Belichick would never fly with a pilot operating on a Microsoft surface.Very very few professional (or private) pilots use paper maps and publications. Everyone has their maps, instrument approach procedures and technical manuals on an iPad, typically mounted in a holder somewhere on an airplane that can be easily accessed while flying. There are several advantages to this:
-you have all of your needed information in front of you and don't need to unfold a map, reach for a checklist or flip pages in a pub
-it lights up at night
-it shows the aircraft's position relative to airspace or terrain on the map.
-the search and hyperlink functions make troubleshooting an emergency very easy as you move through checklists and system descriptions.
-you can write on the "map" or checklist and quickly erase it with your fingertip.
You are not supposed to text to use the internet or other non flying related stuff while flying and people are pretty strict with that rule, per my experience. Most airlines or charter services own the iPads their pilots fly with and can check on this kind of stuff.
Yes, I am having trouble wrapping my head around single pilot helicopter iPad use. I have always flown with two