Things are slow to change with anything involving bureaucracy.
For instance, something as simple as this is still being considered:
More States Weigh Digital Car Insurance Cards - NYTimes.com
I suppose part of the problem is that us end users don't see the big picture. It's easy to see the benefits, but not so easy to see how much work it would cause. Also, any system built up over years has developed it's own checks and balances. Sweeping it all away, even if it looks beneficial, may have unforeseen consequences.
Sent from my stock iPad 2
He agrees and yet, he does not necessisarily agree.
On the one hand, I wonder what WILL happen if the iPad dies when the data is needed. On the other hand, I wonder who is making good bank because the FAA/others are tied to something like a sweetheart deal. On the third hand, I read too many novels where someone has cut a deal and what looks good on the surface is really happening because someone is being paid.
Will the pilots JB and will that cause issues?
Will Angry Birds occupy their time?
Will they say, "now that I do not need to carry books and plots and charts, I can fill my tote with other stuff that weighs the same? Are iPads cool and that is why they are suddenly "needed?"
Not sure what to say.
Helicopter pilots in the North Sea use them and say they're rubbish due to the amount of vibration in the aircraft. Most would rather have an iPhone 4S.