Fan; Lets talk GPS's - you know the ones that were velcro'd and stuck to glare shields using velco, PK screws and other unapproved means of attachment - been there, I recall a GPS mounted on the top of a glareshield in a 206 with velro that fell between the pilots feet during final, fabulous!
Lets make this very clear, if one is utilizing and iPad as EFB the operational philosophy for using the iPad is that it effectively replaces paper charts, maps and manuals using a small, easy-to-use device capable of storing huge amounts of data and data is viewable in all phases of flight and in all lighting conditions - am I at least correct in assuming that much?
The Various company documents or manuals may be contained on the iPad such as:
• Various Flight Manuals
• SOP Manual
• Minimum Equipment List
• Company Operations Manual
• SMS Manual
• Aeronautical Information Manual
• Electronic Approach Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation)
• Low Altitude Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation)
• Canada Flight Supplement
So are you saying there that procedures to ensure control of the aforementioned documents are not required if one is utilizing an iPAD as an EFB? What about any other iPad company documents? iPad security? Procedures that flight crews must remain vigilant and shall not allow distractions from PED’s especially during sterile cockpit phases of flight. Procedures for Power management, Ipad updating to ensure that when charts and other documents are expired and other iPad library documents have expired. Individuals authorized to install software updates. Procedures that are followed during iPAD abnormal operations such as, Unable to start up normally or unit frozen with no response, unable to access required information, unable to update critical documents. What about iPad Operations procedures during Flight, Pre Flight, Departure, Cruise, Arrival, Post Flight, Abnormal and Emergency, Using the iPad for Electronic Checklists, Reporting EFB Malfunctions etc.
Infinity Blade II or Pac-Mac 256 are a little less complicated...
Have a nice day - been a slice!
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