May 29, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
On Jan. 22, I did a review of five apps that didn’t fall under any of my specific categories, but are still relevant for pilots. So this week, AOPA takes a look at some more “general” aviation apps. These are not endorsements of any app.
DART Aerospace Catalog for iPad (free on iTunes)—This iPad app gives users access to the company’s catalog of products. The catalog has more than 700 supplemental type certificates and 5,000 products including aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts, and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft original equipment manufacturers, completion centers, and maintenance, repair, and operations facilities.
Michelin Aircraft Tire app (free in iTunes and Google Play)—This smartphone and tablet app shows customers how to better maintain their tires, maximize tire performance, and minimize costs. It includes the Michelin Aircraft Tire Care & Service Manual, a fitment guide that determines the correct Michelin products that are approved for each specific airframe, and a tire wear guide.
FAA Acronym app (free in iTunes and Google Play)—A searchable list of many of the commonly used acronyms used by the FAA and the aviation industry is available via this smartphone and tablet app. Users can submit their own acronyms to be included in the app.
The Aviation-APP for pilots ($1.99 in Google Play)—A smartphone app that offers tools including codes and standard phrases in voice and radio communication, light signals, transmission codes and settings, and scales.
Please pass along your apps recommendations to me here. I’m always looking for Android apps since I’m an Apple fan girl. The complete list of apps I’ve reviewed since October 2012 is in AOPA's online archive.
Internet giant Google will acquire Titan Aerospace, the New Mexico-based developer of high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems.
The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”
Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR for iPad has been expanded; iFly GPS is now available on Android platforms; and iFlightPlanner 2.0, FltPlanGo, and FlightPro have all been updated.
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