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Engineers Flying Club Inc.


A collection of links for EFC Members

Engineers Flying Club 

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  Schedule Master: http://www.schedulemaster.com

  Interactive Weight and Balance Calculator: http://www.skybound.nl/cgi-bin/service/wb/login.cgi

  John Hazelton's Website: http://www.jehaviation.webs.com/

 

Weather 

  NOAA Aviation Weather Center: http://aviationweather.gov/

  National TAF METAR: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa

  METAR Request: http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/tafs/

  KPWA METAR Text: http://tinyurl.com/blknwha

  KPWA ASOS History: http://www.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KPWA.html

  Lookup ASOS/AWOS for any airport: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/weather/asos/

  Weather Meister: http://www.weathermeister.com/

  AOPA Weather: http://www.aopa.org/wx/

 

Flight Planning 

  DUAT.COM: https://www.duat.com/

  DUATS.COM: https://www.duats.com/

  AOPA Internet Flight Planner: http://www.aopa.org/aifp/index.cfm

  NavMonsterhttp://www.navmonster.com/

  FltPlan.com: http://www.fltplan.com/

  SkyVectorhttp://skyvector.com/

  Air Nav: http://www.airnav.com

  Aircraft Performance Database (Rising Up): http://www.risingup.com/planespecs/

  AOPA Online Flight Risk Evaluator: http://flash.aopa.org/asf/flightrisk/

  Free Online Logbook: https://www.zululog.com/

 

FAA Websites and Publications 

  Aircraft Registryhttp://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/

  Airplane Flying Handbook: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/airplane_handbook/

  Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/

  Risk Management Handbook: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/media/FAA-H-8083-2.pdf

  FAA Safety Briefing: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

  Airport Facility Directory: http://http://aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/d_afd

  FAA Airport Diagrams: http://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/diagrams/

  VFR Class B Enhancement Graphics: http://aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/digital/classb

 

Training, Education and Safety 

  FAA Pilot Training: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/

  Ask A CFI: http://www.askacfi.com/

  Pilot Workshops: http://www.pilotworkshop.com/

  Jason Schappert -- Because A Good Pilot Is Always Learning: http://www.m0a.com/

  AOPA Training & Safety: http://www.aopa.org/training/

  Air Safety Foundation Online Courses: http://www.aopa.org/asf/online_courses/ (Free Account Available)

  Precision Flight, LLC: http://www.oklahomasimulation.net/

  FAA Eastern Region Safety Team Garmin GNS 530-430 Training Program: 

 http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afs/divisions/eastern_region/FAAST/Garmin/

  Free EAA Webinars: http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_contentdetail.aspx?id=1258

  Live ATC Radio: http://www.liveatc.net

  The Impossible Turn: http://www.aopa.org/training/articles/2011/110519impossible_turn_practice.html

  (Practice Makes Possible?): http://blog.aopa.org/blog/?p=1917

  Becoming A Pilot Blog: http://becomingapilot.org/

 

Videos 

  Flying with the iPad, Techniques, Apps and Accessories: http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=949071041001

  Fly Idaho Movie: Mountain Flying Video (Courtesy Alex Weeks)

  General Aviation TV Online: http://www.gatvonline.com/

  The Aviators: http://www.theaviators.tv/

  It Takes a Lot of Work to Fly This Badly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dplkwrW8Dqs

  PBS video features F-18 carrier operations aboard the USS Nimitz with a severely pitching deck. Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=4gGMI8d3vLs

  It's more dangerous than most combat missions and the tension in the pilots and crew is apparent. Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=S0yj70QbBzg (Thanks to Dan Owens)

  Valdez Fly-In STOL Competition 2011 Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTuDeKxjPck&feature=fvwrel (Thanks to Bob Keith)

  Speed And Angels: http://www.hulu.com/watch/49206/speed-and-angels

 

Magazines 

  AOPA Flight Training Magazine: http://flighttraining.aopa.org/magazine/

  Aviation Consumer Magazine (subscription): http://www.aviationconsumer.com/

  Flying Magazine: http://www.flyingmag.com/

  Airplanista Magazine: http://www.airplanista.com

 

