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Old 12th Mar 2019, 16:15
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CAA Charts Memory Map

Apologies if this has been asked before, but as there will soon a new release of the North and South VFR Charts I was wondering if it was legal to fly with just the digital memory map versions on an iPad, or do you still need a hard copy?

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 17:14
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If it's illegal, I'm in trouble as I've been doing it with that software on and off for years.

That said, I have a multi-device licence, and often print the key bits of route off on A4 from my laptop, and take them with me. They get stuck on my kneeboard, scribbled on, and usually binned after a couple of trips.

The law says something along the lines of "The Captain must have satisfied themselves that they are carrying adequate and up to date navigational data". I see no reason why MM and NOTAMs on EasyVFR-basic can't do that.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 18:56
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GM1 to NCO.GEN.135 is what you want:
The documents, manuals and information may be available in a form other than on printed
paper. An electronic storage medium is acceptable if accessibility, usability and reliability can be
assured.
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 11:56
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Originally Posted by Richard_Richard View Post
Apologies if this has been asked before, but as there will soon a new release of the North and South VFR Charts I was wondering if it was legal to fly with just the digital memory map versions on an iPad, or do you still need a hard copy?

Many thanks!

Richard
Digital maps are now perfectly fine, as long as you have sufficient backup - reads 'have to make certain appropriate measures for reliability have been taken'. Even further, with the current regulation 'maps have to be current on basis of AIRAC cycles' some argue that paper charts are no longer valid backups ...
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 12:00
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Thanks for all the replies so far! Very useful
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:03
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or you can use this - updated every cycle

https://www.pocketfms.com/easyvfrbasic/
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