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AOPA Fly-Ins: Great news and big changes

Article | Mar 24, 2014

More than 300 aircraft have already registered to fly in for the AOPA Fly-In at San Marcos, Texas, on April 26, and AOPA is reorganizing the schedule of the day to allow for a safe, even flow of aircraft arrivals.

Aircraft maintenance: Cold weather checkup

Aircraft Maintenance | Mar 24, 2014

Even late-winter presents a number of unique challenges to the aircraft’s systems, and it pays to take the time to do what you can to protect your aircraft (and yourself) while we’re still in winter’s grip.

VFR cockpit app enhanced

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

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.

Avionics: Paper-less

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

Read that carefully. They aren’t dead, nor will they be for some time—if ever.

Aircraft maintenance: Proper engine preheating

Aircraft Maintenance | Mar 10, 2014

Preheating is about far more than just oil temperature. Proper preheating involves heating the entire engine, so that all critical engine parts can be brought into the ‘safe’ temperature range.

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.

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Aircraft maintenance: Myths, realities of engine preheating

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 27, 2014

The engine heater and a small cabin heater have been keeping the aircraft warm and ready to go for almost two weeks. Heresy, you say? Leaving a preheater on for this long will corrode the engine, you say? Not necessarily.

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.

AOPA plans big presence at Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA representatives will be out in full force at the upcoming Northwest Aviation Conference.

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.

UPDATED VERSION OF AOPAS FLYQ EFB OFFERS INCREASED SAFETY AND IFR FEATURES

News release | Feb 12, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and partner Seattle Avionics have released Version 1.3 of the popular iPad application, FlyQ EFB, with new functions that include ADS-B traffic display, night mode, instrument procedure overlays and more.

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.

Rotorcraft Rookie: Time to go somewhere

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 30, 2014

Try a cross-country with only a compass and map for navigation, mental math calculations instead of using an E6B, and hitting checkpoints every five miles.

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.

Aircraft maintenance: Listen to your airplane

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 22, 2014

Aircraft do not heal themselves. That sounds obvious, perhaps, but if you sincerely want to protect yourself, your family and your aircraft, read that sentence again and take it to heart.

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.

Maintenance: Spark plug gapping and replacement

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 08, 2014

Learn how to save money by doing your own spark plug maintenance. A&P Jeff Simon explains how to clean, gap, and reinstall spark plugs on your aircraft.