Flying with iPad mini: A pilot’s review

Apple specifically mentioned pilots when it released the 2021 iPad mini, so we interviewed 35 year aviator Scott Oglesby to learn more about its usefulness in the cockpit.

Scott Oglesby has been flying planes since 1985, and after a multi-year hiatus returned to a new technology-driven form of flying in 2013. Prior to the ubiquity of internet connectivity and the introduction of iPad, pilots were required to plot routes on physical maps with pencils and call airports for a weather forecast.

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