In more mysterious and less functional iPad news, the Air Force abruptly canceled plans to buy up a whole mess of iPads for pilots. 3000 iPad 2’s were on order and were meant to replace the 40 pound flight bag of charts and graphs that pilots normally carry. No reason was given although the Air Force says it’s still interested in using the iPads down the line somehow, somewhere.
Now, this is all fine, stuff happens, whatever. BUT! What about all those iPads being used as flight bags on commercial flights right now? Did the Air Force need the pads to do something that commercial jets don’t do? Or are all of those commercial pilots flying with faulty equipment? Could my pilot get lost?