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Thread: Paper Charts

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    I use two mounted 8 inch tablet gps's for long cross country trips. Both are connected to power and one has an external antenna. I would like to have WAC charts....but. I enjoy laying out charts and picking routes but, conditions change. So I like the flexibility of GPS. My wife likes charts to follow, when she stays awake.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Use the tablet mostly, but I still carry them with me in the plane, and yes they are all outdated....
    Forrest Miller

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    2500 hours flying with GPS and Loran and never had a failure. I always have paper charts (not up to date) and a spare GPS and batteries in addition to two mounted GPS’s with moving maps.
    Most importantly for me is to insure I compare my GPS purple line heading to my wet compass. In a GPS failure maintaining the wet compass heading will get me to my next airport.
    My battery power far exceeds my bladder.
    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 01-08-2018 at 09:29 AM.

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    I just realized it’s been over a year since I used a paper aviation chart. I have been using my gps and/or the phone on the longer cross country flights. When not using digital I used select pages from a road atlas (I am not always headed to a published airport). Sometimes on familiar routes I just get airborne and point the nose in the general direction.

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    I've used my paper charts to wallpaper the bathroom at the hangar.... Also handy to look at cross country plans while seated!
    Tom Ferraro
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