Just a note on this, two of us flew into Temora on Saturday and we got ramp checked by CASA. We were able to supply all that they wanted as we had the current maps with the track marked on it.
Flight plan with departure and arrival times that were up to date before we got checked.
Our maps were up to date, they asked for the current WAC as well as the ERC Low and also our printed weather.
If we had have had an Ipad with Oz Runways then this would have been acceptable as we had the maps and ERSA as a backup.
We could have had no maps or ERSA and could have had a 2nd Ipad or Ipad mini as the backup. (Yes an ipad mini is acceptable as a backup device or primary device).
I asked and they said that Ipad mini and maps/ersa/printed weather was acceptable. But no iPhones as too much scrolling is required.
As long as they could see that we had the current weather as a printed copy or saved pdf on the ipad CASA were happy.
They told us also that they are happy to accept a photocopy of the ERSA pages for the route, but it would be better to have the ERSA in case of a big deviation of course.
BUT one question they asked did we use a GPS and we said YES we used the Avmap installed in the panel as well as the track on the WAC.
If we said that used the Ipad (if we had one) then we would have failed as CASA do not consider the ipad to be a GPS only an EFB if you have Oz Runways.
Hope that our experience helps others but at no time in the ramp check did we feel threatened or intimidated by the CASA reps, they could not be more helpful, in fact I felt sorry for them with some of the comments made to them on Saturday afternoon when they were hosting a ramp check seminar in front of a jab 230.
Some of the comments that were made from some of our members towards the 3 guys were way out of line, these guys are just trying to help us.
Do not know who the members were who said these comments but they should be ashamed of themselves.