I use an iPad mini in both an airplane and a helicopter. I too use Ram mounts as they are the best. I use a single suction cup in the Citation, but a double in the Sikorsky due to the vibrations in the helicopter. Also, I had to custom make the holder for the iPad. Using an Otter box case, I mounted a Ram ball on the cover. The iPad fits in it face up or face down. Face up for flight, face down for transport. I know it wasn't designed that way, but it works very well!