Recently, AOPA conducted a survey in which 53% of respondents indicated that they used an iPad in the cockpit. Folks, this is a staggering number when you consider that the first iPad was sold less than two years ago. For the first 90 years of aviation, change came quite slowly to the cockpit, but what we have seen in the last 10 years has revolutionized almost every aspect of flying … and it’s accelerating.
We lost 50 pounds in only two months. We have gone from carrying that much weight in paper to the airport to only two iPads. That’s better than Jenny Craig, but when you consider just how much smarter these devices are than paper, you quickly understand the unbelievable adoption rate among pilots. From flight planning and weather briefing all the way through departure procedures, charting and approach plates, these little 1.5 pound devices do it all. But the work doesn’t stop at the chocks. Once we arrive, they serve up email, hotel reservations, driving directions, books, and music, just to scratch the surface. In a very short time it has become hard to imagine flying anywhere without the iPad.
Now, when you put a tablet computer together with online training you really hit the jackpot—training on your schedule, where ever you are, on an easy-to-handle, lightweight device. Wow! You can even sign up at this moment for an online course, and be taking it just moments later. We have come a long way, but believe that the future will provide even newer ways to train. You can count on KING to be there with products you can trust to help you reach your aviation goals. To learn about taking KING courses on your iPad or other tablets, see page on using mobile devices.
By the way, the only problem with losing all that weight the way we did is that it only works in the cockpit! We still need to keep up our exercise!