Useful Links

Here are some of our favorite websites. Click on any category for more information.

Weather

Flight Planning Aids

FAA and Medical Application

Continuing Education

Other Online Resources

Organizations and Memberships

Shopping and Pilot Supplies

For Fun

Weather Sites

Duats Website

www.duats.com

Immediate on-line access to U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved information including:

  • Current, continuously updated weather information
  • Easy-to-understand plain language weather
  • Flight plan filing and closing
  • Automated flight planning
National Weather Service Website

www.aviationweather.gov

Aviation Weather Center Mission Statement:
The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system. We are a team of highly skilled people dedicated to working with customers and partners to enhance safe and efficient flight.

AvnWx Website

www.AvnWx.com

This site displays live pilot reports, current and forecast weather (PIREPs, METARs, TAFs), temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) with optional radar overlays using Google maps.

 

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Flight Planning Sites

AirNav Website

www.AirNav.com

The site hosts a very large number of airports' information such as runway distance, airport frequencies (CTAF, Tower, Ground, ATIS/AWOS, ILS, departure, approach, center, clearance delivery, emergency, and FSS/FBO frequencies), airport facilities and services, operations, chart location, navigational coordinates and locations, radio aids, ownership information and other pertinent information that all pilots need when traveling into or out of an airport.

SkyVector Website

www.SkyVector.com

This site supplies digital VFR sectional and IFR enroute charts of the United States that look great, are super easy to use and, best of all, are completely free. Now, SkyVector has expanded its coverage exponentially by unveiling worldwide charts. Along with the rollout of the new charts, additional weather overlay products are also now available at SkyVector.com, including Airmets, Sigmets, TFRs, and radar and satellite imagery.

Airport/Taxi Diagrams

www.aopa.org/asf/publications/taxi

To reduce runway incursions and improve surface navigation, the Air Safety Institute, in conjunction with the FAA Runway Safety Program Office, is pleased to provide airport taxi diagrams and runway hot spot diagrams for the busiest U.S. towered airports. Taxi diagrams are updated regularly, so check before each flight to be sure you have the most current diagram(s).

 

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Federal Aviation Administration and Related Sites

FAA Website

www.FAA.gov

The FAA has many major roles which includes regulating U.S. commercial space transportation, issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates, and developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft.

FAA MedXPress Website

www.medxpress.faa.gov

The FAA MedXPress system allows anyone requiring an FAA Medical Certificate or Student Pilot Medical Certificate to electronically complete the FAA Form 8500-8. Information entered into MedXPress will be transmitted to the FAA and will be available for your AME to review at the time of your medical examination.

Airmans Information Manual

www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications

Official Guide to Basic Flight Information and ATC Procedures including international flight information, updates and amendments. Offered in sectioned .pdf format for easy downloads.

 

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Continuing Education

AOPA Online Courses

www.aopa.org/asf/online courses

The AOPA Air Safety Institute offers many online courses including IFR Insights, Runway Safety, Radio Communication and many other advanced courses all focused on safety and topics that keep you up to date with today's aviation practices.

Gleim Online Courses

www.gleim.com/aviation/online courses

Media-rich online courses for the FAA pilot, instructor, and maintenance technician, focusing on pilot safety, recurrent training, and general flying skills.

 

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Other Online Resources

AOPA Online Courses

www.FlightAware.com

Founded in 2005, FlightAware was the first company to offer free flight tracking services for both private and commercial air traffic in the United States and quickly rose to become the most popular flight tracking service in the country. FlightAware currently provides private aviation flight tracking in over forty countries as well as global solutions for aircraft with satellite uplinks.

iPad Pilot Website

www.ipadpilotnews.com

Part of Sporty's Pilot Shop, this site discusses everything iPad for the pilot, from tips and tricks to reviews of apps. This is a must for anyone using an iPad in the cockpit.

 

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Organizations and Memberships

Ninety Nines Website

www.ninety-nines.org

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

Cessna Pilot Association

www.cessna.org

CPA is dedicated to providing owners of Cessna piston singles and twins with the technical information, support services, and social events to allow them to enjoy and preserve their Cessna aircraft in a safe and economical fashion. We've been serving the Cessna-owner community for almost 30 years.

AOPA Website

www.aopa.org

AOPA Member Products offer a range of products and services for pilots that help make flying more fun, affordable, and hassle-free including pilot protection services, aircraft insurance, aircraft financing, and much more!

EAA Website

www.eaa.org

EAA membership makes you part of EAA's grassroots community of aviators and innovators who've been sharing their passion and experience with one another for more than 56 years.

Membership also gives you thousands of opportunities to go flying at local aviation events, participate at your local EAA chapter, and give youngsters their very first flight through our world-renowned Young Eagles program.

 

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Shopping and Pilot Supplies

Sporty's Pilot Shop

www.sportys.com

Sporty's, the world's largest pilot shop, has been offering high quality aviation products and supplies for more than 50 years. Many of these products are designed in-house by our staff of pilots and tested in our flight school. Our experience as pilots, as educators, as airport managers, as aviation advocates – along with our many other endeavors – affords us a unique qualification to provide only the products and services that are the best value to our customers.

My Pilot Store

www.mypilotstore.com

MyPilotStore.com has been serving pilots and aviation enthusiasts since 1998.

  • The guaranteed lowest prices anywhere
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Absolutely safe and secure shopping
  • Huge selection for everyone
  • Most shipments are sent in one (1) business day

 

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For Fun

Photo Essay

http://members.efn.org/~hkrieger/hobby.htm

A great black and white photo essay of the culture and people of Hobby Field. Herman Krieger, the photographer, is an independent photographer living in Eugene, Oregon. His work has been featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat as well as various websites. Krieger currently has a book of photos entitled "Churches ad hoc".

 

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