Originally Posted by BlndRvtr
I may not have a paper subscription but I print each IAP I plan to fly. I've never had the battery die or overheat with paper.
Me too (three, I guess). I also print out a few enroute alternates. But I guess if something mechanical went wrong, or the wx forecast was totally wrong, I might be relying on the iPad for the chart I needed. (In the -10, I've never experienced an iPad overheat). And I practice with the iPad (not paper) most of the time.
Like others, I don't miss filing all those revisions. And I like the price (as a CFI WingX gives me charts for free).
Finally, although I use the government charts from WingX, they are far better than the government charts of the past. I had a friend enroute IFR to Cincinnati back in the 80's, who landed at an alternate short of there, because he couldn't find the Cincinnati approach charts. FSS guy first says, "Did you look under 'G'?" (Plates were filed alphabetically by the official airport name, G for Greater Cincinnati, W for William B Harsfield (Atlanta), etc.). Ed says "yes, I looked under G". FSS then says, "you have the Ohio book. But the airport is across the river, in KY." Sure enough, the charts were in the KY book.
No, I don't miss those days at all.