You are a pilot. You probably own a smartphone. Perhaps you use a tablet, too. Certainly these devices are helpful, convenient, fun, and carry a reasonably low price, at least compared to most instruments you might install in your airplane. Numerous, constantly-refined apps have made these common devices incredibly useful to pilots.
However, using an iPad in the cockpit may not be as easy as you’d like. Two reasons spring to mind:
- The information received by the iPad could have shortcomings; and,
- The iPad can be challenging to hold securely and may very well need power to continue operating for the duration of your flight.
Let me introduce you to two companies you may not know. Each can help you address the problems above and neither will cost you dearly. Intrigued? [Read more…]