Forums 

  Beech Talk Forum: http://www.beechtalk.com/forums/

  Cessna 172 Forum: http://www.cessna172club.com/forum/

  The Purple Board for Pilots: http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/index.php

  AOPA Forum: http://forums.aopa.org/

 

Destinations 

  Stafford Space Museum (Weatherford, OK): http://www.staffordmuseum.com/

  One Tank Flights: http://www.onetankflights.com/

  Adventure Pilot: http://www.adventurepilot.com/

  $100 Hamburger: http://www.100dollarhamburger.com/

  Fun Places To Fly (Ponca City FlyIn): http://www.funplacestofly.com/list.asp?st=OK

 

Organizations and Clubs 

  American Bonanza Society: http://www.bonanza.org/

  Oklahoma Pilots Association: http://www.oklahomapilots.org/

  EAA Chapter 1098, Shawnee: http://eaa1098.org

  Businessmen's Flying Club: http://www.flybfc.org/

  Aspen Flying Club: http://www.aspenflyingclub.com

  Reading Aero Club (One of the Oldest): http://www.readingaeroclub.org/index.htm

 

Charitable Organizations 

  Angel Flight: http://www.angelflight.com/

  Young Eagles: http://www.youngeagles.org/

  Pilots N Paws: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/


Aviation News and Blogs 

  Flight Aware: http://flightaware.com/ (Track any flight here)

  Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog: http://gregbrownflyingcarpet.wordpress.com/

  Holcomb's Aerodrome: http://www.airminded.net/

  Airplane Geeks Podcast: http://www.airplanegeeks.com/

  Flying Magazine Blogs: http://www.flyingmag.com/blogs/fly-wire/welcome-club

  110 Knots: http://www.110knots.com/

  AviationChatter.com: http://www.aviationchatter.com/

  AirspeedOnline Blog: http://airspeedonline.blogspot.com/

  Discovery's Flight Deck: http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html

  Air Facts Journal: http://www.airfactsjournal.com/

  Gene Benson's "Vectors For Safety": http://www.genebenson.com/newsletter/

 

Equipment 

  Cessna: http://www.cessna.com/

  Piper: http://www.piper.com/

  Bonanza: http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/beechcraft/

  Garmin: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/intheair/

  King Aircraft Title, Inc.: http://www.kingaircrafttitle.com/

 

Classified Ads 

  Barnstormers: http://www.barnstormers.com/

  Controller: http://www.controller.com/

  Trade-A-Plane: http://www.tradeaplane.com/

  Aviation Classifieds: http://www.aviationclassifieds.com/

 

Aviation Apps for iPhone 

AirWx- has easy to use Metars, Tafs, weather maps, sectional charts and an E6B. $9.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/airwx-aviation-weather/id284625154?mt=8

AeroWeather – a more basic app useful for quickly looking at Metars and TAFs.  Has a Metar/TAF plain language decoder which is helpful. Free.

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/aeroweather-lite/id288286079?mt=8

MyRadar – a good basic radar display app. Free.

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myradar/id322439990?mt=8

RadarScope – an outstanding app which allows you to select radar station scope you want to view and which “tilt” you want to view.  It has a very sophisticated viewer to allow you to look at different sections of the atmosphere not just ground level. $9.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radarscope/id288419283?mt=8

Weatherbug – a great little weather tool.  Enter the city or airport and get all the weather you need including temp, windspeed and direction, humidity, dew point, 7 day forecast, maps, videos, weathercams, etc.  A great way to get an overall weather picture. Free.

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/weatherbug/id281940292?mt=8

ForeFlight – Is an outstanding flight planning tool, weather tool, flying tool, flight plan filing tool.  This is an extremely robust program which will allow you to do complete preflight planning including weather, notams, flight plan filing, etc.  It has AOPA Airports (facility directory) built in.  It has radar and satellite maps.  It has a Flight Rules overlay, wind chart including winds aloft, ceiling map, sky coverage, temperature map, dew point spread map, lightening display and IFR enroute (high and low) charts, VFR Sectional charts and a gasoline price lookup.  It has all approach charts for every airport and taxi diagrams.  It is georeferenced with the iPhone or iPad built in GPS or external GPS.  With the iPad it really eliminated the need for a Electronic Flight Book or VFR GPS.  A little pricey at about $75 per year but the best overall tool I have found.

