Tag Archives | Electronic Flight Bag

Unboxing and taking the iPad Mini flying

Both Aviation Mentor and ForeFlight have posts about iPad Mini unboxing and first impressions but Aviation Mentor’s John Ewing has taken flight with one. Hence, here is a quick look at some first impressions of the iPad Mini in the cockpit: Weight. John has pointed out that the iPad Mini is lightweight but its still […]

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The iPhone 5 connector is a headache for aircraft owners

By now, many followers or buyers of the Apple iPhone 5 are probably aware of the problems with its new mapping application (so much so that Nokia has even written a blog post to gloat about the benefits of their own mapping technology!) but Flight Display Systems has pointed out some challenges for companies that […]

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London Olympics Air Restrictions Lifted. All airspace restrictions put in place for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games ended at midnight on Wednesday 12 September. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has also praised the general aviation community for coping “successfully” with those restrictions. Model Aircraft Show in Paddock Wood Cancelled Due to Insurance Issues. […]

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Common problems pilots experience with iPads as electronic flight bags

We have recently written about why pilots might not want to upgrade their iPad or iPhone just yet due to problems with their latest operating system but John Ewing of Aviation Mentor has just written about a whole list of problems that pilots are experiencing with iPads as electronic flight bags. Specifically, the list of […]

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Why pilots should not upgrade their iPad or iPhone electronic flight bag

John Ewing has recently written a lengthy post for his Aviation Mentor blog about Apple’s latest and problematic updates to their iPhones, iPads and Macs (MacOS). Moreover, he noted that at least one of these problems is a BIG problem for pilots who use an iPad as an electronic flight bag.  Specifically, the five unintended […]

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Goodbye heavy flight bags as more commercial pilots start to use iPads

Lately, there have been a growing number of news reports that commercial pilots are increasingly replacing their flight bags with the much lighter iPads. Specifically and back in June, Terry Maxon reported on the Dallas Morning News’ Airline Biz Blog that American Airlines’ pilots had begun a test on two trans-Pacific flights in which they […]

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Paper cockpit verses a paperless cockpit: A cost comparison

Gary, the blogger behind Gary’s Flight Journal, has recently written a post where he calculated the costs of a paper cockpit verses a paperless cockpit. For his example, he included everything east of the Mississippi River and came up with the following costs: PAPER = $846.00 3 AFD’s @ $5.00 each, every 56 days, say […]

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