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Aviate, navigate, communicate—and calculate

Apps of the week | Aug 18, 2014

With all of the calculations pilots are required to do for every flight, here's a look at five apps that can help with that process.

EasyFBO founder a finalist in 'Entrepreneur' contest

Article | Aug 13, 2014

John Hill’s EasyFBO app puts him in the final round of Entrepreneur magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2014 contest.

Get the skinny on weight-and-balance apps

Apps of the week | Aug 11, 2014

Check out four apps that take the weight off doing weight-and-balance calculations.

Developers offer Oshkosh updates

Apps of the week | Jul 30, 2014

Aviation apps developers offer updates just in time for EAA AirVenture.

SocialFlight to create nationwide Parade of Planes

Article | Jul 30, 2014

Online aviation event hub SocialFlight is working with aircraft manufacturers to host a nationwide Parade of Planes during the month of September.

Apps take over paper logbook functions

Apps of the week | Jul 28, 2014

These four apps give paper logbooks a digital upgrade.

Plan flights with these five apps

Apps of the week | Jul 21, 2014

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Garmin Pilot app goes global

Article | Jul 17, 2014

Garmin has expanded the reach of its Pilot app for tablet computers to cover the entire planet.

Developers offer five more aviation apps

Apps of the week | Jul 14, 2014

Developers pitch their smartphone and tablet aviation apps to AOPA members.

Members offer up five favorite apps

Apps of the week | Jul 07, 2014

Apps that help with flight planning, track flights, and calculate weight and balance are among the favorites submitted by AOPA members.

Fly more often, have more fun with SocialFlight 4.0

Article | Jul 01, 2014

The just-released SocialFlight 4.0 app provides detailed information about destinations as well as reviews of area restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The free mobile app also shows current trip planning material such as airport information and weather forecasts.

Topics Apps, Travel, Gear

Random aviation apps

Apps of the week | Jun 30, 2014

These random apps can help you save on fuel costs, learn tips for safe cross-country flying, and fill downtime with an aviation-related game.

Now taking off: Flight training apps

Apps of the week | Jun 20, 2014

Here are five flight training apps designed to help student pilots learn important aviation concepts.

Apps handle different aviation tasks

Apps of the week | Jun 16, 2014

Five apps range from a timer for pilots to a wind component calculator.

Apps help pilots track weather, storms

Apps of the week | Jun 09, 2014

During the summer, pilots need to pay special attention to the season's unique weather changes that can affect flying. Just in time for the Air Safety Institute’s Storm Week, here’s a look at five weather apps.

Chart apps for planning, navigating

Apps of the week | May 30, 2014

Five chart apps are ready to supplement or replace paper products.

Let the aviation games begin

Apps of the week | May 23, 2014

Take a break from your normal apps by playing these five games let you be a World War II ace or helicopter pilot, and more.

Developers pitch new aviation apps

Apps of the week | May 19, 2014

Five new aviation apps help students study for the private pilot exam, practice holds and radial intercepts, and more.

Now taking off: Helicopter apps

Apps of the week | May 13, 2014

Helicopter apps are in the forefront this week, with ones that promote safety and offer rotorcraft comparisons.

Logging in with logbook apps

Apps of the week | May 06, 2014

One of the first items you receive when you begin your flying lessons is a logbook, and it's a treasured item throughout your years of flying. Many have a hardbound book to log their flights and track their progress. But thanks to smartphones and tablets, that task can be done digitally.

Topics Gear, Apps

New kit uses iPad to track unmanned aircraft

Article | Apr 29, 2014

Sagetech has unveiled a new kit that uses ADS-B and an iPad to track unmanned aerial systems.

Vox populi: Members share their favorite apps

Apps of the week | Apr 28, 2014

In the spirit of the song “Give the people what they want,” this week AOPA highlights five apps that members swear by. They do everything from providing timely information on fixed-base operators to helping with navigational tasks.

Apps automate weight and balance process

Apps of the week | Apr 21, 2014

Calculating weight and balance is an important task for pilots. AOPA members share their personal favorite weight-and-balance apps.

Topics Gear, Apps

Developers offer aviation app updates

Apps of the week | Apr 14, 2014

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.

Topics Gear, Apps, Tablet

Checklist apps? Check

Apps of the week | Apr 04, 2014

Five apps offer customizable aircraft checklists.

Topics Gear, Apps, Tablet

Stratus adds animated radar, split-screen attitude

Article | Apr 03, 2014

The Stratus Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver from Sporty’s Pilot Shop has added a split-screen attitude view, animated radar, and an iPad-battery-saving feature, Sporty’s announced April 2.

Do you have the right stuff? Take the EFB challenge

Article | Mar 26, 2014

MyGoFlight is launching a contest to test pilots on their EFB skills.

General apps handle specific tasks

Apps of the week | Mar 24, 2014

Take a look at five apps that cover a bit of everything, from measuring wind speeds and G forces to serving as a flight data recorder.

Topics Gear, Apps

Flight planning apps offer pilots help

Apps of the week | Mar 17, 2014

As more flight planning tasks become automated, pilots can choose from dozens of apps to help them prepare for a flight.

Topics Gear, Apps

BendixKing ends product support for myWingMan app

Article | Mar 11, 2014

BendixKing has announced that it will end product support for its myWingMan electronic flight bag iPad app.

Wrangle the weather with these five apps

Apps of the week | Mar 08, 2014

Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.

Developers offer app, mobile website updates

Apps of the week | Mar 03, 2014

Developers provide updates on aviation apps and mobile websites that handle the FAR/AIM, FBO fuel price checks, flight planning, and eAPIS.

Topics Gear, Apps, Tablet

Five apps for maintenance tracking, reference

Apps of the week | Feb 21, 2014

Owners, fleet operators, and mechanics may want to try out these five apps that handle tasks from tracking fasteners to tracking maintenance schedules.

Five random apps

Apps of the week | Feb 14, 2014

It's time for the randomizer, which has chosen five apps can help pilots with tasks ranging from preflight calculations to electronic flight bags.

What’s app? Aviation games

Apps of the week | Feb 07, 2014

Break up the winter doldrums by playing these five aviation game apps.

Is there an app for that? Probably

Apps of the week | Jan 30, 2014

Logbooks, fuel calculations, artificial glideslopes for short-field approaches—there's an app for that.

Developers pitch five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Jan 28, 2014

Developers make their pitch for five apps that cover everything from IFR communications to pireps.

Apps target pilots training for new certificates, ratings

Apps of the week | Jan 21, 2014

Aviation apps developers are specifically targeting pilots in training with apps that can help the learning process.

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.

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

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.

Try five aviation apps submitted by developers

Apps of the week | Dec 02, 2013

Five aviation apps developers make their pitch to AOPA members.

Flight Training Apps releases 'Private Pilot—Ground Portion'

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Flight Training Apps lets you be a fly on the wall during the ground portion of a private pilot checkride.

Game apps to play during the Thanksgiving holiday

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Spend time during the Thanksgiving holiday playing these five game apps.

ASA announces checkride, flight review apps

Article | Nov 20, 2013

ASA has released apps for the private, instrument, commercial, flight instructor, helicopter, and multiengine checkrides and for the flight review.

Five more instrument simulator apps

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Five instrument simulator apps cover everything from improving radio nav skills to showing an altimeter.