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  • Mungous
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    bump: UA & CO to follow suit

    must've been working out fine for Alaska then...

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  • EconomyClass
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    Without judging the question of improvement over paper manuals, I just wonder if the manual on the iPad can be bookmarked. I'm guessing some contents might be more important to find than others. We had online manuals where I worked, and we were bookmarking them all the time for issues that needed to be found in a few seconds. The search feature wasn't that nice, finding too many hits. But once you found the path to something, it did allow the address to be saved into a "favorites" list.

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  • Fear_of_Flying
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    First Problem:

    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...erference.html

    The pilots can't use the iPads for internet use due to interference it has caused with Honeywell display units.

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  • Evan
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    Originally posted by Moose135 View Post
    From the article linked by Spectator:


    Now, what that means in actual practice?
    Does that mean it is unavailable during those critical aspects of flight?

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  • Moose135
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    Originally posted by Evan View Post
    Well I guess this officially puts the "use of unapproved portable electronic devices may affect navigational systems" myth to rest.
    From the article linked by Spectator:

    The iPad is considered a Class 1 electronic device, meaning it is stowed during takeoff and landing under Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
    Now, what that means in actual practice?

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  • Passion for flying
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    Today is June 1 not April 1.
    Are you sure this is not a joke?

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  • Evan
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    Originally posted by Spectator View Post
    Alaska Airlines has begun a program to phase out printed flight manuals with digital copies carried on an iPad.

    http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsr...527_082430.asp

    What do those of you who sit in the front seat think about the idea? To me it seems like a good idea on the face of it, but I can imagine concerns regarding using consumer grade hardware for what would become flight critical equipment in an emergency.

    I see comments elsewhere which raise some interesting points for potential enhancements, some of which are in use already by private pilots:
    • Automatic selection of approach charts based on GPS location
    • Actual position displayed on a approach chart
    • More easily visible in dim lighting


    And best of all:
    Well I guess this officially puts the "use of unapproved portable electronic devices may affect navigational systems" myth to rest.

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  • Spectator
    started a topic iPad Flight Manuals

    iPad Flight Manuals

    Alaska Airlines has begun a program to phase out printed flight manuals with digital copies carried on an iPad.

    http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsr...527_082430.asp

    What do those of you who sit in the front seat think about the idea? To me it seems like a good idea on the face of it, but I can imagine concerns regarding using consumer grade hardware for what would become flight critical equipment in an emergency.

    I see comments elsewhere which raise some interesting points for potential enhancements, some of which are in use already by private pilots:
    • Automatic selection of approach charts based on GPS location
    • Actual position displayed on a approach chart
    • More easily visible in dim lighting


    And best of all:

    Originally posted by David Flink
    "This is your Captain speaking…we are currently flying at 35,000 feet and I just got four stars on Angry Birds!" http://mashable.com/2011/05/31/alask...-pilots-ipads/
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