# Is it ok to use an iPad (or similar consumer hardware) and electronic charts for GA in Europe?

I'm wondering if it is it ok to use a consumer tablet and electronic charts (e.g. within the AirNav Pro app) instead of the paper version for recreational VFR single-piston flights?

Edit: to clarify, my question is indeed about official, up-to-date charts, accessed with consumer hardware (I mention AirNav Pro, but it could well be any pdf reader for that purpose) as opposed to paper medium.

• I think the important bit for this question is You should always use official aeronautical documentation when preparing and performing a flight. -- so if I loaded (for example) PDFs of a current "official" sectional/IFR chart/approach plate on my iPad, would that be allowed in Europe? (Under the FAA Part 91 rules & AC 91-78 this would be OK...) – voretaq7 Jan 12 '14 at 2:44