The AOPA Mags app provides easy access to the Enhanced Digital Editions of AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines on your iPad and other iOS devices, as well as on Android tablets and smartphones. In order to access the magazines, you must be a digital subscriber. The apps allow downloading and offline reading of your magazines, with simple swipe-and-pinch navigation, although you will need an Internet connection to view videos, slideshows, and other extended content.
AOPA Mags for iOS has received a major update that includes an improved user interface and compatibility with Apple’s iOS 8.
You must have a digital subscription to an AOPA magazine in order to access content in the app. To log in, simply enter your AOPA website username and password, then tap “Log In.”
Tap “Read” or any magazine cover to read an issue online; swipe up and down to see all available issues. Tap “Download” to download an issue to your device, for offline reading later. A progress bar shows the download’s status; after the issue is downloaded, the button becomes “Delete”—tap this when you wish to remove an issue from your device’s memory. “Update” will add any changes to your downloaded issue. If you subscribe to more than one AOPA magazine digitally, tap the blue Home icon at lower right to return to your home page and select another title’s catalog.
Depending on platform and screen size, you may not see every function. They are, from left:
From the catalog or home page, tap the icon at upper left to open the left toolbar.
“View Downloaded” will show only issues you have downloaded to your device, while “View All” shows all issues you can access (your device must be connected to the Internet). This toolbar also offers easy access to recent AOPA news articles, the AOPA.org website, and AOPA Live.
To close the menu, tap the screen away from the menu.
When you are viewing an AOPA digital magazine online, tapping on this icon will launch a video, slideshow, or other rich content accompanying the story. Your tablet or smartphone must be connected to the Internet to access this extra content.
Each magazine’s file size averages 30 to 40 megabytes. Download time will depend on your Internet connection speed. We recommend using a wifi connection to download each new issue.
Yes, but you will need to download the issue to your device first. When reading offline you cannot access videos, slideshows, websites, or other extended content.
There is no cost to download the AOPA Mags app. However, you must be an AOPA member with a digital magazine subscription in order to access content within the app.
Go online and follow the steps to add a digital subscription to your membership, or to convert your print magazine subscription to a digital subscription. To log in to a digital edition, simply use your AOPA website username and password.