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SocialFlight: “More than a Database of Pilot Activities.” AVweb has a podcast interview with SocialFlight’s Jason Clemens whose new interactive social platform presents members with every single aviation-related event that might stimulate their interest. However and in the podcast, Jason talks about how his service and app is more than just a database of activities […]

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Sporty’s Introduces a New Pilot Backpack. If you prefer a backpack as your flight bag, Sporty’s has introduced its Cross Country Backpack with specific pockets to organize headsets, iPad, flashlight, fuel tester, handheld radio and other equipment. Sporty’s Cross Country Backpack is priced at just $64.95. For more information, visit Sportys.com Sporty’s New Instrument Rating […]

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Should you use a handheld GPS or an iPhone as a navigation backup?

A pilot named Heather H recently asked a great question on Ask a Flight Instructor about whether she should use a handheld GPS or her iPhone as a navigation backup. Specifically, Heather will be transitioning from a G1000 aircraft into an older plane with only a single VOR for navigation and she wrote that: Aside […]

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The iPhone 5 connector is a headache for aircraft owners

By now, many followers or buyers of the Apple iPhone 5 are probably aware of the problems with its new mapping application (so much so that Nokia has even written a blog post to gloat about the benefits of their own mapping technology!) but Flight Display Systems has pointed out some challenges for companies that […]

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iPhone Weight and Balance App

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 […]

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Going to the Farnborough Air Show? There’s an app for that.

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. […]

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Flying in France – there’s an app for that

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, […]

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