Great news for Pilots & Operators: Many have already ditched the heavy Pilot’s kit bag, and soon you can too!
With the approval by the FAA, EASA, and other national aviation agencies authorizing the use of tablets from Apple, Microsoft, and others as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), we can replace the over 35 pounds of paper aeronautical charts, Operating Manuals, performance calculators and checklists that pilots must carry.
The next obvious step was to engineer a device to make them “Securable and Viewable” in the cockpit for all phases of flight. You have two choices:
Portable/Class 1 (Viewable Stowage) or Installed/Classes 2-4 (Mounted).
Portable solutions, like the FlyPad Tray, are quite easily attached/unattached by the pilot and can stay with the aircraft or easily fit in their kitbag. They DO NOT require an STC.
Installed solutions require an STC and the VERY LARGE expenditure of both money and time to implement.
The FlyPad Tray is a Portable/Class 1 device for making your EFB “Secured and Viewable”, and does not require an STC!