April 16, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
You can’t fly anywhere without proper flight planning. Smartphone and tablet apps have simplified the process, covering everything from flight calculators to wind computers. Below are five apps that help pilots with flight planning. These are not endorsements of any app.
I thank all of you who have sent in Android apps. Please continue to send them, along with your iTunes recommendations, here. It’s the last call for aviation apps developers, since I’m planning a column with your apps next week. The complete list of apps I’ve highlighted since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
Safety and Education,
Wind and Gusts,
Aviation writer, humorist, and CFI Rod Machado has released a free app that serves as a clearinghouse for his instructional resources.
Fourteen aviation organizations have banded together to urge the FAA to take immediate steps to lower barriers to ADS-B equipage.
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