New i pad App The i HUD


As many of you know the i pad has and is still in the process of revolutionizing aviation.  The ability to electronically store all of the maps and approach plates in the world has definitely made my life as a ferry pilot WAY easier.  In the olden days I would have to bring a stack of paper maps and approach plates that weighed literally POUNDS!  Now all I bring is my i Pad.  The latest gizmo I’ve found is the i HUD.  The i HUD is a virtual heads up display that in the event of the loss of your vacuum pump, followed shortly by your artificial horizon, can give you attitude information for up to eight hours.  You do need to buy the sending unit that costs about $800 but in my opinion if this thing works would be worth it.  The app also claims to give you synthetic vision that, again if works as advertised, would be a great tool when shooting low IFR approaches.  The future is here people and technology is making flying so easy even I can do it. 

2 Replies to “New i pad App The i HUD”

  1. I was thinking the same thing. When I shoot a GPS approach I’m amazed by the situational awareness it gives me and the accuracy.

  2. Yup, I borrowed your link when I immediately thought about Lex. I wonder if the ipad’s synthetic vision could have gotten him down. Refresh rate and accuracy and all that.

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