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.
Safety and Education,
A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.
The FAA has alerted AOPA to a spike in airspace penetration and violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, particularly stemming from operations at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Va.
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