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foreflight-mobile-3/id333252638?mt=8

  http://www.foreflight.com/apps

AOPA Airports – a flight facilities directory.  It’s excellent and easy to use but you must be an AOPA member. Free from Foreflight.

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/aopa-airports/id312173435?mt=8

Skycharts – This is an outstanding little app that gives your High and Low En Route IFR charts, VFR Sectionals, TAC charts.  It gives a basic weather overview on the charts (IFR, VFR, MVFR).  It allows you to enter a Direct To flight plan and then will show your Groundspeed, Trac, DTK, Distance and ETE.  $9.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skycharts/id300623342?mt=8

CFI Tools Weight & Balance – This is an outstanding program that will allow you to input the W&B information for every airplane you fly (comes with a bunch of common SEL airplanes already loaded).  With the basic weights and arms loaded you can easily input your fuel load, luggage load and passengers and then see a graphical depiction (envelope) of your takeoff and zero fuel W&B.  Highly recommended. $9.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cfi-tools-weight-balance/id326108938?mt=8

  http://www.edgemontaviation.com/cfitools/index.html

MyE6B – There are a number of E6B Apps.  This one is comprehensive and the easiest to use of the several I have tested. $8.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/e6b-aviation-calculator/id286046305?mt=8

PFMA – an E6B modeled on the one you can buy from Sporty’s.  It’s not nearly as intuitive or easy to use as MyE6B.  I don’t recommend it. $5.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pfma-e6b/id323662975?mt=8

FltPlan – Another airport facility app. Free.

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fltplan-com-fltdeck-airport/id287057706?mt=8

HoldPattern – An easy to use holding pattern calculator that allows you to enter the desired hold radial and entry heading and then it shows graphically the pattern (left or standard) and the preferred entry (Parallel, Teardrop Direct).  Easy to use in flight or for training. $1.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holding-pattern-calculator/id310114269?mt=8

HoldCalc – Does basically the same thing that HoldPattern does, just has a little differenct interface. $1.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holdcalc/id302321579?mt=8

iVOR – a great little training app especially helpful when  you are trying to master VOR navigation.  It gives you three VOR radials and challenges you to put your airplane in the correct place by centering the needle.  There’s a timer so as you get better you can work on speed. $4.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ivor/id304847761?mt=8

PowerWheel – Calculates % HP based on RPM, MP, ALT and OAT when flying Rich of Peak EGT or total HP based on FF when flying Lean of Peak EGT.  It’s very useful for seeing what combinations give you a given power setting.  Customizable by airplane and engine. $4.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/power-wheel/id349621233?mt=8

X-Wind – a very easy to use crosswind calculator.  It graphically diplays the runway heading (adjustable of course) and then you enter windspeed.  It then gives the crosswind component and shows direction graphically. Free.

  http://itunes.apple.com/app/id295531444

IFR Flying – It’s the FAA Instrument Flying Handbook on your iPhone or iPad. $2.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instrument-flying-handbook/id351802199?mt=8

IFR Proc – It’s the FAA’s Instrument Procedures Handbook for your iPhone or iPad. $4.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/premiere-ifr/id386160411?mt=8

PilotFAR – The FAA FARAIM for the iPhone or iPad. $9.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pilotfar-aim/id349193960?mt=8

Tail Number – Want to know who owns that airplane?  Enter the tail number and automatically search the FAA database. $0.99

  hhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tail-number/id337569698?mt=8

Waypoint – Enter the N number of the plane and your account name, username and password and it will remind you when to update your Jeppesen and Garmin databases on the plane’s GPS. $2.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waypoints/id304031796?mt=8

iAtis – The iATIS app allows pilots and instructors to record ATIS broadcast information, which is then displayed visually for continued reference without the possibility of transcription error or forgetting the pertinent ATIS data. $2.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iatis/id406844306?mt=8

Wind Vane – Using your GPS location, Wind Vane uses a custom algorithm to provide accurate, current wind direction and speed. $0.99

  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wind-vane/id407770307?mt=8

 

Club Members 

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