Friday, January 14, 2011

iPad use in the cockpit---words of warning

We've spent some time covering various ways to use the iPad in the cockpit, so we think it only fair to post this cautionary stories as well from the Aviation Safety Reporting System as well.

By now, we should be well aware of the limitations of the iPad GPS (it is a non-WAAS assisted-GPS which relies on the cell network for optimal performance) as well as the issue of thermal shutdown. But these two reports to the ASRS underscore the risks of using the iPad GPS as anything more than a secondary reference device.

1 comment:

  1. A secondary reference device? I do think so. If the IPAD and other similar devices cannot offer a the best GPS, other dedicated gps tracking devices is the best way way to track locations.