February 19, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
Since the weather has been fluctuating from snow to rain, from below-freezing to spring-like temperatures, now is a good time to review apps that track the weather. AOPA members are very passionate about their weather apps, and below are the top five requests I’ve received. These are not endorsements of any app.
What apps do you use to search for the best fuel prices? Please send them my way here. Feel free to send along any other pilot/aviation apps you can’t live without. Thanks to everyone who continues to pass along their Google Play and iTunes app recommendations. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
Pilot Gear and Services,
Weather and Seasons,
Weather and Traffic Subscriptions,
Aircraft and Avionics,
Pilot Training and Certification,
Pilot Safety and Skills,
FAA Procedures and Services
Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.
Contemplating IFR flight scenarios for airports like Delta, Utah, is excellent review for any instrument pilot. That's because briefing for a flight into and out of Delta covers bases unlikely to be encountered on your next two-hour tour of your home field approaches.
What’s your heading?” Rare is the student pilot who hasn’t let distraction, or turbulence, spoil a slick stint of steady flying. Then you vow to do a better job next time of keeping track of the messages your instruments are displaying.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.