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Garmin amps up European app features

Article | Apr 19, 2016

A new version of the Garmin Pilot EFB app for Apple products includes a host of features common on the previous version for U.S. pilots plus some additional enhancements for all.

SocialFlight offers more 'social' features

Article | Apr 07, 2016

SocialFlight will launch a new release, version 5, on May 1 with features that will let users become even more social, founder Jeff Simon said April 7.

Sporty's stays busy with new app, products

Article | Apr 07, 2016

Sporty's Pilot Shop has introduced a number of new products and services, including a new iPad application that provides training videos in a unique way.

Garmin Pilot updates for Android, iOS released

Article | Feb 25, 2016

Garmin has announced updates of its Garmin Pilot apps for Android and iOS systems, including new integration capabilities and other enhancements.

Topics Apps, Gear

Fuel planning, EFB integration added to AOPA Flight Planner

Article | Feb 18, 2016

The latest release of the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, adds four new features to ease flight planning and improve safety, including a unique fuel-warning system and the ability to send the flight plan to ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro7.

SocialFlight launches Where2Ride motorcycle app

Article | Nov 24, 2015

Where2Ride, a free mobile app from SocialFlight, the maker of a popular aviation event app, presents motorcyclists with interactive maps of cycling events, destinations, and popular bike rides, the company announced Nov. 17.

Topics Apps, Gear, Tablet

Watch your flying

Article | Oct 23, 2015

The Apple Watch needs a lot of help from its iPhone cousin to help you navigate in the air. Not many apps are available, although ForeFlight is the first to try to put flying on your wrist.

ForeFlight now connected to Garmin data

Article | Sep 17, 2015

You first heard in July that certain Garmin avionics will talk to electronic flight bag ForeFlight. Now,45 days later, ForeFlight has announced what the two will talk about.

AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

Article | Aug 27, 2015

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Don't count out the dedicated handheld GPS units just yet. Adventure Pilot recently introduced the iFly 740, a device it said customers were itching for.

SocialFlight app adds 'HotSpots' destinations

Article | Jul 20, 2015

SocialFlight, an app for finding events and interesting places to fly, has added a new "HotSpots" category.

Garmin showing new products at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Garmin has released details on several new products it will show during EAA AirVenture, including an electronic logbook and a Bluetooth audio panel.

Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 introduced

Article | Jul 09, 2015

Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 for iOS features audio airspace warnings and automatic flight logging capabilities, in addition to a seamless transition from aerial charts to airport diagrams.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR adds audio warnings

Article | Apr 23, 2015

A new feature of Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR electronic flight bag gives pilots aural airspace and waypoint warnings through Sennheiser’s S1 Digital headset.

Hilton Software demos WingX Pro7 for Android

Article | Apr 21, 2015

Pilots in the market for an electronic flight bag for their Android device can check out a new product at Sun 'n Fun. Hilton Software will be providing demos of WingX Pro7 for Android during the show.

Commercial test prep, FAR/AIM apps released

Article | Apr 08, 2015

New apps for iOS and Android help prepare pilots for the commercial pilot knowledge test and give users access to the federal aviation regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.

Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Article | Mar 25, 2015

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

Jeppesen, AvPlan integrate navigation, planning

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Users will soon be able to export flight plans from the AvPlan EFB into the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app, Jeppesen announced March 17.

Garmin updates Pilot app for helos

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.

ASA releases checkride apps for Android

Article | Feb 13, 2015

Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc. on Feb. 12 announced seven new apps for Android designed to help pilots prepare for the oral portion of practical tests.

New instrument training app released

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Pilot Training Solutions’ Instrument Rating Virtual Test Prep iPad app was released in the App Store Feb. 4, the fourth app the company has released in as many months.

FltPlan, Angel Flight West partner to match pilots with flight needs

Article | Jan 27, 2015

Commercial flight planning service FltPlan and Angel Flight West are integrating so that the nonprofit organization can match passenger needs with volunteer pilots’ existing flight schedules.

Rod Machado releases 'Aviation Learning Center' app

Article | Jan 23, 2015

Aviation writer, humorist, and CFI Rod Machado has released a free app that serves as a clearinghouse for his instructional resources.

Pilot Briefing: Products

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Pilots are a notoriously thrifty bunch, which is why it’s not unusual to see multiple airplanes in one hangar. And, it's one reason pilots love courtesy cars. A new app lets you find courtesy cars at your destination.

FlyQ family upgrades available

Article | Dec 01, 2014

Seattle Avionics, the designer and developer of FlyQ flight planning products, has announced updates including new versions of FlyQ Pocket and FlyQ EFB, and a new Web-based system called ATLAS.

Garmin introduces new ADS-B solution

Article | Oct 28, 2014

Garmin announced a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution Oct. 28 that meets FAA requirements for ADS-B Out while delivering traffic and subscription-free weather to mobile devices.

Put ground school in your hands with these five apps

Apps of the week | Oct 07, 2014

Student pilots can use these five apps to help study for their FAA knowledge exams.

Five apps help with helicopter pilot functions

Apps of the week | Sep 30, 2014

Five helicopter apps cover functions from studying flight hazards to logging flights.

Consider these five random aviation apps

Apps of the week | Sep 08, 2014

Check out five aviation apps that handle a range of pilot functions.

New partners help SocialFlight 'energize' aviation

Article | Sep 04, 2014

SocialFlight, an Internet site and mobile app that helps pilots pinpoint aviation events and destinations, is expanding internationally through partnerships with aviation industry leaders, said the Sudbury, Massachusetts-based startup.

Five apps aid pilots in the cockpit

Apps of the week | Sep 02, 2014

Check out these five apps that help pilots handle everything from VOR tracking to weather.

Topics Gear, Apps, Tablet

Specific apps for general aviation

Apps of the week | Aug 25, 2014

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

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.

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.