Quiz: How well do you know the FAA rules for flying with an iPad?

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It’s time for some recurrent training on the rules and best practices related to flying with an iPad in the airplane. This interactive quiz will test your knowledge and includes links to additional resources for more information on each topic.

Which Advisory Circular (AC) is most applicable for the majority of general aviation Part 91 operations when using an iPad as an Electronic Flight Bag?
Which Advisory Circular (AC) is most applicable for the majority of general aviation Part 91 operations when using an iPad as an Electronic Flight Bag?
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Which types of operations require the pilot to follow the guidance of AC 120-76 before using an iPad in flight to replace paper charts?
Which types of operations require the pilot to follow the guidance of AC 120-76 before using an iPad in flight to replace paper charts?
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Which of the following hardware options satisfy the 2020 ADS-B out mandate to fly in airspace that currently requires a Mode C transponder?
Which of the following hardware options satisfy the 2020 ADS-B out mandate to fly in airspace that currently requires a Mode C transponder?
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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.?
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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What type of electronic interference testing is required before using the iPad as an electronic flight bag in non-turbine aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.?
What type of electronic interference testing is required before using the iPad as an electronic flight bag in non-turbine aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.?
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Which of the following is true regarding Airplane Mode on the iPad:
Which of the following is true regarding Airplane Mode on the iPad:
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Advisory Circular 91-78 requires pilots to mount the iPad when used in the airplane.
Advisory Circular 91-78 requires pilots to mount the iPad when used in the airplane.
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Pilots flying a pressurized airplane must carry proof that the iPad will continue to operate after a rapid cabin decompression.
Pilots flying a pressurized airplane must carry proof that the iPad will continue to operate after a rapid cabin decompression.
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8 COMMENTS

    • The stone headed axe will still do a better job chopping wood for a survival fire than the iPad will.
      I also like to remember “just because the FAA says it is *legal* doesn’t mean it is *smart*”.
      I love my iPad, but I don’t leave the airport environment without paper backup.

  1. I agree with Ed above I always have a current Charts where I fly for back-ups.I have never had to use the charts but it makes me feel safer.–cs

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