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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.

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.

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.

Black Friday sale: Save $140 on FlyQ EFB

Article | Nov 25, 2013

From Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, you can get two years of FlyQ EFB IFR+VFR subscription for less than the price of one—$99.

Game apps to play during the Thanksgiving holiday

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Spend time during the Thanksgiving holiday playing these five game apps.

Five more instrument simulator apps

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Five instrument simulator apps cover everything from improving radio nav skills to showing an altimeter.

Safety

Article | Nov 13, 2013

The Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise online course: VFR into IMC, points out the dangers of low ceilings and visibility.

Five random aviation apps

Article | Nov 08, 2013

Five random aviation apps cover everything from fuel to checklists.

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.

Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

Veteran airline captain and GA legend Barry Schiff enters the paper versus electronic chart debate with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

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