Resources

Flight Resources - Useful websites

 

This section contains a compiled list of useful aviation websites. The links have been presented by category and will continue to be updated over time. Contact us about any additional resources that you feel will be useful to share with the group and also report any broken links.

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Title
Category
Description
Sporty's
Online Ground School
Really nicely structured ground school, integrated with Flight Schedule Pro
Sheppard Air
Online Ground School
Ground school highly recommended by a lot of pilots and instructors
Bold Method
Online Ground School
Great resource especially if you fly a Cirrus Aircraft. Their Quizzes and articles are really good
King Schools
Online Ground School
One of the oldest and easiest ground schools on all things aviation
Fly8MA
Online Ground School
Free Private Pilot Ground School and cool resources
DC-SFRA
Official
Make sure you complete this training and print out a certificate if you have ever thought about flying east towards Virginia or Maryland
IACRA FAA
Official
IACRA is the web-based certification/rating application that guides the user through the FAA's airman application process.
NASA ASRS
Official
Aviation Safety Reporting System
FAA Safety
Official
Official FAA Safety Website
FAA
Official
The Federal Aviation Administration website
FAA Training & Books
Official
Remember to periodically download these books into your EFB Application. Remember you paid for these (Tax Dollars) and they are really good!
1800-WX-Brief
Official
Official FAA Flight Service for Weather and Flight Planning. Call them prior to each flight to get detailed flight planning information
FAA WINGS
Official
FAA's pilot proficiency program, do you know you can get wings credit if you watch Air Safety Institute videos through this site instead of directly on Youtube?
FAA Resources
Official
FAA Safety's Resources for Pilots
FAA Virtual Library
Official
FAA's Virtual Library - Lot's of useful material
Aviation Weather Center
Official
Official NOAA - National Weather Service Website
EAA
National Aviation Organization
Experimental Aircraft Association
AOPA
National Aviation Organization
The Airplane Owners and Pilots Association
Foreflight
Must Have Mobile Apps
Electronic Flight Bag
FlightRadar24
Must Have Mobile Apps
Wonder what that plane is in the sky, look it up
Windy
Must Have Mobile Apps
An amazing weather app. Be sure to check out the embedded Windy website on our site.
Garmin Pilot
Must Have Mobile Apps
Electronic Flight Bag
WeatherSpork
Must Have Mobile Apps
A really good Weather App
CloudAhoy
Must Have Mobile Apps
Flight Tracking and Recording with detailed figures to record and playback your flight
LiveATC
Must Have Mobile Apps
Live ATC Recordings - Listen to your communications on your recent flights
ThirtyThousandFeet
Just for fun
Some more humor, but while you are at it, check out their aviation directory
What the Forecast
Just for fun
A crazy weather forecast app to lighten your spirits when the weather is bad
UrCaptainSpekin
Just for fun
Aviation humor and jokes
Air Safety Institute
Flying Website
Cool Resources to keep you flying safe
The Finer Points
Flying Website
Really good videos and flying lessons. Give Jason's Patreon videos a look, they are worth it!
Mastery of Flight
Flying Website
Weekly free lessons / Lot's of Training Resources. Check out his annotations to Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche
Philip Greenspun
Flying Website
Amazing resource and a wealth of knowledge
AngleOfAttack
Flying Website
Home of the AviatorCast Podcast
Stef Drury
Flying Website
Real cool Vlogs with a lot of useful information
FlightSchedulePro
FBO Website (used by Flight Schools)
Ask your flight school / FBO
MyFbo
FBO Website (used by Flight Schools)
Ask your flight school / FBO
COPA
Airplane Communities
Cirrus Pilots hangout, very professionally maintained
Diamond
Airplane Communities
This is where people share information about Diamond Aircraft and crib about the company
Bonanza Soceity
Airplane Communities
Good community with a focus on safety
MAPA
Airplane Communities
Folks discussing the legacy of Mooney's and comparing them to every other airplane out there. Obviously, Mooney's are the best
Cessna
Airplane Communities
The fan site for what must be the most dated, I mean produced general aviation aircrafts ever
VANS Airforce
Airplane Communities
Money site if you ever want to build or fly an Experimental Aircraft (VANS). This is a fabulous and very hands-on community
Piper
Airplane Communities
One of many Piper cults (err. Sites). We picked this one because Google ranked it higher than the others