Had this idea so thought I'd share for the new students out there. After fumbling with all the paraphernalia needed to go on a cross country I came up with a cheap way to keep all the items one might need, at the ready. I have a Cessna 150 so space is at a premium up front. I bought this clipboard case thing from Staples for $16. It had a clip already on it but it was hard to use and I needed the one with the large metal center section. So, I also bought the wooden clipboard version for another $4 and put that clip on this one, above. Inside, I have all I need for a cross country. Extra flight planner sheets, a post-it pad, a calculator, a small timer, my E6B and the old fashion type sectional plotter. I like this version because it has a 360 degree compass on the end. This makes it easy for me to get the true course. In the plane, I attach the timer to the clip and the calculator to the top right. That leaves me room for my folded sectional and the days flight planner. Even with sitting on a thick seat pad and the yoke back I can easily slide my right hand in to the case to retrieve the plotter or the E6B. While I did not have it in time for these pictures, I also added some strips of non-skip tape to the back of the case so it stays put on my legs during flight. The best price I found is a a small roll at Lowes for around $7. Finally, I prefer to use a stylus with my tablet running SkyDeamon. I make less mistakes that way. These buggers are way overpriced but I found that Staples sells a set of two that have a pen on the end and they expand and contract in length. Cost was $8 for the pair and they are very nice. I drilled two holes in some stiff foam and set that into the ash tray on my door. Now the pens/stylus are always at the ready. Ok. That's all I have for now. Go fly!