A pilot named George has recently posted a question on on Ask a CFI about what the best flight simulator software to buy for home computer use: My set up now is CH ruder CH yoke CH avionics panel windows XP. Looking for software to practice IFR Don’t care about the big airplanes just single […]
Software to help you be a better pilot – apps for your iPad, simulators for your PC and more
The iPad Mini is scheduled to ship on November 2 and should provide pilots with a whole new level of information and apps to use in the cockpit but if you don’t yet have an iPad to use in the cockpit, might now be the time to start thinking about getting one? Moreover, should pilots […]
I fly a Cirrus SR22 and I have tried a few simulators over the years, but I think this one looks pretty cool. As GA aircraft become more and more complex, the buttonology is going to get ever more important. Available near London from IP Aviation with or without an instructor.
Paul Bertorelli has recently written an interesting post (Johnny Can Read, But He Can’t Land) for AVWeb covering landings that brought up some interesting points about the use of flight simulators to practice landings and whether they do a good or bad job of simulating one. Paul began by writing that landing an aircraft may […]
When I was a PPL student, calculating a weight and balance (W&B) schedule for a flight took about 20 minutes using a form, the POH and a fair amount of mathematics. It wasn’t difficult but it was fiddly and time-consuming. Every year there are accidents where pilots wilfully or accidentally overload or unbalance their aircraft […]
Tank Timer is a tool for pilots who want to monitor fuel consumption during flight. I haven’t looked at myself – the Cirrus does a pretty good job of reminding you when to change tanks and tracking fuel consumption – but back when I used fly PA28s, this app might have been very useful.
I’ve been going to the Farnborough Airshow since I was a little boy and more recently as a journalist and then as an aviation marketing person, and I can tell you that there’s nothing more irritating that schlepping around all day with a pocket encyclopaedia in your bag. This weighty tome is the exhibitors guide. […]
Hats off to Carte.aero, who have just released a website that lets you view French 1:500,000 ICAO charts free online and plan routes on them. The site includes air force low altitude activity, NOTAMs, visual approach charts, METARs and TAFs, Sigmet etc.
Christmas will be a week from now but its not too late to get the pilot or aviation buff in your life something special. Hence, here are a few Christmas gift ideas: The Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf Timepiece. Swiss watchmaker Breitling has produced a special timepiece as part of its year-long salute to the […]
I’ve been checking out some iPhone and iPad flying apps recently. Flying In France is a great app for English-speaking pilots who want to fly to France. It gives you all the information you need right on your iPhone. It’s all in English too. It costs $5.99 from the iTunes store. Quick look-up for NOTAMs, […]