Greg Summers is a ‘student pilot’ (in “the pilot is always learning, sense, as he has his PPL and is on to instrument work) who is chronicling his journey through a blog and video podcast available on the web at http://www.studentpilotjournal.com. He has produced 24 episodes of content, which is no small feat. We were tickled to learn that Greg profiled both ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 and ForeFlight Checklist in his latest episode, Episode #24.
Greg’s setup in the plane is very similar to ours. We use suction mounts from RAM Mounts, place them just forward of the door bulkhead and high so that they do not obstruct the panel, and keep the positioning as close to eye level as possible. The positioning varies by aircraft, of course. In a Mooney, for example, you might end up placing the suction mount just aft of the forward door jam, above the air inlet. The point is to always keep the device mounted and within view so that you don’t have to go heads down to find your checklist or the next check item.
A streaming copy of the video is available on Viddler at http://www.viddler.com/explore/foreflight/videos/1/