February 5, 2013
By Benet J. Wilson
A member recently inquired what apps pilots on staff at AOPA use. Many of us have smartphones and tablets, so when I asked our pilots to name some of their favorite apps, they responded. This will be the first of several occasional columns that will answer that question. This week, five of AOPA’s pilots weigh in on LiveATC, AirWX, Aviation Weather, Quickweather by Avilution, and Flight Check. These are not endorsements of any app.
Please continue to pass along your Google Play and iTunes app recommendations to me here. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
Pilot Gear and Services,
Aircraft and Avionics,
Weather and Seasons,
Listen as air traffic controllers discuss what flight following can, and can't, do for you when transiting different airspace.
The most important part of the logbook is the inside, and your ability to log the information required by the regulations and capture any original signatures that may be necessary.
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.