Apps of the Week

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Plan flights with these five apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 07 21

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Developers offer five more aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 07 14

Developers pitch their smartphone and tablet aviation apps to AOPA members.

Members offer up five favorite apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 07 07

Apps that help with flight planning, track flights, and calculate weight and balance are among the favorites submitted by AOPA members.

Random aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 06 30

These random apps can help you save on fuel costs, learn tips for safe cross-country flying, and fill downtime with an aviation-related game.

Now taking off: Flight training apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 06 20

Here are five flight training apps designed to help student pilots learn important aviation concepts.

Apps handle different aviation tasks

Apps of the week | 2014, 06 16

Five apps range from a timer for pilots to a wind component calculator.

Apps help pilots track weather, storms

Apps of the week | 2014, 06 09

During the summer, pilots need to pay special attention to the season's unique weather changes that can affect flying. Just in time for the Air Safety Institute’s Storm Week, here’s a look at five weather apps.

Chart apps for planning, navigating

Apps of the week | 2014, 05 30

Five chart apps are ready to supplement or replace paper products.

Let the aviation games begin

Apps of the week | 2014, 05 23

Take a break from your normal apps by playing these five games let you be a World War II ace or helicopter pilot, and more.

Developers pitch new aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 05 19

Five new aviation apps help students study for the private pilot exam, practice holds and radial intercepts, and more.

Now taking off: Helicopter apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 05 13

Helicopter apps are in the forefront this week, with ones that promote safety and offer rotorcraft comparisons.

Logging in with logbook apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 05 06

One of the first items you receive when you begin your flying lessons is a logbook, and it's a treasured item throughout your years of flying. Many have a hardbound book to log their flights and track their progress. But thanks to smartphones and tablets, that task can be done digitally.

Vox populi: Members share their favorite apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 04 28

In the spirit of the song “Give the people what they want,” this week AOPA highlights five apps that members swear by. They do everything from providing timely information on fixed-base operators to helping with navigational tasks.

Apps automate weight and balance process

Apps of the week | 2014, 04 21

Calculating weight and balance is an important task for pilots. AOPA members share their personal favorite weight-and-balance apps.

Developers offer aviation app updates

Apps of the week | 2014, 04 14

Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR for iPad has been expanded; iFly GPS is now available on Android platforms; and iFlightPlanner 2.0, FltPlanGo, and FlightPro have all been updated.

Checklist apps? Check

Apps of the week | 2014, 04 04

Five apps offer customizable aircraft checklists.

General apps handle specific tasks

Apps of the week | 2014, 03 24

Take a look at five apps that cover a bit of everything, from measuring wind speeds and G forces to serving as a flight data recorder.

Flight planning apps offer pilots help

Apps of the week | 2014, 03 17

As more flight planning tasks become automated, pilots can choose from dozens of apps to help them prepare for a flight.

Wrangle the weather with these five apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 03 08

Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.

Developers offer app, mobile website updates

Apps of the week | 2014, 03 03

Developers provide updates on aviation apps and mobile websites that handle the FAR/AIM, FBO fuel price checks, flight planning, and eAPIS.

Five apps for maintenance tracking, reference

Apps of the week | 2014, 02 21

Owners, fleet operators, and mechanics may want to try out these five apps that handle tasks from tracking fasteners to tracking maintenance schedules.

Five random apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 02 14

It's time for the randomizer, which has chosen five apps can help pilots with tasks ranging from preflight calculations to electronic flight bags.

What’s app? Aviation games

Apps of the week | 2014, 02 07

Break up the winter doldrums by playing these five aviation game apps.

Is there an app for that? Probably

Apps of the week | 2014, 01 30

Logbooks, fuel calculations, artificial glideslopes for short-field approaches—there's an app for that.

Developers pitch five aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 01 28

Developers make their pitch for five apps that cover everything from IFR communications to pireps.