The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate the larger screens on these new phones. The increased readability make the latest iPhones a great backup option as an Electronic Flight Bag, since it’s probably in your pocket already and one app subscription works on two devices at once. Even beyond backup, some pilots are using the iPhone 6 Plus as their primary EFB, finding its large-but-not-too-large size to be just right for yoke mounting.
Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it’s smart to secure it in the cockpit. Some new options from RAM offer convenient ways to keep them stable.
The newest mounts are RAM’s classic EZ-Rol’r style, which feature a fixed bottom and a semi-flexible top that snaps over the iPhone screen to hold it in place. These are extremely well-made mounts that can stand up to years of abuse. If you already have a RAM suction cup or yoke mount, it’s easy and inexpensive to buy only the cradle, then add it to your existing mount. These are now available for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Note that these mounts are form-fitting, so they will not work with a case on your phone.
Another good option for mounting the iPhone 6/6 Plus, especially if you use a case or a large screen protector, is the RAM X-Grip. This is available in a small size that’s ideal for almost all smartphones, and its quick-release design makes it fast and easy to remove your phone. Again, you can purchase only the cradle, or as a kit for suction cup and yoke mount.
The complete selection of RAM Mounts is available here.