Your Next American Airlines Pilot Is Now Allowed To Use An iPad While Flying

If you weren't already worried about your captain being drunk the next time you fly American, just hope he isn't drunk and playing Fruit Ninja — now a reality, thanks to the FAA.

Airlines are in favour of it because they claim it'll allow cockpits to toss giant collections of heavy flight charts and manuals, thus saving fuel. The FAA seems to buy it, because as of friday, it'll be 100% legal. While we're all for modernisation and sophistication in the air, I think there's something to be said for having critical documents upon an entire cabin's lives in hard copy. Tablets can break, be spilled upon, be dropped, freeze, be infected with viruses, and a hundred other things electronics are susceptible to. Paper isn't. [TechCrunch]

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