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Charts/maps apps help lessen paper in the cockpit

Article | Jun 04, 2013

Looking for some chart or map apps to cut back on paper in the cockpit? Check out these five apps recommended by AOPA members.

AOPA Releases Upgrade For Popular FlyQ Pocket App

Article | May 31, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today announced the immediate availability of a major iOS upgrade to its popular FlyQ Pocket app, available free to members for mobile devices.

'General' apps for general aviation

Article | May 29, 2013

For a second time, AOPA takes a look at some "general" aviation apps.

AOPA members offer five favorite apps

Article | May 20, 2013

AOPA members are passionate about the apps they love. The association highlights five more that pilots said they couldn't live without.

Topics Apps, Gear, Tablet

Five more logbook apps

Article | May 14, 2013

A pilot's logbook is the official record of their flights.

Developers offer updates on aviation apps

Article | May 08, 2013

This week, check out updates and enhancements on apps and electronic flight bags that have previously been highlighted on AOPA Online.

Five more random apps

Article | May 01, 2013

AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson last did a review of five random apps in November 2012. This week, she decided to use the randomizer again and pick another five apps across all categories and recommended by AOPA members.

Useful FBO apps

Article | Apr 19, 2013

When flying to an unfamiliar airport, it’s always helpful to see what services are available at the facility’s FBO. Apps allow users to access information about FBOs around the world.

Apps aid flight planning process

Article | Apr 16, 2013

You can’t fly anywhere without proper flight planning. Smartphone and tablet apps have simplified the process, covering everything from flight calculators to wind computers.

Pilots recommend radar apps

Article | Apr 05, 2013

With spring here and summer around the corner, more thunderstorms and precipitation could be popping up.

Five fuel apps

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Pilots know all too well one of the big costs of flying is fuel. They also need to know where fuel is available and how to measure and maximize its use.

Five instrument simulator apps

Article | Mar 25, 2013

When I first started my flying lessons, my first instructor encouraged me to download and play with Microsoft Flight Simulator to help me grasp some of the concepts of flight. Growth in smartphone and tablet use has matched an explosion of instrument simulation apps.

Five checklist apps

Article | Mar 19, 2013

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.

ForeFlight crosses a frontier

Article | Mar 13, 2013

When Frontier Airlines announced that it had begun an FAA-approved program to evaluate Apple iPads as electronic flight bags in its cockpits, the news marked a new frontier for a maker of intelligent apps for general aviation pilots.

Apps to help prepare for private pilot exam, flight review

Article | Mar 13, 2013

As a student pilot, AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benet J. Wilson is always looking for any tip, trick, or technology that will help her in the learning process. To that end, there are myriad apps that can help do just that.

Five more aviation apps you can't live without

Article | Feb 26, 2013

Find out what five apps AOPA members said, via Facebook and Twitter, they could not live without.

Five weather apps

Article | Feb 19, 2013

The weather has been fluctuating from snow to rain, from below-freezing to spring-like temperatures, so take a look at these five AOPA-member recommended apps to help you track the weather.

Flight planning apps

Article | Feb 11, 2013

As pilots, we all know that myriad steps need to be taken in the flight planning and checklist process. This week, we look at member recommendations of five favorites: Foreflight Checklist Pro, iFlightPlanner, FlashPass, Flightintel, and Aviation Pocketknife. These are not endorsements of any app.

AOPA staff pilots share favorite apps

Article | Feb 05, 2013

This week, five AOPA staff pilots share some of their favorite aviation-related smartphone and tablet apps.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

Flight data apps

Article | Jan 29, 2013

Keeping track of flight data is one of those key functions every pilot has to do. There are apps that handle everything from managing flight plans to viewing charts. This week, AOPA members recommend five apps that help make those processes and others easier.

Jan. 25, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

ePilot Newsletter | Jan 25, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 4 — January 25, 2013 David Clark: Under pressureIFR Fix: Detonating, and ditchingGPS tracking to speed Alaska rescuesQuiz Me: Cleared into Class B Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content Featured David Clark: Under pressure Perched at the edge of a capsule 128,100 feet above the Earth, Felix Baumgartner marveled at how small it all looks, waved, bent his knees, and dropped into space. He broke the sound barrier in seconds, protected from a near-vacuum that would have boiled his blood in an instant only by a David Clark Co.

General apps

Article | Jan 22, 2013

Pilots use a wide range of apps in their flying--including flight training resources, charts and maps, logbooks, flight trackers, flight planning tools, and weather apps, to name a few. Some apps don't fall under one of these categories but are still relevant for pilots; check out five "general" aviation apps in this week's column. These are not endorsements of any app.

Apps of the week: Submissions from developers

Article | Jan 15, 2013

Pilots are some of the most resourceful people on the planet. If there’s a way to make the flying process easier, pilots will find it. And with the explosion of smartphone and tablet apps, there seems to be a solution for almost every task. This week AOPA takes a look at five apps sent in by their developers.