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Sun ’n Fun news briefs

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Sun n Fun news briefs Mayor proclaims WASP commemoration day Lakeland, Fla., Mayor Gow Fields proclaimed April 11 Women in Air Service 70th Anniversary Commemoration Day.

myWingMan adds ADS-B weather

Article | Apr 09, 2013

Pilots can get weather right on their iPad through Bendix/King’s myWingMan electronic flight bag. The app’s latest release includes Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather with prog charts, graphical winds aloft, METARs, and TAFs.

Pilots recommend radar apps

Article | Apr 05, 2013

With spring here and summer around the corner, more thunderstorms and precipitation could be popping up.

Flight Guide iEFB updated with ADS-B capability

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Photo courtesy Airguide Publications Inc. Airguide Publications has updated the Flight Guide iEFB to display weather on the iPad in flight, with additional functionality planned for future releases.

Five fuel apps

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Pilots know all too well one of the big costs of flying is fuel. They also need to know where fuel is available and how to measure and maximize its use.

Five instrument simulator apps

Article | Mar 25, 2013

When I first started my flying lessons, my first instructor encouraged me to download and play with Microsoft Flight Simulator to help me grasp some of the concepts of flight. Growth in smartphone and tablet use has matched an explosion of instrument simulation apps.

Five checklist apps

Article | Mar 19, 2013

Going through a checklist before taking to the skies and during flight is a must. In the past, pilots relied on paper/laminated checklists, but with the advent of smartphones and tablets, checklists have become digital.

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.

Patent battle stifles aviation innovation, enrages aviator

Article | Feb 21, 2013

A patent case filed in federal court will keep a new aviation application that offers backup instruments and a best-glide solution to the nearest airport away from Android devices, possibly for years to come.

Bendix/King's myWingMan adds AHRS

Article | Feb 20, 2013

Bendix/King's recently released version 1.1 update of its myWingMan iPad app supports attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) sensors, has improved user interface, and offers greater flight planning flexibility.

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.

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.

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.

Sporty's announces instrument training app

Article | Jan 16, 2013

Sporty's "Complete Instrument Training" course, available in online and DVD formats, is now a dedicated app for iOS devices.

Topics Gear, Tablet

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.

Hilton Software releases WingX upgrade

Article | Dec 26, 2012

Hilton Software has released version 6.9 of WingX Pro7, with enhancements including SmartTaxi, search-and-rescue grids, and search patterns. It is the first iPad app to support the Dual XGPS170 bluetooth ADS-B receiver.

Topics Gear, Tablet

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?