Jeppesen to sponsor iPad EFB Challenge

Jeppesen has become a sponsor of the iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition – a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots. This seminar series builds on the iPad Takes Flight! seminar series given by MyGoFlight to thousands of pilots over the past three years.

The goal is to help all pilots make a successful transition from a paper to paperless cockpit:

  • Understand the gotchas, tips and tricks for using the iPad or other tablet in-flight
  • Understand the capabilities that go beyond paper chart replacement
  • Get more pilots to fly with an EFB to make flying easier, safer, less stressful and more fun

“Leveraging technologies such as iPad delivers data-driven flight information to pilots through a cost-effective, dynamic platform,” said Reggie Arsenault, director, Jeppesen General Aviation Client Management. “We are excited to participate in the iPad EFB Challenge to help more pilots understand and take advantage of the wealth of information at their fingertips, while we continue to enhance our apps based on user-centered design.”

“Jeppesen is the leader in the use of information in-flight,” said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. “Jeppesen charts and Airway Manual contents have been accessible on tablet computers used by professional pilots for years. Their extensive experience has been brought to the iPad with Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck and Mobile FliteDeck VFR. We are excited to have them involved to help create content useful in these seminars and in training materials to be used to help pilots become iPad EFB savvy.”

The seminar and contests will help pilots make the transition from paper to paperless payoff. Session leaders will go through real-world scenarios to demonstrate what it looks like to have made the transition to a paperless cockpit in a question and answer format. Questions will explore aspects of flight planning, pre-flight and in-flight decisions pilots must make in VFR and IFR situations. Pilots can follow along on their own iPad to learn and test their own skills.

Prizes supplied by MyGoFlight and other sponsors will be won by session attendees/contestants. In addition, pilots can compete to see who is the best-of-the-best. Performance is evaluated based upon the accuracy and efficiency in which the questions were addressed. Winners can advance to regional and eventually a national contest targeted to be held during Oshkosh, 2015.

MyGoFlight and IMC Chapters will deliver local and regional seminars and contests.

For more information: MyGoFlight.com

Comments

  1. says

    Dear Anonymous, you raise a good point. The EFB Challenge is not limited to only those using Apple devices. You can use android, Windows or any other tablet device when participating in the Challenge.

  2. Anonymous says

    There are many more Android tablets available at much lower price points. Even Windows tablets are usable nowadays. Why not have just EFB challenge without emphasis on iPad? Is Apple sponsoring this challenge?

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