So I am still a long way from starting at ATP (starting once I am done with college, but I have been on multiple intro flights and simulations) but I was looking at the needed iPad and headset, etc.
Of course I am planning ahead but my friend has given up on flight training and had some Lightspeed Zulu 3’s that he would give me for a lower price and my University is giving huge discounts on iPads this year.
I read that you need an iPad with WiFi + Cellular but you do not need a cell plan for it. Also I heard you might as well want to get a refurbished iPad 128 gb minimum.
So my question (just to be extra clear on this) is…
Do we get the WiFi + Cellular iPad for just the GPS device or do we eventually need to get a cell plan for that GPS to activate?
What headsets do you recommend?
Are there any other extra things you would recommend getting that ATP does not really require, but may be useful? (Ex. Flashlights, radios, maps, etc)
Again I know I am thinking ahead, but while I still have the chance to save while getting college discounts on iPads, bags, etc I want to use that opportunity to save as much money as possible for the future.
Any recommendations and advice is greatly appreciated!