FAA Approves iPads for Charter Pilots

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cultofmac.com/faa-approves-ipads-for-charter-pilots/85169

    The Federal Aviation Association approved the iPad as a navigation device on some charter flights.
    On Februrary 1, the magical device was cleared as a navigation device. The FAA gave thumbs’ up to Cincinnati- based Executive Jet, who said it made 250 flights as part of the certification process.
    Late last year, we wrote about a private pilot who was using his iPad with paper charts to guide the plane.
     
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    Hmm, so I guess iPads don't have to be turned off below 10,000' then. :)
     
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    If there were a way to have an award fro the pithiest description of the stupidity of FAA electronic device rules this is it. Well done indeed, homeyfour. You are my new hero! :D:D:D:D
     
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    Funny, I just mentioned this over in the Travel Tech forum. Seriously - the pilots can have iPads on mere inches from avionics, but passengers can't?
     
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    Yeah, this seems to disprove the whole turning off the electronics thing.[​IMG]
     
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    Interesting.

    So if Mr Jobs' gestapo decides to remotely delete the navigation app from the pilot's iPad and the plane crashes because of this, who would be to blame?

    And wouldn't every software update to an iPad be subject to FAA approval now?
     
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