iPad Pro 9.7″ kneeboards and mounts

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The new 9.7″ iPad Pro is generating a lot of interest from the pilot community, specifically because of the new anti-glare screen technology. We were blown away with the sunlight readability in the cockpit, which is 40% less reflective than the already impressive iPad Air 2. iPad Pilot News readers have also reported back with similar findings.

A common question we get from pilots considering an iPad upgrade is how it will fit in an existing kneeboard or mount. Fortunately the exterior of the new iPad Pro features the same dimensions as the iPad Air 2, with just a few exceptions: the camera lens protrudes out slightly from the rear, it includes an adjacent camera flash bulb (flush-mounted), and there are 2 additional speakers located at the top of the device.

Here’s a quick rundown of kneeboard and mounting options, along with compatibility notes.

Most iPad Air kneeboards, like the Flight Outfitter model, are fully compatible with the new iPad Pro.
Most iPad Air kneeboards, like the Flight Outfitter model, are fully compatible with the new iPad Pro.
Kneeboards

Flight Outfitters iPad Air Kneeboard: Fully compatible

Sporty’s iPad Air Kneeboard: Fully compatible

Sporty’s iPad Air Rotating Kneeboard: Fully compatible

MyClip iPad Kneeboard: Fully compatible

MyGoFlight Folio C Kneeboard: Fully compatible

MyGoFlight iPad Air Sport Kneeboard: The current iPad Sport Case will fit the new iPad Pro 9.7″, however the current version will block the camera flash underneath the camera as well as the speakers on the bottom. An updated version will be available in late May 2016.

ASA iPad Air Kneeboard: This model will fit the iPad Pro 9.7″, but the back of the case blocks the camera flash.

iPro Air Commander Kneeboard: Fully compatible

RAM yoke mount for iPad
RAM’s yoke mount is an easy way to mount the iPad Proin clear view of the pilot.
Aircraft Mounts:

RAM Suction Cup Mount for iPad Air: Fully compatible

RAM Claw Yoke Mount for iPad Air: Fully compatible

MyGoFlight iPad Air Suction Cup Mount and Yoke Mount: This uses the same cradle as the Sport Kneeboard list above, and has the same limitation where the back of the case blocks the camera flash.

MyGoFlight Universal Cradle Suction Cup Mount and Yoke Mount: Fully compatible

Pivot Case with Suction Cup Mount for iPad Air 2: The Pivot case will fit the new iPad Pro, but the top part of the case does not have openings for the iPad Pro’s top 2 speakers.