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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.

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.

Apps target pilots training for new certificates, ratings

Apps of the week | 2014, 01 21

Aviation apps developers are specifically targeting pilots in training with apps that can help the learning process.

Charts go electronic with these five apps

Apps of the week | 2014, 01 13

Charts apps allow users to back up, or even replace, traditional paper charts.

Radar apps for winter weather

Apps of the week | 2014, 01 06

Track winter weather with these apps.

Five more 'general' aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 12 27

AOPA takes a look at five general aviation apps that don’t fit into any particular category.

Members choose favorite apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 12 26

This year, AOPA asked members to choose their favorite 10 aviation apps. Participants in the friendly poll chose from between one and 10 apps from a list of 30 picked by AOPA editors. See how they voted.

Games apps for a Christmas list

Apps of the week | 2013, 12 17

Many of you will probably receive a smartphone or tablet during the holiday season. While you should include the necessary aviation apps, you also need to have some fun.

AOPA members suggest their favorite apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 12 11

Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.

Developer apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 12 02

Five aviation apps developers make their pitch to AOPA members.

Apps to practice, review your flight

Apps of the week | 2013, 11 04

With everything that needs to be managed and monitored in a cockpit, pilots need to be at the top of their game. Developers have created apps to help pilots practice on the ground through simulation and record flight information in the air that can be reviewed and shared after a flight.

Weighing in on weight-and-balance apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 10 28

Calculating weight and balance is an important task. So this week, AOPA takes a look at five apps that can handle it

Developers offer training apps for pilots, mechanics

Apps of the week | 2013, 10 22

Developers are bringing training apps to the market regularly for all aspects of aviation. This week, AOPA highlights apps for pilots learning King Air systems, mechanics, student pilots, and pilots in instrument training.

Developers present five aviation apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 10 14

Five aviation developers pitch their apps covering aircraft performance, weather, flight training, radio navigation, and video training.

AOPA members share must-have apps

Apps of the week | 2013, 09 13

Look up aircraft tail numbers, turn on your aircraft's preheater remotely, check METARs and TAFs in their raw or easy-to-read format, and zip through eAPIS with these apps.

Five apps that ease flight planning

Apps of the week | 2013, 08 23

AOPA members send in recommendations that they say help make all aspects of the flight planning process easier.