12 July 2022
The CAA has just issued a warning and advice for pilots about VFR moving map devices which may not be coping with the current heatwave covering much of the UK.
The CAA Skywise alert said, “Last summer we had reports of tablets and mobiles overheating in the cockpit and shutting down, leading to a rise in Airspace Infringements.
“The hot weather is back, so make sure you have a back-up plan in case you lose your VFR moving map in flight.”
The CAA points out that a second electronic device may also fail and suggests:
* TAKE 2: 2 nautical miles horizontally and 200 feet vertically