You might be an experienced pilot or you might be studying to become one very soon, either way, there is an Android smartphone application that will make your life as an aviator an easier and a more enjoyable one.
The Android application market is fast busy catering for every available market out there and this includes the aviation industry as well. Here are some of the 3 more practical Android apps for pilots that you will currently find.
Study Buddy (Commercial Pilot)
When you are studying to be a commercial pilot and you are busy preparing for the FAA written tests, the Study Buddy (Commercial Pilot) will help you with your preparations. It is like no other study tool that you have ever seen. It has three modes that you can operate with, which is Learning mode, Flashcards and Simulated tests.
In the Learning mode, you are allowed to create a custom review session by choosing which categories you want to review exactly. During each session, the questions are randomly generated in order and you will receive an instant feedback on the answer that you selected.
During Test mode, a session of 100-questions is generated from the database of FAA test questions, which simulates a real Commercial Pilot test. After you finished all the given questions, you will receive instant results as well.
There is an alternative option available in the Study Buddy (Private Pilot) as well, which will help you with your preparation if you are studying to be a private pilot.
The Pilot Club application is especially for the individual who is a full member of the aviation community and wants to stay up to date with all the current news happening in the aviation communities.
This news application for your Android smartphone features all the crew-centered news and commentary about numerous current issues and events that are of importance in the community of aviation. You will have instant access to all of this via the application directly on your mobile device.
WingX is a cross-platform preflight and weather intelligence application for Android. This application allows you to gain instant access to weather forecasts for all regions.
It provides you a full weather package for the aviation industry, a route planner, FAA documents, IFR charts and it provides you all the information you would need as a pilot. There is no need for you to use any computer anymore.
WingX is not free though, but many pilots would testify to it being the best Android application currently on offer.
Guest post by Damian Davila, writer on business and marketing at idaconcpts.com. Find Damian on Twitter at @idaconcpts.
Originally posted on September 30, 2011 @ 6:45 am