iPad Flight Review – 8 key questions

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Ok, you’ve been flying with the iPad for several years and the thought of manually calculating the time en route to your destination or unfolding a sectional chart in the cockpit makes you cringe. But like everything in aviation, it pays dividends to spend some time brushing up on the basics to keep your knowledge and skills sharp. Take our latest quiz to see where you stand.

1. What type of backup does the FAA require when using the iPad as an electronic flight bag (EFB) in non-turbine aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.?
1. What type of backup does the FAA require when using the iPad as an electronic flight bag (EFB) in non-turbine aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.?
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2. What is one way to extend the life of your iPad battery during a flight if no charging sources are available?
2. What is one way to extend the life of your iPad battery during a flight if no charging sources are available?
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3. What course of action should you take if your iPad overheats in the airplane?
3. What course of action should you take if your iPad overheats in the airplane?
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4. What is the best way during preflight to check that the required charts for your upcoming flight?
4. What is the best way during preflight to check that the required charts for your upcoming flight?
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5. When using an iPad app as a preflight weather resource, you are required to use the “official weather briefing” function from Flight Service to be legal.
5. When using an iPad app as a preflight weather resource, you are required to use the “official weather briefing” function from Flight Service to be legal.
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6. What are the mounting requirements specified by AC 91-78 when flying with an iPad?
6. What are the mounting requirements specified by AC 91-78 when flying with an iPad?
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7. What is the most reliable way to receive in-flight weather updates on your iPad?
7. What is the most reliable way to receive in-flight weather updates on your iPad?
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8. While flying with the iPad you start to hear some radio interference through your headset. What is the most likely culprit?
8. While flying with the iPad you start to hear some radio interference through your headset. What is the most likely culprit?
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  1. While I admit that I haven’t researched this, I’m concerned that the “correct” answer is true in certain circumstances, but not most. The part of the regulation that was left out was:
    “Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight”.
    Unless there is an administrative or judicial opinion to the contrary, it seems to me that a fair reading of the regulation provides that if we are departing from a remote location from which you don’t have access to the official briefing, then it is not “available” and you are not required to be familiar with it. Otherwise, if it is “available” we are required to be familiar with it. This interpretation is at least somewhat supported by the fact that the NTSB reports makes note of the failure of the pilot to obtain an official weather briefing.
    Are you relying on an administrative or judicial opinion that interprets the language as indicated in the answer provided?

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