Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard

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New, improved design

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our existing products, and that includes this best-selling tablet kneeboard. Customer feedback, real world tests, and improvements in technology have led to this new and improved design. The Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard holds the iPad right where you need it - secure on your leg but easily within reach. An integrated kickstand means you can tilt the iPad towards you, which helps to reduce glare. A simple hook-and-loop ro...

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New, improved design

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our existing products, and that includes this best-selling tablet kneeboard. Customer feedback, real world tests, and improvements in technology have led to this new and improved design. The Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard holds the iPad right where you need it - secure on your leg but easily within reach. An integrated kickstand means you can tilt the iPad towards you, which helps to reduce glare. A simple hook-and-loop rotation mechanism allows for portrait or landscape viewing. The side flap is covered with soft material for attaching any of Sporty’s Flight Gear HP Gear Mods.

Features:

  • Four elastic bands lock the iPad kneeboard into place
  • Removable board permits both vertical and horizontal mounting options
  • Contoured back and elastic strap securely hold the kneeboard on your leg
  • Large slash pocket on exterior holds charts or even a clipboard
  • ID holder on outside identifies your kneeboard
  • Two internal, low-profile side pockets - perfect for cords and screen cleaners
  • Zippered pocket stores larger items (protective flap protects iPad screen from zipper)
  • Side flap can be folded under for a smaller profile (strap pass through slot built-in)
  • Elastic pen/stylus holder
  • Accepts Gear Mods
Choose from two models: iPad Mini (fits versions 1-5), or full size iPad (Air 1-2, Pro 9.7", iPad 2017, Pro 10.5" and iPad Air 2019).
Reviews
3.9 / 5.0
91 Reviews
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Durability
4.3 / 5
Reliability
4.1 / 5
Performance
3.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.8 / 5
Value
4.0 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (50)
No (14)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Straps cover corners of screen of 10.5” iPad Pro
The straps use to secure the iPad cover the screen, making it blocking certain buttons in ForeFlight and obscuring the clock and battery icons. Yes it fits but just barely. Considering returning. It’s great otherwise
March 17, 2019
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very good value. Very functional.
I use it with a 10" Android to run Avare.

PROS:
-Very nice sturdy construction.
-Lightweight
-Pretty much works as advertised
-Great value. Not overpriced.
-Except for my headset and reading glasses, it can carry everything I need for flight.

CONS:
- The upper right strap presses the button on my tablet. So far the tablet stays snug without that one strap. This is only a problem for my specific tablet and would not affect an iPad.
- The pockets shown are only usable while the cover is in the open position. Otherwise, whatever is in the pocket will press against the tablet screen and that is not good. So, paper and very thin or soft items only, or, if you need thicker items (phones, etc), take them out before closing the flap.

A few cool features not emphasized in the product description:

- There is a large outside pocket on the front when the flap is closed. I slid my old knee pad clipboard into that pocket which is handy if you need a writing surface or a place to keep backup printed charts and plates as well as paper to write on. I can just flip it closed to use the clipboard.
- There is a small slit in the fold between the two halves. You can pass the leg strap through it if you only plan to use the tablet half and don't want the other half hanging off your leg.
- The tablet can be rotated if it is in the way of the yoke or you just prefer a different angle.
- The tablet can be tilted up for different viewing angles.
Clip board in front pocket
Tablet rotated to desired angle
Table tilted for desired angle
February 21, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great kneeboard for iPad mini 4
Fits perfectly, no movement. I have an iPad mini 4 and this was the perfect kneeboard. The fact that I can prop it up is an extra perk and good for reducing glare. You might have to move the straps a small bit to see the very ends of the corners of the screen, but it's really a non-problem since most everything is free and easy to access.
February 15, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Still exploring best usage of other flap
I'm using with a 10" Lenovo Android tablet. It's very secure.
I don't use the upper right elastic band, as that hits the volume buttons. It still doesn't move.
I have to remove the lower right band when charging because it blocks the power port on my tablet. But not bad.

I have no clue what the side pockets are for, or what gear mod you might possibly want hanging off of your leg in flight. The picture shows a phone and maybe a pocket square, just in case you have to wear a suit? They're extremely tight, I'm using it for a thin set of headphones and that's it.

The zippered compartment, same thing. If you put anything too bulky in there, it will hit the screen and maybe break it.

So, I put the board on my left leg and splay the right flap onto my right leg. You could easily flip it around and put the flap on your left if you're left handed.

I tuck a few 8.5"x11" papers, folded over across the 11 (so 8.5x5.5 effectively) with important notes etc on them. They are not easy to get in there, I think I'd rather see a long band that I could tuck papers under, or possibly be able to slip a notepad in instead across the top angle.
February 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It fits Generation 6 iPad well and is sturdy enough to use as full time cover.
February 7, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Cumbersome to use
While elastic corner mounting straps accommodate different iPad sizes they make for a loose fit. This tilting inserts are difficult to align. Leg strap does not stay in place, needing constant adjustment. Construction while light feels bulky.
February 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good value (Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard)
Pretty decent ipad kneeboard. The velcro that holds the ipad holder to the kneeboard leaves something to be desired but can easily and inexpensively be fixed if you choose to add your own velcro.
January 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Almost perfect!
Its not bad, the straps that tie down the ipad do get in the way of he buttons a bit, not a big deal, but irritating. the side pockets are super tight. The picture show a cell phone in one of them, you won't get much more in those pockets. All and all, its still a very good knee board.
January 28, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
So-So
This unit does not retain my new 9.7” 6th gen as well as the one for my mini 4 pad. The Velcro is not very strong.
January 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very useful for managing an iPad 9.7
Perfect 9.7 fit with protective case and pencil holder. Adding the protective case pushes the straps further away from the screen and doesnt impact the ability to close or overlap the perimeter and holds the pencil perfectly. I like the ability to tilt the iPad base to optimize viewing and writing on Foreflights scratch pad. I have an SR22T with a left side stick and am left handed, so I have to reach across to use the scratch pad as the only place I can put the knee board is on my right leg.

