30 Jul 2009
Here’s the list of websites and other resources that I talked about in the EAA AirVenture forum presentation this Wednesday. The talk titled ‘The Internet for Pilots – to Twitter and beyond!’. It was divided into a few different sections, the first part was intro material and didnt have any links, then we got into the main content:
Training & Safety
- FAAsafety.gov – home to the Wings program, listings of aviation events, courses and seminars, the Learning Center and much more.
- SPANS – sign up here to get into the FAASafety.gov system and receive notifications of events, participate in the Wings program, etc.
- Aviation learning Center – Search here for lots of great aviation information – courses, documents, etc.
- On Landings Part 1 – Part 1 of a series looking at common landing errors and how to fix them, co-authored and illustrated by William Kershner
- On Landings Part 2
- On Landings Part 3
- FAA.gov – main FAA website with lots and lots of information, including downloadable PDF manuals and handbooks
- AOPA Air Safety Foundation – many great safety resources
- Nall Report – Analysis of accident causes and trends for 2007.
- ASF interactive courses – flash-based tutorials covering weather, communication, charts and much more.
- Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) – the main government weather site for aviation.
- Navmonster.com – Another alternative site for weather data, can be advert-heavy.
- AeroWeather – Free iPhone app for Metar and Taf data
- Skyvector.com – Explore sectionals, area charts and IFR charts using google maps interface – weather and route planning also.
- NACO digital Terminal Procedures Publications (d-TPP) – Download PDFs of IFR approach plates, SIDS, STARS, airport diagrams, A/FD pages, Chart Users Guide.
- AOPA Airports guide for iPhone (AOPA Members only)
- Google Earth – Review your airport and route in 3D and with satellite imagery, also for the iPhone
- AOPA Flight Planner (AOPA Members only)
Social Networking sites for Aviation
- AOPA Forums (AOPA Members Only)
- Studentpilot.com Bulletin Board – active forums on a wide variety of topics
- Facebook – Many aviation groups and sites including EAA, Skyvector
- Oshkosh365 – EAA’s social networking site, for EAA members and non-members, blogs and great weather display
- Twitter – micro-blogging in 140 characters or less, follow the #OSH09 hash tag, my tweets: @simon_t
- AvWeb YouTube video clip of A380 cross-wind landing
- Twitter Stream Graphs of #OSH09 tags (created using Neoformix.com StreamGraph tool)
- Blogs – too many to mention individually but check out bloggingpilots.com for a list of many great sites.
- Podcasts – lots of these too, try searching iTunes for ‘pilot’ and/or ‘aviation’
- UND Aerocast – video tutorials demonstrating many flight maneuvers, instrument technique and more