Can you use an iPad on a check ride? We asked 3 examiners

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While the iPad was introduced over nine years ago, some FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs) still aren’t comfortable with its use on a check ride. The good news is that these DPEs are increasingly rare, and as the podcast recording below explains, iPads are 100% allowed on check rides. Listen as three prominent DPEs, Eric Crump, Jason Blair and Todd Ritchey, bust some myths about flight tests and ACS requirements. They also share some advice for using a tablet on a check ride, including pre-flighting your device, having a backup plan in place, and remembering to fly the airplane. Bring that iPad to your practical test, but make sure you know how to use it.

Listen to the 7-minute segment here:


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