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May 16th 2013 4:58PM You do tune out the honking of the stabilizer trim. The "stabilizer motion" call from the computer is rare enough, however, that it tends to get you're attention quickly. I agree, the honking they could have done away with, though.
Good luck this fall and next year when hiring starts to take off, Zach. You're timing is perfect!
May 15th 2013 4:11PM Hi Marco,
Good luck with the certification. We use the RAM mounts that have two suction cups. Working well for the entire fleet, except that the 777 uses velcro strips to hook the iPad to an open area just under the window near their outboard knees. Simple, but it works.
I don't understand why we could always carry heavy Jepps, but the iPad is a big concern.
Hope it works out for you. You'll love not doing revisions!
May 8th 2013 11:08PM Hi Lucio,
I'm flying Grant and 4 of his friends down to Rio on the 23rd, arriving on the 24th. I think we're planning on paragliding and possibly meeting up with you? He will chat with you more...
See you soon!
May 2nd 2013 6:06PM That is true, Al.
It's a bit of a 'low flyer.'
Small wing, big fuselage, I suppose explains it.
May 1st 2013 4:30AM There are so many 'gotchas' in those 10-4 and 10-0 pages that we do read them. The chart notams are a mess and get overlooked, however. I think there will be a push to condense the info as much as possible by only showing the information you need based on your landing runway and arrival and even expected route to the gate. But we're a ways off from that, I would imagine.
Apr 10th 2013 11:07AM Hi Ted,
Our aircraft manuals (not including the QRH) are loaded into the Goodreader App. We have been using the iPad for these 4 manuals for about 3 years I would guess. It's only the Jepps that is new for us.
The 767 fleet is now approved, so I flew my first Jepps Manual Free flight a few days ago. It was fantastic!
Apr 6th 2013 10:12AM Bookmarking this one. This write-up is going to turn in to a 'to do' list for Paris trips.
That said, I'm sitting in a hotel room here right now trying to find excuses for why I shouldn't do my taxes.
Maybe I should go run.
Mar 24th 2013 11:09PM Hi Ted,
No, it's the JeppTC Pro. Two iPads and two battery packs serve as all the backup we need according to the FAA.
Mar 22nd 2013 4:09PM Hi Fred,
It's pretty much a stock iPad 2 16GB that was prepared for AA by a third party. There's an Amazon link to the backup battery we use in the text of the article if you're interested.
Mar 22nd 2013 12:49AM Each pilot was assigned an iPad 2 16GB that they are responsible for updating every two weeks with the latest Jepp revisions and as needed for the company manuals.
On a side note these revisions, when completed in the paper manuals, used to take hours to accomplish. I probably spent more than 60 hours a year doing those mind-numbing revisions, so it's not just the weight that we're excited about, it's the quick updates that are so convenient.