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Developers promote flight planning app updates

Apps of the week | Sep 12, 2014

Aviation developers unveil updates for nine flight planning apps.

Aircraft maintenance: Mystery upgrades and opportunities

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 11, 2014

What’s legal when it comes to modifying older aircraft? The starting point in any analysis of a potential aircraft modification is to answer the question: Is this a major alteration or a minor alteration?

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.

P&E Frugal Flier: iPad screen protection

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

As iPads become ever more central to flying, accessories that make them work better in the cockpit take on new importance.

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.

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Article | Aug 20, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

IFR Fix: Coded weather? GMAB!

IFR Fix | Aug 19, 2014

If it’s been a while, try starting your next proficiency session by getting the weather with a pad, not the iPad.

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.

How to handle aircraft maintenance when traveling

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 18, 2014

Having to deal with any form of aircraft maintenance when you're far from home isn't fun. Your resources are limited, you don't necessarily know the local fixed-base operator, and your options may be very limited. When you're away from home, it's in your best interest to become your own maintenance manager and advocate.

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.

A hotspot for everywhere

Article | Aug 05, 2014

Sporty’s Pilot Shop is offering a solution for pilots who need to stay in touch everywhere: a mobile hotspot delivering voice and data via satellite.

Flight data recorder for GA

Article | Aug 05, 2014

Hilton Software announced at EAA AirVenture a new feature for WingX Pro7 that captures and records digital flight data 10 times per second.

New options lower Jeppesen data costs

Article | Aug 04, 2014

Jeppesen at EAA AirVenture introduced simplified data subscriptions for general aviation customers, dramatically lowering costs for many IFR pilots.

Summer vacation flying: Packing for your trip

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 04, 2014

Before taking off on a trip where you’ll be gone for an extended period of time or flying in remote areas, gather some spare parts and tools to take along in case a maintenance issue arises along the way.

Developers offer Oshkosh updates

Apps of the week | Jul 30, 2014

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

An iPad-based HUD from MyGoFlight

Article | Jul 30, 2014

Tablet computers are quickly becoming essential avionics.

Apps take over paper logbook functions

Apps of the week | Jul 28, 2014

These four apps give paper logbooks a digital upgrade.

AOPA ANNOUNCES EXIT FROM EFB MARKET

News release | Jul 25, 2014

Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.

AOPA exits EFB market

Article | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products will transition to Seattle Avionics.

Guardian Avionics wireless bridge saves engine data in cloud

Article | Jul 22, 2014

Guardian Avionics has created a wireless bridge that displays engine and flight data on up to six iPads at a time

Plan flights with these five apps

Apps of the week | Jul 21, 2014

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 18, 2014

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

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.

Summer vacation flying: Maintenance tips for smooth trips

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 08, 2014

Any successful cross-country trip requires careful maintenance planning well in advance of the first leg of the trip.

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.

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.

Aircraft maintenance: Breaking breakers

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 25, 2014

When electrical system gremlins started to appear in A&P mechanic Jeff Simon's airplane, he discovered that his aircraft's circuit breakers (one of which was 41 years old) were failing one by one.

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.

Aircraft maintenance: Building an experimental aircraft

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 17, 2014

The idea of building and flying your own aircraft can be daunting to the average pilot. But many things in aviation are a continuum: student to pilot, pilot to aircraft owner, owner to mechanic or builder.

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.

Technology: Who's seeing whom?

Pilot Magazine | Jun 05, 2014

“There’s no traffic displaying ahead of me on the iPad—nothing at all—and all of a sudden, there’s an airplane right in front of me.”

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.

Eating the elephant: Using experience to qualify for your A&P certificate

Aircraft Maintenance | May 21, 2014

A decade of aircraft ownership may put you closer to your A&P certificate than you might think.

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.

P&E Avionics: Synthetic Vision for tablets

Pilot Magazine | May 14, 2014

Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived synthetic vision, but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology.

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.

Eating the elephant: Becoming an A&P is closer than you think

Aircraft Maintenance | May 05, 2014

If you own and work on your aircraft under the guidance of your local mechanic, you could count that time toward the requirements for becoming an A&P.

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.

Jury sides with small developer in chart suit

Article | Apr 29, 2014

A Massachusetts software firm has been awarded $43.1 million in damages by a federal jury in Denver, which found Jeppesen Sanderson violated a 2009 contract.

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.

Eating the elephant: Become an educated owner

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 23, 2014

When you set out on a mission to learn about your airplane, it’s amazing how many people step in to help.

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

Eating the elephant: Charting a course to aircraft ownership

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 10, 2014

For all its regulations and costs, there are options out there to make the dream of aircraft ownership a reality for most pilots.

Same as it ever was

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Today someone will walk in to a flight school and plunk down a bunch of money to fulfill a dream.

General aviation giants

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

General aviation has always attracted larger-than-life personalities.