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Charts go electronic with these five apps

Apps of the week | Jan 13, 2014

Charts apps allow users to back up, or even replace, traditional paper charts.

Sporty's helps student pilots capture that solo moment

Article | Jan 13, 2014

A new service from Sporty's will package your solo flight video footage into a professional package that can be shared.

Question of the week: Minimum safe altitude

Article | Jan 13, 2014

Question: A minimum safe altitude (MSA) is published for emergency use on instrument approach charts. Flying at or above the MSA will guarantee how many feet of obstacle clearance?

Parachute boosts useful load

Article | Jan 08, 2014

BRS Aerospace has packaged a paperwork-based supplemental type certificate increasing useful load of the Cessna 182P and Q models when a parachute is installed.

Airspace change out of sync with Omaha Sectional

Advocacy | Jan 08, 2014

AOPA is alerting pilots that modifications to Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Class B airspace effective Jan. 9 will not appear on the Omaha Sectional until Feb. 6.

Maintenance: Spark plug gapping and replacement

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 08, 2014

Learn how to save money by doing your own spark plug maintenance. A&P Jeff Simon explains how to clean, gap, and reinstall spark plugs on your aircraft.

Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

Article | Jan 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Radar apps for winter weather

Apps of the week | Jan 06, 2014

Track winter weather with these apps.

Five more 'general' aviation apps

Apps of the week | Dec 27, 2013

AOPA takes a look at five general aviation apps that don’t fit into any particular category.

Members choose favorite apps

Apps of the week | Dec 26, 2013

This year, AOPA asked members to choose their favorite 10 aviation apps. Participants in the friendly poll chose from between one and 10 apps from a list of 30 picked by AOPA editors. See how they voted.

Topics Apps, Gear, EFB

Harley in the sky

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

When Darin Hart hears his Super Legend—the king of the American Legend Aircraft line of Cub-alike tailwheel airplanes—he hears in his heart a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Instrument Insights: Special PIC certifications

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Anyone with an instrument rating—especially pilots who first spent hours sneaking around beneath low clouds or in poor visibilities—appreciates their new ability to fly anywhere in any kind weather.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Quick Look: Global Express

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

The Global Express BD-700 was the first in the series of Bombardier ultra-long-range corporate jets.

The new soverign

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Owner/pilots who’ve reached the top of the single-pilot (SP) jet food chain—most likely in the form of a Cessna Citation CJ4 or Embraer Phenom 300—sometimes wonder, what’s next?

Roll up your sleeves for spark plug inspections

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 17, 2013

Roll up your sleeves and get into the how-to of maintaining your aircraft's spark plugs yourself.

Games apps for a Christmas list

Apps of the week | Dec 17, 2013

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.

AOPA members suggest their favorite apps

Apps of the week | Dec 11, 2013

Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.

Cessna TTx certified in Brazil

Article | Dec 06, 2013

Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.

Stay ahead of your spark plugs

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 04, 2013

A bad spark plug can do a lot of damage. Giving them a look more than once a year can pay dividends.

Topics Gear

Try five aviation apps submitted by developers

Apps of the week | Dec 02, 2013

Five aviation apps developers make their pitch to AOPA members.