February 11, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
As pilots, we all know that myriad steps need to be taken in the flight planning and checklist process. This week, we look at member recommendations of five favorites: ForeFlight Checklist Pro, iFlightPlanner, FlashPass, Flightintel, and Aviation Pocketknife. These are not endorsements of any app.
Are you an aviation/pilot apps developer? Please feel free to send in your apps to be included in a future column! And I thank everyone who continues to pass along Google Play and iTunes app recommendations. Keep sending them to me here. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed 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,
When examining details for VFR operations in and around major terminal areas, a must-have resource is the current local terminal area chart.
The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.
A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.
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