TopCat wrote: .......
Don't be looking at that moving map too much of the time.
Obviously should you hit something it will make naff all difference if you were looking at a moving map to check your position or searching for your location on an old paper map.
(obviously that takes far longer at times as well as being less accurate, but people don't seem to feel the need to point that out in the same way for some reason.
This is a good point too - I agree, if you need specific information, it'll be available more quickly from the device than from the paper map - and god forbid it needs unfolding (or even worse, refolding) mid flight.
There's a subtler aspect of this, I suspect, though. Mobile devices have a tendency to suck you in, to the exclusion of the surroundings, and this seems particularly true of people young enough to have grown up with mobile phones. I doubt there's enough data on pilots' interaction with Sky Demon yet, but I will speculate that this extends to a tablet.
Here's a specific example that I've noticed over the year I've been using Sky Demon:
Suppose I need a frequency enroute... it's one tap on the ball at top left, then tap Pilot Log, then scroll down, the find the frequency from the list given.
Alternatively, it's a long tap on the airfield in question, which might require scrolling or rescaling the map first. Both of these are precise operations which need you to look down, and if the aircraft is bouncing around in turbulence this can take longer than you might think.
Now I'm pretty dexterous, but I've noticed that the seconds these take looking down - rather than out - make me feel uncomfortable, and I've returned to my old practice of writing out the frequencies I'll need on the smallish bit of paper clipped to my kneeboard. It's then much quicker then using either the paper map, or the tablet.
This is just one example, and I'm not knocking the tech - I think it's brilliant - but I do think that it's worth thinking carefully about what we do in the cockpit. It's not the same as before.