May 1999 Issue

Plates on CD-ROM

JeppView’s digitized plates are innovative but a two-year trial shows that paper is still the better bet.

With computers finding their way into the cockpit, you’d assume that the days of paper charts and instrument approach plates are numbered.

That may be true but the paperless cockpit is still far from reality, at least based on my experience with Jeppesen’s JeppView, an innovative Windows-based program that stores Jepp plates on CD-ROM for immediate access.

I’ve been a paid subscriber to JeppView since its inception about two years ago. Like other subscribers, I receive bi-monthly CDs containing all the approach plates for the U. S.

Not There Yet
Now I’m not naïve enough to think that a CD-ROM-based program would immediately supplant my paper charts. But I have to co...

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