My flight bag

Ever wonder what student pilots carry in their flight bag? (from left to right): Cessna 172 Pilot’s Operating Handbook; emergency glow sticks; navigation logs; kneeboard containing local airport info, emergency procedures, comm frequencies, notes, etc; San Antonio sectional chart; contact lens rewetting drops; Smith and Wesson red/white LED aviation flashlight; sectional chart clips; pens and pencils; notecards; checkbook; laminated procedures checklists; replacement batteries for headset/flashlight; pilot logbook; Texas Airport and Facilities Directory; E6B flight computer and manual; navigation plotter. Not pictured: Bose A20 aviation headset, flight bag.

“That’s how you know it’s real”

During a talk at SXSW yesterday, tech journalist Steven Levy talked about how he had once brandished an iPod with an external microphone to record an interview with Steve Jobs.

Jobs was horrified when he saw that Levy had a case on his iPod. Jobs asked Levy why he would choose to change the form factor on such a beautiful device.

“So I told [Jobs], but it’s beautiful! I don’t want to get scratches on it,” Levy said.

Jobs replied, “But that’s how you know it’s real, that it’s a real thing.”