of iPad aviation apps. Take a peek at the article from Flying.

Big Three App Developers Like New iPad Air

The Flight Kit Demystified!

The Flight Kit

An authentic airline pilot’s flight kit

You’ve seen them… Those bags that pilots drag around airport terminals. No, not the suitcases, the smaller, catalog-style bags. What do they keep in those things? And they look pretty heavy, too.

Well, pull up a chair and get comfy. It’s time to demystify… The Pilot’s Flight Kit.

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