May 1, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
I last did a review of five random apps in November 2012. This week, I decided to use the randomizer again and pick another five apps across all categories and recommended by AOPA members. The apps chosen range from maps to checklists. These are not endorsements of any app.
Please continue to send your Google Play and iTunes recommendations here. I’m working on a column on app updates, so if you’ve made any changes, please let me know. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012 is in AOPA’s online archive.
Pilot Gear and Services,
Pilot Training and Certification,
Aircraft and Avionics
Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.
Contemplating IFR flight scenarios for airports like Delta, Utah, is excellent review for any instrument pilot. That's because briefing for a flight into and out of Delta covers bases unlikely to be encountered on your next two-hour tour of your home field approaches.
What’s your heading?” Rare is the student pilot who hasn’t let distraction, or turbulence, spoil a slick stint of steady flying. Then you vow to do a better job next time of keeping track of the messages your instruments are displaying.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.