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Old 05-03-2018, 10:36 AM   #1  
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New guy here. Getting ready to show for INDOC and going ahead and purchasing my iPad. What are the authorized versions and what kind of mounting system is used? Do we have to carry our own mounts or are they already installed in the aircraft? Thanks for the help!!
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New guy here. Getting ready to show for INDOC and going ahead and purchasing my iPad. What are the authorized versions and what kind of mounting system is used? Do we have to carry our own mounts or are they already installed in the aircraft? Thanks for the help!!
Hereís a demo of the Ram mounting system:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ByyFYFu6q2I
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Bob Mount - google it. Or fat gecko mount (single or double suction) are only mounts authorized. You wonít need the mount till sim so can order on Amazon and have shipped to hotel while in training. iPad 9.7 or 10.5


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Bob Mount - google it. Or fat gecko mount (single or double suction) are only mounts authorized. You wonít need the mount till sim so can order on Amazon and have shipped to hotel while in training. iPad 9.7 or 10.5


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Yeah, a mount isnít needed till SIMs.
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I realize you donít need the mount till the sim, thanks. Iím concerned about it now because if I could get a mount such as the pivot I was going to save money by going ahead and getting it so my iPad could be protected in a case. No need to waste money by purchasing a case that I would only use for a few months just to put it in another case later. Does the company just not authorize the Pivot? Itís FAA certified. Looks like something that would be nice and save some space in that ole bag of ours. In this case then with the fat gecko and bob, what are good cases that work well with them?
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I realize you donít need the mount till the sim, thanks. Iím concerned about it now because if I could get a mount such as the pivot I was going to save money by going ahead and getting it so my iPad could be protected in a case. No need to waste money by purchasing a case that I would only use for a few months just to put it in another case later. Does the company just not authorize the Pivot? Itís FAA certified. Looks like something that would be nice and save some space in that ole bag of ours. In this case then with the fat gecko and bob, what are good cases that work well with them?
You can only use the mounts approved by Mesa. I like the ipadDeckMount for the Ejet. It is easy. Fits nicely in a flight bag.

You need the iPad pretty close to day 1. The mount is day 40+.
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These are my favorite cases. They’re far better than a bulky, ugly otterbox and about half the price, plus the rubber doesn’t get sticky. I’ve bought three of them, including one for my phone.

https://www.supcase.com/ipad-pro-9-7.html

I’ve used the single suction cup mount for 2 years and it’s been fine. I’d like the deck mount but its not worth the price they’re asking.

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You can only use the mounts approved by Mesa. I like the ipadDeckMount for the Ejet. It is easy. Fits nicely in a flight bag.

You need the iPad pretty close to day 1. The mount is day 40+.
Do you need the cellular option or will just the WiFi option work? Which leads to a different question as to whether the flight software uploaded includes geo-tracking or not. What else should I know or options should I get with the iPad (considering the 10.5 pro)?
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Do you need the cellular option or will just the WiFi option work? Which leads to a different question as to whether the flight software uploaded includes geo-tracking or not. What else should I know or options should I get with the iPad (considering the 10.5 pro)?
No requirement for cellular. You use WiFi at the hotel to keep it your charts and manuals up to date. I do have cellular service, but it isnít required. I use it at the terminal or in the plane occasionally to get releases before ops brings them. No geo tracking is allowed at regionals. You need a standard sized iPad - the mini and larger sizes arenít allowed. I bought the latest iPad since I wanted it to last for a while.
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Mesa does allow the 10.5 pro. I use my cell service all the time but it is an extra luxury. I love my bob mount, it packs a much smaller foot print in my bag.

Some regionals do allow georeferenced taxi diagrams. Mesa used to have it but I guess it was cheaper to drop it.
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