The AOPA Mags app provides easy access to the Enhanced Digital Editions of AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines on your iPad and other iOS devices. In order to access the magazines, you must be a digital subscriber. It allows downloading and offline reading of your magazines, with simple swipe-and-pinch navigation, although you will need an Internet connection to view videos, slideshows, and other extended content.
Digital subscribers can download the free app from Apple’s App Store
AOPA Mags for iOS has received a major update that includes an improved user interface and compatibility with Apple’s iOS 8.
You must have a digital subscription to an AOPA magazine in order to access content in the app. To log in, enter your AOPA website username and password.
Tap “Read” to read an issue online. Tap “Download” to download an issue to your device. A progress bar shows the download’s status. After the issue is downloaded, the Download button becomes “Delete”—tap this when you wish to remove an issue from your device’s memory. “Update” will add any changes to your downloaded issue. Tap any cover to access that issue; swipe up and down the page to see all available issues.
If you subscribe to two AOPA magazines—say, AOPA Pilot and Flight Training—you will see both titles on your home screen. Tap any cover to open that issue. Tap the “See All” icon near the lower right of your screen to move the title in the secondary screen position into the primary screen.
Tap any page to make the top toolbar appear. To close an issue, press the “X” on the right side of the top toolbar. Other features on the top toolbar are, from left:
Tap the icon at upper left to open the left toolbar.
“View Downloaded” will show only issues you have downloaded to your device, while “View All” shows all issues you can access (your device must be connected to the Internet). You may choose between “Vie as Grid” and “View as List.” This toolbar also offers easy access to AOPA’s RSS news feed, AOPA.ORG, and AOPA Live.
Tap the icon again to close the menu.
When you are viewing an AOPA digital magazine online, tapping on this icon will launch a video, slideshow, or other rich content accompanying the story. Your iOS device must be connected to the Internet to access this extra content.
The magazine’s file size averages 40 megabytes. Download time will depend on your Internet connection speed. We recommend using a WiFi connection to download each new issue.
Yes, but you will need to download the issue to your device first. When reading offline you cannot access videos, slideshows, Websites, or other additional content.
There is no cost to download the AOPA Mags app. However, you must be an AOPA member with a digital magazine subscription in order to access content within the app.
Go online and follow the steps to add a digital subscription to your membership, or to convert your print magazine subscription to a digital subscription. To log in to a digital edition, simply use your AOPA website username and password.