January 22, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
In my ever-growing file of apps to review, I have a section for apps that don’t fall under any of my specific categories (including flight training, charts and maps, logbooks, flight trackers, flight planning, and weather, to name a few) but I feel are still relevant for pilots. So this week, AOPA takes a look at five “general” aviation apps. These are not endorsements of any app.
To my Android users: I hear you loud and clear on wanting to see more of your apps reviewed in this column, and I hope you noticed what was offered this week. I’m on the iOS platform, so I still need you to send in your Android app picks. Please pass them along to me here. And if you’ve missed the apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012, you can see the complete list in AOPA’s online archive. And keep those comments and suggestions coming!
Wind and Gusts,
Safety and Education,
FAA Information and Services,
With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for certain Cessna models after icing-related accidents.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.