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5 Must-Have Apps for Pilots

By Blue Line Aviation on Feb 3, 2023 3:15:00 AM

As a pilot living in the digital age, we are able to operate more effectively and efficiently with digital applications. With so many different apps available, which ones should you be using? To help make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 must-have apps for pilots. Whether you’re looking for an app that provides the latest weather updates or one that assists with flight planning, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more about each of these essential applications.


Foreflight proudly proclaims themselves 'the ultimate application for aviation' and we couldn't agree more. They provide a comprehensive solution to ready you for flight, as well as the tools necessary for a safe and efficient execution of your flight plan.

Core capabilities include:

Trip planning: With airport data, FBOs information and tariffs, preflight weather briefing tools, aircraft performance profiles for optimal flight efficiency, electronic navlog system with ICAO support for a complete flight plan preparation experience including Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC), real-time weather imagery to ensure safe navigation.

Charts: Harness the power of data-driven aeronautical charts, FAA VFR Sectionals and TACs, IFR high/low altitude enroute maps, terminal procedures worldwide -- all courtesy of Jeppesen's comprehensive VFR/IFR enroute and terminal plans.

In-Flight Navigation: With the advancement of digital technology, flying has become easier and more precise with flight instruments that provide an accurate picture of your aircraft's position in relation to its surroundings. Enhance your situational awareness with GPS-enabled moving maps and geo-referenced charts for better navigation as well as terrain visualization.

Connectivity: Receive real-time ADS-B weather on the go, SiriusXM satellite weather and entertainment that can be enjoyed from anywhere, integration with Garmin panel-mount avionics for advanced navigation capabilities; compatible with a range of home flight simulators.

Digital Assistant: Weight & balance, logbook, aircraft checklists, track logging and scratchpad.

Document Management: Upload, view and edit flight-relevant documents like aircraft manuals, international paperwork and training documents.

LogTen Pro

LogTen Pilot Logbook simplifies your life with its incredibly fast flight logging functionality, comprehensive Analyze view for detailed analysis of your flying time, and the revolutionary InSight technology that monitors all future flights while alerting you to any rest/duty/currency issues. Plus, it ensures protection of all your invaluable flight information by having a secure backup in either iCloud or Dropbox—or both.


Keep up with the latest Federal Aviation Regulations quickly and easily by downloading this revolutionary app. This user-friendly program synchronizes all of your bookmarks and sends an alert to you when there have been any changes in the regulations that are important for you.

King Schools

King Schools, Inc. is the premier supplier of flight training videos across the globe! With their KING Courses App and Flashcard App, you can get your hands on almost any video lessons King Schools has to offer. Watch them at your own pace and answer all questions related to it afterward.


Introducing the Aviation Radio Simulator, an application designed to help pilots master aviation phraseology and radiotelephony while practicing communication with air traffic control (ATC). With this program, pilots can simulate conversations between each other and ATC to understand how radio operations work in a safe environment.


Blue Line Aviation is passionate about knowledge and education. With the right tools and apps, you can be sure to have a safe and successful flight. Interested in turning your passion for flight into a career? Blue Line Aviation has taken flight training to the next level. With a brand new state-of-the-art facility, and a sizable fleet of Diamond Aircraft, Blue Line Aviation is the perfect choice for an aspiring career. Contact us today to learn more.

Blue Line Aviation, established in 2012, is one of only a few flight schools in the world to provide quality flight training programs at an accelerated pace. In as few as five and a half months, students can go from no experience to fully confident and certified pilots, fully prepared for a career in aviation. Schedule a tour of our new state-of-the-art facility (located at 3149B Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, North Carolina) and let your new career take flight. For more inquiries and additional information, please visit our website, find us on social media, or contact Ashley Tucker, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (919) 578-3713 ext. 305.