March 19, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
Going through a checklist before taking to the skies and during flight is a must. In the past, pilots relied on paper/laminated checklists, but with the advent of smartphones and tablets, checklists have become digital. This week, AOPA highlights five checklist apps recommended by members. These are not endorsements of any app.
I’m running short of Android apps, so please send me your recommendations here. I’m also still looking for fuel, FBO/services apps, along with pitches from aviation apps developers. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
Aircraft Components and Gear,
Aircraft and Avionics,
Pilot Gear and Services,
Many of you will probably receive a smartphone or tablet during the holiday season. While you should include the necessary aviation apps, you also need to have some fun.
Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.
NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.