But, it is safe to use the same iPad right up next to the instruments?!
United Airlines said Tuesday it was replacing the hefty flight manuals and chart books its pilots have long used with 11,000 iPads carrying the same data.
The 1.5 pound (0.7 kilogram) iPad will take the place of about 38 pounds (17 kilograms) of paper instructions, data and charts pilots have long used to help guide them, parent company United Continental Holdings said...
"The introduction of iPads ensures our pilots have essential and real-time information at their fingertips at all times throughout the flight."
Flying has become a miserable and surreal experience.