Choose an aviation kneeboard that works for you! There are some points to consider that may be impacted by your training and the type of flying you are doing. Keeping things organized in the cockpit could be a real challenge. You've got charts, electronic devices, a pad of paper to write down that last minute clearance, a flashlight, and a pen to write with. Ask any pilot; things just have a way to roll around the cockpit on their own! It is essential to have a system that keeps everything in one place and organized.
Are You A Pilot That Will Use An iPad?
It is more common today for pilots to use iPads in the cockpit to replace paper charts. There are options for iPad aviation kneeboards, such as our Evolution Kneeboard for iPad. Our kneeboard can be quickly configured allowing the pilot to use an iPad or refer to a hard copy. When the iPad is not in use, it's simply positioned under the clipboard panel. While using the iPad the clipboard panel can be positioned under the iPad panel. The kneeboard contents are secured both ways and are not left hanging open. The kneeboard comes with an adjustable leg strap with a side locking buckle. If this is the way you fly you will want something sturdy that can hold the iPad in place. You may also want to consider a yoke mount. Cleverly engineered, and a great tool for optimum cockpit organization
Are You A Pilot That Will Use A Notebook?
If you like sectionals and a notepad, there are various clip styles available.Consider our tri-fold aviation kneeboard. The elongated kneeboard (6-1/2" by 10-1/4") accommodates all aeronautical charts without additional folding. For the pilot looking for a flight "briefcase",the knee-board fits snugly into a three-panel jacket. The left panel has ample room for small books, and papers. The center panel holds the kneeboard under clear plastic with a pen/pencil holder and buttonholes on either side allowing a pilot to fold back one or both panels with the leg band. The right panel contains a clear pocket for easy map viewing,and the elastic leg band's velcro closure fit any leg size comfortably. It includes black nylon with an embroidered silver wings logo.