iPad used as flight charts and manuals

Alaska Airlines has decided to ditch paper and will begin using the iPad for flight manuals, further propelling the tablets' popularity in the aviation space.

Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon [...] the airline has announced that it will be replacing its traditional flight manuals with iPads.

Earlier this year the FAA approved the iPad for flight charts used among pilots for Executive Jet Management, and this is another big step for airlines and pilots to get into the paperless game.

So don't be surprised if a year (or less) from now you see most pilots strolling about with their iPad before taking off!