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.
The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
Calculating weight and balance is an important task for pilots. AOPA members share their personal favorite weight-and-balance apps.
Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?
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