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Old 03-13-2016, 03:54 PM
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Now on issue 4,071 much better uploading with iPad Pro


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Old 03-13-2016, 04:52 PM
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I see that paper towel poking out from behind Vlad. You have been eating lunch on autopilot AND reading VANS at the same time! Right?
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:36 AM
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Wellll... If I have to be completely honest.. Sometimes I read here;



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Old 03-14-2016, 10:03 AM
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I have to compliment Vlad again. I nominate him for the "get out and fly your plane" world champion ambassador of general/experimental aviation.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:06 AM
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At the office, in between patients!
Exactly. Helps maintain sanity.

So now when I get a little behind in my workday flow, I don't know whether to blame the electronic medical record (thanks, politician jerks) or the VAF (sincere thanks, Doug and community)

VAF is a great way to redeem the little snippets of time that open up in even a well-run schedule. And if you're the boss, who can say anything to ya?

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Old 03-14-2016, 11:10 AM
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Vlad, can you really get internet data aloft, or did you open that page on the ground just for the photo?

If you can access the web at altitude, I want your secret. Heck, the whole world wants your secret.

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Old 03-14-2016, 12:15 PM
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Stormy,
Below 2,000' AGL almost everywhere in CONUS there is a signal reception. In your woods even higher. I was able to check VAF at 6.5 by you no secret here. Excellent internet in Montana and Idaho. Parts of Colorado has tons of towers on mountaintops.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:07 PM
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Cell towers tend to have antenna patterns sharply focused in a narrow horizontal plane, aimed downward a few degrees at the horizon or just below (I'm pretty sure). The networks are known to discriminate against rapidly moving targets that hit multiple towers at once with similar signal strength (denial of service to presumptive aeronautical-mobiles) - unless this is urban legend.

In my experience, cell calls are only possible within a few hundred feet of the ground - say 500' or less, and very unreliably. If you are patient, a text message might go out at the 2, 3, 4k level or higher but it can take minutes to happen. I have never successfully gotten data on my iPhone (Verizon) in flight at any altitude where it seemed safe to try (>1000 AGL). What you are saying will open the door to in-flight cockpit WX data as never before, even without ADS-B.

I am truly curious whether other pilots are having the same success, or if I just don't get airborne enough these days - quite possible.

Sorry for thread drift.

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Old 03-15-2016, 07:31 PM
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Cell towers tend to have antenna patterns sharply focused in a narrow horizontal plane, aimed downward a few degrees at the horizon or just below (I'm pretty sure). The networks are known to discriminate against rapidly moving targets that hit multiple towers at once with similar signal strength (denial of service to presumptive aeronautical-mobiles) - unless this is urban legend.

In my experience, cell calls are only possible within a few hundred feet of the ground - say 500' or less, and very unreliably. If you are patient, a text message might go out at the 2, 3, 4k level or higher but it can take minutes to happen. I have never successfully gotten data on my iPhone (Verizon) in flight at any altitude where it seemed safe to try (>1000 AGL). What you are saying will open the door to in-flight cockpit WX data as never before, even without ADS-B.

I am truly curious whether other pilots are having the same success, or if I just don't get airborne enough these days - quite possible.

Sorry for thread drift.

-Stormy out.
This is really interesting Bill & Vlad. Here's why. A couple of years ago, the local FBO gave me a device for using my cell phone in the air. I found that it would only work at very low altitude and right over the interstate ( I-85, northeast of Atlanta). As soon as I got higher or away from I 85----no signal. I'm not discounting what you say Vlad, just my experience with cell tower signals.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:42 PM
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This is really interesting Bill & Vlad. Here's why. A couple of years ago, the local FBO gave me a device for using my cell phone in the air. I found that it would only work at very low altitude and right over the interstate ( I-85, northeast of Atlanta). As soon as I got higher or away from I 85----no signal. I'm not discounting what you say Vlad, just my experience with cell tower signals.
Don a lot of things changed from couple years ago. Today I was exploring my vicinities and had three devices online. iPadPro as primary efis iPad mini as a internet browsing device and iPhone to monitor emails from work. Everything worked. Slow but worked.
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