Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby ShawnM » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Warmi wrote:Well, I already have the paper edition so I am good but thanks for the offer ...

It was actually surprisingly nice feeling to have a true paper book in my hands again but ultimately, can't beat the convenience of having 100+ books on my iPad :-)


No worries, just wanted to offer. I do have a few paper books, John Grisham, for leisurely reading. (purchased used of course :mrgreen: )

I dont have hundreds but I do have several flying books on my iPad. It's main use is for my plane and flying. I have every manual for every part on the plane from nose to tail on my iPad. It's all I need when I head off to the airport.

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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby jarinawoz » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:41 am

It looks like im gonna download this to myself too... looks very nice 8)

Wm.Ince wrote:
FastEddieB wrote:Image

Eddie,

Which edition of Stick and Rudder is that?

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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby Type47 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:41 pm

drseti wrote:
FastEddieB wrote: It helped mold the person that I am today.


I think the book that made me the man I am today is the Anarchist's Cookbook.


Now that is funny!
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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby smutny » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:12 pm

I would resist buying apps, especially expensive navigation apps, until further in your training.

I use iOS devices, and these are some free ones I suggest:

FlyQ Insight
AeroWeather
AutoDens
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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby drseti » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Don't forget that Hilton Software provides a free trial subscription to WingX Pro7 for student pilots.
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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby Wm.Ince » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:54 pm

drseti wrote:Don't forget that Hilton Software provides a free trial subscription to WingX Pro7 for student pilots.

The VFR version of WingX Pro is only $.99/year.
A very nice feature is the simulator, to practice on.
It is excellent. I have been using it for over 4 years.
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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby ShawnM » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:43 pm

FltPlan Go for Android, iOS & Windows 10 is also a free app that packs a good punch for $0

https://flttrack.fltplan.com/FltPlanInfo/FltPlan_Go-Android-iPad_Info.html

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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby Izzy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:01 pm

I use my iPhone and always bring my iPad along with me on ALL flights. The apps I use or make reference to are listed below:
ForeFlight
AeroWeather
Wunderground
MyRadarPro

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Re: Best books and apps for PPL beginners?

Postby ct4me » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:28 pm

I enjoyed the Rod Machado books, he keeps it interesting.
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