With productivity on everyone’s lips, society is entering a new era. We are relying increasingly on technology to cut out any and all unnecessary admin. In aid of circumventing the mind numbing exercises, we now simply download an app. For every single facet of our lives; there’s an app. Want to see the weather? There’s an app for that. Want to know what song is playing? There’s an app for that. Want to track your exercise? There’s an app for that. Want to count calories? There’s an app for that… Let’s have a look at some apps which have been designed and produced specifically designed for the flight-minded.

5. CloudAhoy

With rave reviews on many sites. By logging data during the course of your flight the post-flight service takes care of all of your flight debriefing. CloudAhoy will provide clear and accurate information about your flights. You can access and share your flight information on Android, Mac, iPad, Windows and Linux via www.CloudAhoy.com.The only downside of this app is that you have to pay for it; that said, it is most definitely worth it for some pilots especially considering the plethora of information you can amass.

CloudAhoy is available at both the Google Play store and the iTunes store. The flight logging, listing and viewing functions are free to use. The debriefing service however, is free for 35-days, following this there is a yearly $45 subscription fee.

Features:

  • VFR and IFR
  • 2D or 3D flight tracks
  • Profiles
  • Manoeuvre analysis
  • Instrument approaches

4. Aviation Flight Time Calculator

This is a brilliant and easy to use app to help you calculate your chock to chock times in the ‘HH:MM’ format. There are heaps of positive reviews on this app, try it out.

The Aviation Flight Time Calculator app is free from the Google Play store.

3. Pilot Logbook

This app aids in the updating of your logbook and capability to calculate FDP times. It’s great for both private and airline pilots.

The Pilot Logbook app is free from the Google Play store.

Features:

  • There are 50 customizable input fields, allowing you to change the name, position and visibility.
  • This app allows you to export and back up your old flight data in the form of a .csv file to an SD card, Dropbox or send as an email.
  • Provides you with more than 15 statistical evaluations.
  • The duty plan will also sync with your Google calendar.
  • Additionally, there is an airport database.

2. Aviation Calculations

This easy to use app will calculate crosswind components, visual decent points and drift correction. It also helps students practice the applications of the 1:60 rule.

The Aviation Calculations app is free from the Google Play store.

1. Aviation Pocket Knife

This one very clever app has everything from converters to NOTAMS and weather tools for your flights. It’s quick and handy, giving you necessary information as you need it.

The Aviation Pocket Knife app is free from the Google Play store.

Features:

  • Navigation calculator
  • Weather query (NOAA)
  • Snowtam decoder
  • Unit converter
  • Aviation abbreviations
  • Crosswind calculator
  • Met calculator
  • Airport information with weather
  • NOTAMS
  • Volmet frequencies for Europe and North Africa

Whether it’s free or not, the range of apps for pilots are incredible, and even overwhelming. The best way to be sure that you’ve found an app that works for you is by taking it for a spin. We would love to hear from you, let us know if you’ve found any noteworthy apps that aren’t on this list, or if you haven’t been too impressed with any of the apps mentioned above and why.