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Aviation References

Flight Training

pilotnick.jpg Pilot Nick Flight Instructor in Phoenix, Arizona
crosswind.jpg Crosswind Concepts Crosswinds flight training in Denver, Colorado
ialogobluebg.jpg Independence Aviation, LLC Helping pilots and aircraft owners get the most out of aviation. Located at Centennial Airport (KAPA)

Flight Planning & Weather

weatherchannel.png The Weather Channel App Long range weather outlook by day and by hour. Alerts.
intellicast.png Intellicast App Detailed weather outlook by day and by hour.
airnav.jpg Website Site to find airports in the area in which you are traveling.
fltplan.jpg Website Best route planner and electronic flight filing solution.
jepp.jpg Jeppesen Icing Website Site to track icing analysis in the area in which you are traveling.
jepp.jpg Jeppesen Turbulence Website Site to track turbulence in the area in which you are traveling.
globalair.jpg Global Air Airport Directory Website Site to find airports and fuel prices in the area in which you are traveling.

Pilot/Flight Information

faalogo.jpg FAA - Pilot Information Website Pilots portal - certification, training, regulations, forms, flight info
faalogo.jpg Digital Products from FAA Website Terminal Procedures, Airport Diagrams, Airport/Facility Directory.
faalogo.jpg FAA Preferred Routes Database Website To look up preferred routes, TEC routes.

Pre-Flight Planning & Readiness

step1.jpg Review weather and route information again. (Same as above)
step2.jpg Flight App. Terrific weather views overlaid onto enroute charts.
step3.jpg Flight Service Weather Briefing - 800.992.7433
step4.jpg Flight plan filed - from flight app, or phone

iPad Cockpit Readiness - MYGOFLIGHT Definition:

iPad must be cockpit ready - iPad secured, and viewable and operable with one hand during critical phases of flight. Critical phases of flight are defined as taxi, takeoff, landing and under 10,000 ft. other than cruise. To see the complete definition and FAA perspective, click here.

Achieved through the use of iPad specific kneeboards and mounts.

iPad Check list items:

Before Flight - 5+ hours

step1.jpg Apps updated, confirm operational
step2.jpg Download data, confirm preent. (Run iPad Airplane mode on to turn off internet access)
step3.jpg Route loaded in all aviation apps to be used. Favorite airports & charts configured/reviewed.
step4.jpg iPad/external devices charged.
step5.jpg ArmorGlas Anti-Glare Screen Protector on, cleaned.
step6.jpg Chargers packed and ready for use for DC and AC power.


step1.jpg iPad Settings - Airplane mode on then turn on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cellular Data selectively
step2.jpg External devices connected
step3.jpg Flight apps running, GPS locked
step4.jpg Route updated
step5.jpg Screen locked as desired
step6.jpg iPad secured, set min-brightness


step1.jpg Confirm position of iPad.
step2.jpg Monitor iPad battery level, charge as necessary.
step3.jpg Monitor GPS accuracy & battery

In-Flight - Apps

garminpilotbluebg.jpg Garmin Pilot appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
foreflightbluebg.jpg ForeFlight appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
wingxgreenbg.jpg WingX Pro7 appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
jeppbluebg.jpg Jepp FD appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
flyqorangebg.jpg AOPA Fly Q appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
xavionredbg2.jpg Xavion appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg
ibooks.jpg iBooks appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg

Post-Flight Apps

logtenpro.jpg LogTen Pro X Logbook appstoredownload.jpg googleplaydownload.jpg

Product Reviews

pilotnick.jpg Pilot Nick Flight Instructor in Phoenix, Arizona
boldmethodlogo.jpg Bold Method Aviation knowledge center
studentpilotjourneylogo.jpg Student Pilot Journey Aviation blogger and pilot sharing thoughts online