Apps of the Week

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Specific apps for general aviation

Apps of the week | 2014, 08 25

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

Aviate, navigate, communicate—and calculate

Apps of the week | 2014, 08 18

With all of the calculations pilots are required to do for every flight, here's a look at five apps that can help with that process.

Get the skinny on weight-and-balance apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 08 11

Check out four apps that take the weight off doing weight-and-balance calculations.

Developers offer Oshkosh updates

Apps of the week | 2014, 07 30

Aviation apps developers offer updates just in time for EAA AirVenture.

Apps take over paper logbook functions

Apps of the week | 2014, 07 28

These four apps give paper logbooks a digital upgrade.

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.