Apple iPads are taking over throughout aviation! Pilots in both general aviation and the airlines were some of the early adopters to use iPads in the cockpit as electronic flight bags. This has basically eliminated the hassle of paper navigation charts and manuals.
Then we saw American Airlines flight crews being provided with iPads and the FAA even granted permission to use them during all phases of flight, yes even during takeoff and landings! (Doesn’t Alec Baldwin wish he could do that!) And now we are starting to see the iPad in hangars more often throughout the world. Technology can be our friend and guess what folks, it can make your life better!
Just think, the end of trying to read a grease-covered page in the maintenance manual could become a faint memory. Need to update a maintenance log quick? Maybe reference a 3-D demonstration video of a particular part removal or install? Maybe zoom in on a specific bolt or watch a video you found in the manual that shows you how to use a tool to get the job done. All of these things can be done right from the iPad and this is only the beginning of what’s to come!
With a quick browse of the many aviation apps in iTunes that are available today, you will find everything from maintenance logging and tracking, training, electronic flight bags, to regulation data and AOG/service locating apps.
AMT magazine comes to life!
Have you seen AMT magazine in its newest form, the iPad version? Just think of everything you love each month in the print edition of AMT magazine now available in a digital rich media format with videos, interactive charts and photos, AND more exclusive AMT article content all on the iPad.
If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to the iTunes store and download the latest edition of AMT magazine. P.S. right now you can download the app for FREE thanks to sponsoring partner Phillips66 Aviation Lubricants.
In iTunes you can search for ‘AMT Magazine’ or scan this QR code with your iPad and begin your download now.
So next time you’re ready for a break from playing Angry Birds or checking email, download the latest free edition of AMT magazine on your iPad!
As always, we’re looking for your feedback! Please drop a note to jon.jezo@AviationPros.com and let us know what you like about the new iPad version of AMT.
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