Portable Wireless MFD on a Kneeboard

Here is a "quick and dirty" web page that illustrates what is possible in portable MFD (Multi-Functional Display) technology using today's relatively inexpensive electronic devices.  I just cut and pasted this from internet ads.

These three accessories are all intended for use with the common Apple iPad.  All are wireless - no spaghetti in the cockpit.


The Kneeboard

iPad Kneeboard Pro || From MyGoFlight

iPad Kneeboard Pro™:

"It Is Just Brilliant!" — E. Davidson, EVP, AOPA France
"I adopted the iPad to make my life easier and lighten my bag. But the iPad was not designed to be a cockpit fixture, and the risk is that it becomes a missile in turbulence. Your product is well-designed, built with quality materials, and fits the needs of real pilots."

Call (303) 364‑7400 or visit MyGoFlight.com.

My note...  this is only ONE available option.  If you want to see what's out there, do a Goolge search on "ipad kneeboard"

The Hardware and Software


An Apple iPad running WingX Pro7 Version 5 for iPad — Includes In-Flight Weather

The new WingX Pro7 Version 5 Moving Map adds ADS-B In-Flight Weather, Terrain-Enhanced VFR Sectionals, IFR Low/High Enroute charts, ADS-B NEXRAD, TFRs, SUAs, and a lot more. All moving map views can be displayed fullscreen or side-by-side. Also included: Animated weather images, DUATS, A/FD, AOPA Directory with Yelp integration, Route Planning, FARs, E6B, and more. WingX is also available for Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and Android.


Click here for more information.


Sporty's Catalog Page

GNS 5870 MFI with Bluetooth, "WAAS enabled"

  • The GNS 5870 MFI GPS Bluetooth receiver has a stylish design is small and ultra flat (79.1 x 45.3 x 11.3) mm. 

  • The embedded Li-Ion battery allows for an operation time of over 10 hours.

  • Because of the Bluetooth connection the 30-pin dock connector is not blocked and free for usage with other accessories like audio player handsfree or FM Transmitter.  Also the dock connector is not physically stressed. 

  • The GNS 5870 MFI can also be used with PC, Net/Notebook. 
    The GNS 5870 MFI comes with a cigarette lighter adaptor and a USB cable for charging,  Also it can be charged via any USB port.

  • Thanks to the wireless connection the GNS 5870 MFI can be optimized placed in your car or aircraft, up on the dashboard, next to the windshield where there is minimum GPS signal shading.

  • The GNS 5870 MFI is the most flexible GPS receiver you can buy. Because of Bluetooth you are well prepared for future products without any connector hassle.