Microsoft Even Runs Airplanes

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Haven't heard this one before on a flight. Flight delayed due to MS Surface falling out of its mount in the cockpit, cracking the screen. So, the captain had to go visit the "computer guy" before we could take off. At least he didnt have to call tech support... ????

It turns out that Delta Flight crews now use the MS Surface Device to complete all their paperwork for a flight and it resides mounted on a bracket in the cockpit. I would assume that it also contains all the content for emergency procedures, etc that used to take up a huge amount of space when it was all paper based.  In this case, the screen of the device shattered when it got knocked off its base so the pilot had to go to the pilots lounge where a technician was on duty to retrieve a replacement.  It delayed us a few minutes but I learned another piece of the flying puzzle today. Cheers.

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