I just got it so I can't rate reliability and durability.
knee board closed with iPad 9.7.
Open with iPad case and pencil.
January 12, 2019
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What size iPad with this accommodate?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two options - one for the iPad Mini size (1-4), and one for iPad Air 1-2/iPad Pro 9.7".
Will this secure the iPad during aerobatics? I'm looking for a sturdy iPad kneeboard that isn't bulky, will hold things in place during aerobatics, and won't pop off when my g-suit inflates.
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have this knee-board and I love it! But ... I would not trust it in aerobatics. The Velcro just holds the bottom of the iPad in place to keep it from sliding around during normal operations. After having this for a week, I am certain your iPad would fly right off in high G situations.
Will this case hold the IPad Pro 10.5"? There are two similar questions that appear to conflict.
A shopper on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will hold the 10.5 iPad.
Is it possible to rotate this to wear on the left leg?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is possible to rotate this to use on the left leg.
Hi! I'd like to know what difference between this one and Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard ? Thank you
A shopper on May 13, 2018
Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard
Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard
Flight Gear HP Bi-Fold Kneeboard
Flight Gear HP Bi-Fold Kneeboard
BEST ANSWER: The Ipad kneeboard allows for the iPad to be shown in both portrait and landscape mode.
How come the availability says “in-stock” on the product description page, but when I add it to my cart, it says it’s out of stock? Is this product actually available?
Theodious M on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This product is currently out of stock. We expect to ship on June 15th.
Is it can use for ipad 9.7 2018?
A shopper on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is an option for the 9.7 iPad.
Will this product work with a Samsung tablet of the same size as the mini?
RE/MAX E on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the Samsung Tablet. The clips that hold the edges of the tablet are able to expand.
Will it fit an ipad pro 2018 11-inch?
Kenneth G on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The iPad will fit, it is tight, the elastic bands cover part of the screen.
Is there a Clipboard clip on top of front top of outside cover for holding paper?
Bill on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is not a clip on the top to hold papers.
Is the clipboard included?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. It mounts your iPad to one side on your leg, the other side is essentially a pouch
I know it states what iPads it holds, but can it also fit older model iPads?
Casey Pederson on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The biggest factor is the screen size. I just got my new knee-board a few days ago and love it. It has elastic straps that hold the iPad in place. So it is not like some hard case mounts that are ultra specific.

My iPad is a 9.7" screen, but is 11" exactly from corner to corner. If your iPad (or other tablet, for that matter) measures around that, you should be good to go with this knee-board. OH! And it is comfortable, too! My only wish is that they had another Velcro strap at the top, too, for extra hold when i have the knee-board flat, as in my aircraft I actually prefer NOT to prop it up.

Hope that helps.
I see questions about the straps blocking the corners of the iPad. Is it possible to cut a slight notch and still keep the iPad secure to the knee board?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend cutting any material out of the elastic strap because it may weaken the
tension strength or possibly cause it to become unraveled. If the strap obstructs viewing presentation that is in the corner of the ipad or tablet, you may want to try wrapping thread , string, or a narrow piece of tape around the elastic to make the strap more narrow. That would still preserve the strength of strap and possibly improve the view. Good luck.
Bob
Will it hold the iPad Pro 10.5" ?
JoeyG on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This WILL fit the pro 10.5”. This will not fit the 12” pro.
Will it work with the Apple Smart case?
Chris C on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The elastic straps that secure the iPad to the kneeboard have enough elasticity to stretch over the iPad while in a smart case. However, doing this will add bulk to an already less than slim case.
Good morning. Do you sell your products to Spain?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes we ship worldwide.
Will an iPad Mini, mounted in a Pivot protective case, fit in the corner elastic straps?
John W on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should fit. If it does not you can return the kneeboard.
It will not fit to 10.5 iPad pro?
Paorab on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the 10.5.
Does this come with the pouch included in picture 2/16 to hold a charger?
S A on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The pouch is an available option.
Can you put your license in the front?
Elizardo M on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not have a place to put the your license in the front.
Does this have leg straps or does it simply sit on your leg?
Karen B on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The knee board has leg straps that attach around your leg with velco.
my I-pad is 5.25 x 8. will this fit???
Don C on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Probably. My i pad is the larger one. I believe they make a smaller version for your iPad
Does this kneeboard have a tilt function so you can elevate screen for a better view?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. It tilts and rotates.
Which option /size would work for a Samsung - Galaxy Tab E - 9.6"?
RE/MAX E on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This product accommodates a large variation in size. My 9.7 inch iPad is OK.
Does it rotate from portrait to landscape, or is it Velcro?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is velcro, so you can switch from one to the other quickly.
What are the measurements of the knee board?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Mini is 7"w x 9.5"h; the Air/Pro model is 8.5"w x 11"h.
Will it fit an iPad it's an otter box on it?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, an Otterbox is going to be just a little too thick.
I am a helicopter pilot and want to use this on the left leg as I rest my right arm for the cyclic. Can I simply flip it "upside down" so I can use it on my left leg?
Garrett D on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can - works very well in that position.
Will this work with a UAG case? The thickness of it says 0.6 in.
Ryan C on May 23, 2018
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