Apps of the Week

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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.