The 8 Best Pilot Kneeboards

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Anyone who has ever seen the inside of an airplane cockpit knows that pilots need a distraction-free environment in order to transport themselves and their precious cargo to their destination safely. Kneeboards that accommodate an iPad or other tablets are a pilot's secret weapon for keeping important notes close at hand without getting in the way of controls or falling to the floor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Forceprotector Gear 102COY

2. TietCo My Clip

3. ASA Rotating

Editor's Notes

January 18, 2021:

During this update, we were dismayed to find the one of our top recommendations was, unfortunately, discontinued by Flight Outfitters. While they do still offer a couple of models, none were worthy of inclusion for various reasons. Claiming the newly vacated spot is the Forceprotector Gear 102COY, which not only has a rugged construction and style, but offers space for a phone and grommets to clip in a binder. The Crystal Pilot Flight Pad also features binder rings, which can be detached if you choose not to use them. We like the ASA Rotating, which is another new addition, because it allows you to quickly switch your device between landscape and portrait viewing, as does the My Go Flight Folio. This latter model also features a removable metal clipboard and is crafted from genuine leather.

November 13, 2018:

While there isn't a lot of variety in this very specialized category, we were still able to provide several style options. Investigated user claims that the Flight Outfitters' plastic clips broke easily, but found the product has been updated with more flexible loops to help prevent breakage.

4. Crystal Pilot Flight Pad

5. My Go Flight Folio

6. Tikteck Pilot Case

7. Design For Pilots I-Pilot

8. AppStrap 5

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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