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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.

Five random aviation apps

Article | Nov 08, 2013

Five random aviation apps cover everything from fuel to checklists.

FltPlan.com widens FBO fuel-price reporting

Article | Nov 05, 2013

FltPlan.com, an Internet-based source of fight planning tools with 135,000 active user accounts, now provides current fuel pricing information for more than 3,300 fixed-base operations via its website and mobile apps, the company said in a news release.

Apps to practice, review your flight

Apps of the week | Nov 04, 2013

With everything that needs to be managed and monitored in a cockpit, pilots need to be at the top of their game. Developers have created apps to help pilots practice on the ground through simulation and record flight information in the air that can be reviewed and shared after a flight.

Weighing in on weight-and-balance apps

Apps of the week | Oct 28, 2013

Calculating weight and balance is an important task. So this week, AOPA takes a look at five apps that can handle it

Developers offer training apps for pilots, mechanics

Apps of the week | Oct 22, 2013

Developers are bringing training apps to the market regularly for all aspects of aviation. This week, AOPA highlights apps for pilots learning King Air systems, mechanics, student pilots, and pilots in instrument training.

Developers present five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Oct 14, 2013

Five aviation developers pitch their apps covering aircraft performance, weather, flight training, radio navigation, and video training.

Five aviation apps seen in the AOPA Summit exhibit hall

Article | Oct 10, 2013

Five app developers made their pitches to attendees at AOPA Aviation Summit.

Jeppesen: An elegantly designed VFR app

Article | Sep 20, 2013

Jeppesen's Mobile FliteDeck VFR takes a refreshing and seemingly unique stance in the superheated app arms race.

Getting general with aviation apps

Article | Sep 20, 2013

"General" aviation apps offer everything from medical to aircraft functions.

AOPA members share must-have apps

Apps of the week | Sep 13, 2013

Look up aircraft tail numbers, turn on your aircraft's preheater remotely, check METARs and TAFs in their raw or easy-to-read format, and zip through eAPIS with these apps.

Developers offer app updates

Article | Sep 06, 2013

Developers send in updates on five aviation apps.

Going electronic with logbooks

Article | Aug 30, 2013

These five apps have been designed to handle logbook entries electronically.

Could apps lower your fuel bill?

Article | Aug 23, 2013

With the price of fuel continuing to rise, pilots need all the help they can get in managing their fuel costs. These five apps claim they can help.

Five apps that ease flight planning

Apps of the week | Aug 23, 2013

AOPA members send in recommendations that they say help make all aspects of the flight planning process easier.

Five more checklist apps

Article | Aug 09, 2013

This week, AOPA highlights five checklist apps.

Secondary screen makes iPad readable in cockpit

Article | Aug 01, 2013

MyGoFlight’s new display makes reading an iPad easier in direct sunlight.

Jeppesen introduces app for VFR pilots

Article | Aug 01, 2013

A new iPad application from Jeppesen is designed for VFR pilots.

Apps can help you learn aircraft instruments

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Going long periods of time between flight lessons or personal flights? Check out these apps that simulate the flight and radio navigation instruments in common aircraft to help keep your skills sharp.

Five flight data apps

Article | Jul 19, 2013

These five flight data apps help pilots with planning and flying.

AOPA staff pilots recommend five apps

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Five AOPA staff pilots offer up their favorite smartphone and tablet apps.

Five flight training apps

Article | Jul 09, 2013

Student pilots can use these five apps, from maneuvers to ground school, to help with their flight training.

Play time! Five aviation game apps

Article | Jul 01, 2013

This July Fourth weekend, take time for fun with these five aviation game apps.

Tap your inner mechanic with five aviation maintenance apps

Article | Jun 21, 2013

The digital revolution in aviation makes its way into the maintenance arena with these five apps.

Stay up to date on crazy weather with these apps

Article | Jun 18, 2013

With all of the crazy weather pilots are experiencing across the country, check out these five weather apps to stay up to date on changing conditions.

Weigh these weight-and-balance apps for yourself

Article | Jun 06, 2013

AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benet J. Wilson's last column on weight-and-balance apps turned out to be one of the most popular with members. She received more than a dozen recommendations from members. So this week, she takes a look at another five.

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.