January 15, 2013
By Benet J. Wilson
Pilots are some of the most resourceful people on the planet. If there’s a way to make the flying process easier, pilots will find it. And with the explosion of smartphone and tablet apps, there seems to be a solution for almost every task. This week, AOPA takes a look at five apps submitted by developers that offer solutions to pilots. These are not endorsements of any app.
If you have any iPad/iPhone/Android apps you think I should review in the upcoming months, please pass them along to me here. You can see the complete list of apps I’ve reviewed so far in AOPA’s online archive. I continue to appreciate all the suggestions.
Pilot Gear and Services,
Aircraft and Avionics,
Advocacy and Legislation,
Pilot Safety and Skills
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.
Roscoe Morton, long the lead voice of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s summer celebrations, honored as the “essence of EAA,” has died.
A federal agency chartered to secure national borders has been working inland, targeting general aviation with no clear authority.