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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.

Apps of the week: Charts and maps

Article | Jan 10, 2013

This week AOPA takes a look at five charts and maps apps recommended by AOPA members, including SkyChartsPro, AeroFlare, Aeronautical Charts, ZephyrCharts, and Anywhere Map.

Pilots submit favorite apps

Article | Jan 03, 2013

This week AOPA highlights member-submitted apps that can be used for flight planning, navigation, and glideslope indications.

Editor's pick: Top 10 apps for 2012

Article | Dec 21, 2012

AOPA e-Newsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson share the top 10 apps that she’s reviewed in 2012. Did your favorite app make the list?

Logbook apps

Article | Dec 18, 2012

Members of the AOPA Flying Club Network Facebook group offered recommendations for logbook apps.

‘Flight Training’ magazine chat’s featured apps

Article | Dec 10, 2012

The crew at AOPA’s Flight Training magazine held their monthly chat on Dec. 4. Here’s a review of the apps mentioned in the chat.

Weight & Balance apps

Article | Dec 04, 2012

This week AOPA takes a look at apps that help with weight and balance. Those who submitted the apps below felt very strongly about their effectiveness.

Radar apps

Article | Nov 26, 2012

AOPA Online readers sent in their favorite radar apps--find out which ones Benet Wilson highlights in this week's column.

App roulette

Article | Nov 20, 2012

After throwing a list of apps into an online randomizer, AOPA's Benét J. Wilson takes a look at the top five that the program spit out. You might be surprised by what surfaced.

Aviation apps you can't live without

Article | Nov 13, 2012

What iPhone/iPad/Android aviation-related app could you not live without? Pilots weighed in with their choices.

Learn to fly apps

Article | Nov 02, 2012

I am currently a student pilot and a fool for pilot-related apps. I need all the help I can get in learning the ins and outs of flying, so this week, I’m reviewing apps that student pilots should consider.

Wx apps of the week

Article | Nov 01, 2012

Thanks to the iPhone and iPad, apps have revolutionized the way pilots fly. To that end, AOPA will begin showcasing five aviation-related apps weekly. As those on the East Coast dig out from the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, this week let's take a look at weather apps.

iPad: Friend or foe?

Article | Aug 21, 2012

Since the first-generation iPad stormed into the consumer market - and general aviation cockpits - in 2010, pilot reactions have been mixed. Many swear by it while others are more inclined to swear at it.

Rights notice to be issued with airman, medical apps

Advocacy | Aug 16, 2012

Applicants for airman certificates or ratings, inspection authorizations, and airman medical certificates will soon find a new item in the paperwork for their practical test or medical examination: a Pilot's Bill of Rights Written Notification of Investigation from the FAA.

Products: There are accessories for that

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

You likely know the name Flight Guide from the small airport information books. This is a good introduction to the user experience behind the application. More than any other all-in-one flight planning and navigation app, iEFB focuses on airports.

Sporty's releases Women in Aviation conference app

Article | Feb 15, 2012

Sporty's has released a new free app for the 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference, to be held March 8 through 10 in Dallas.