Apple IPads in Cockpits May Hasten End of Era for Paper Navigation Charts

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  1. Chimpy
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    Hope they bring their charger and have a power port on board :)
     
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    Typically if you use anything not hard wired to the aircraft and inspected regularly (external gps, iPad) you are required to have a backup source of information. Because of this, I think it will be a long time before the paper charts disappear.
     
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    I wonder when the first plane that has multi-touch screen for pilots built-in will take-off? Or will robots be flying planes by then?
     
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    Will the pilots be prohibited from having these on below 10,000 feet? And if not, what does this say about the electronics ban in general, given that one or more iPads will be in very close proximity to the avionics of the aircraft?
     

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