Today, January 31, 2019, becomes the last day that ANY US Part 121 carrier (my airline Hawaiian to be specific) uses paper Jeppesen charts. It’s been a long time coming and lord knows we were holding on tight! We even had some newhires that had never used paper charts and had to get acclimated to them.
While I certainly won’t miss the weight of the binders nor the bi-monthly revisions, I am somewhat torn regarding my flight case. Call me old, but in my mind the classic leather flight is synonymous with “airline pilot” and when I see all the pilots pulling their rollers without I always think they forgot something. Thinking it’s still pretty handy for my headset, lunch, Emergen-C, Clorox bleach pen, gum, pens, Sani-coms, Hula girl duster, flashlight…oh yea and my tablet!