What makes the iPad so valuable in flight?
Speed. Accuracy. Consistency. Connected Flight.
The iPad can help you make decisions faster and with greater accuracy. If you fly different aircraft, it can represent a consistent set of tools to be used regardless of which aircraft you are in. It can “connect” with weather information and display its position on your route of flight. It can “connect” with ground support personnel with low-cost satellite communicator providing two way communications. Thus questions of routing, diversion, weather avoidance, airport selection, arrival procedures, and emergency handling can all be handled, quickly, efficiently and with the aid of current weather and a second set of eyes.
The iPad has changed everything about what we know and think about EFBs. And it represents the single easiest and least expensive way to upgrade any aircraft and any pilot to be able to take advantage of the latest avionics.
Think of the iPad not as an electronic chart system, which it is, but more like a central command and control system that “connects” the pilot to charts, weather & traffic information, ground support, and the panel.
The goals of Connected Flight™ are to improve safety, reduce stress, simplify flight operations, improve aeronautical decision making, and increase the amount of time we fly in length and frequency of flights.
Attendees will learn how to utilize an iPad and Connected Flight™ for flight planning, understanding weather, and integration into their work flow and decision making during all critical phases of flight. Real world scenarios will be used to demonstrate this concept and show how it works – on the taxiway, on departure, when having to re-plan due to ATC requests or weather or emergency, on approach, and then landing. We will demonstrate how Connected Flight™ can connect an aircraft to people on the ground that can then provide support to pilots in-flight and assist in simplifying flight operations using technologies now available to everyone.
The intended audience for this discussion is pilots, flight instructors, flight operations departments, and flight ground support personnel.
Session attendees are encouraged to come to the seminar with their iPad/tablet charged and with their flight apps and data up to-date. This will allow participants to follow as scenarios are used to demonstrate what it looks like to have mastered the iPad in-flight and allow for a skills self-assessment.
Below is the list of products that make up Connected Flight™. Click to learn more about each product and to purchase.
Charles Schneider is an instrument rated pilot and an advocate of pilots taking advantage of advanced technology in-flight. He has always flown with an EFB starting with heavy and expensive laptop computers. With the advent of the iPad, Schneider saw it as an opportunity to use a low cost, securable, easy to use device to improve his flying. His goal with this seminar is to help pilots make flying safer, simpler and more fun. Schneider is CEO of MYGOFLIGHT, a company that teaches the benefits of using technology in-flight and maker of premium iPad gear and flight bags for pilots.
Flight schools, military and commercial operators are also welcome to create contests that can then compete on a regional level along with IMC Clubs. Interested operators should contact Charles Schneider by email on email@example.com to discuss participation.
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