Pilot Hacker

AOPA Flight Planner Upgrade

AOPA's online flight planning tool has just gotten a major upgrade. The tool, which is free to members, has been re-engineered to be web based and platform independent. Backed by Jeppesen the tool looks to be very cool. I haven't had a chance to take it for a test drive myself, but if you have drop a comment below.

So What's Next...

I started a series of posts last week promising to offer our readers some insights into the thought process behind the creation of AviationBull.com. Picking up the discussion where we left it... Jason and I started with the idea for a domain and what followed were many discussions about what type of content we wanted to include. We were only two geeks, so that sort of limited the type of things we could accomplish. GA news was out because folks like AvWeb and Aero-News Network were already doing the basic GA news thing really well.

Why AviationBull?

It dawned on me after AviationBull appeared on the "new media" podcast hosted by the Airplane Geeks that folks might be interested to hear how we run the site and what our goals are. Following that theme you'll notice a few more articles like this one detailing what it is we're trying to do, and what tools we're using to get there. Jason and I are both computer geeks at heart, computer engineers to be exact, so it just made sense to do a website. Jason flies for a living and I was struggling to stay involved in the community, and doing rather poorly at that... I'm sure ya'll know how it is, money vs.

Track Your Progress with Kitlog

Looking to build yourself a kit? Well you'll probably want to document that years long journey with a few pictures and some notes about what went on. Lucky for you the folks at Kitlog have developed a pretty slick piece of software designed to do just that.

Aviation Media Podcast

Jason and I were recently approached to take part in a first of it's kind aviation "new media" meet-up. The event was hosted by Courtney and Max from the Aviation Geeks Podcast and was a spectacular success. I had a chance to put my plug in for AviationBull and listen to some other really interesting folks involved in aviation on the internet. You can check out their synopsis for a list of participants, and you can also expect some articles here once we've gotten a chance to explore some of these new ventures... way cool...

Pardon Our Dust

Please forgive an overambitious weekend project... we're in the midst of upgrading our CMS to a newer version so you'll probably notice a few changes here and there. If you notice any bugs, please let us know on the contact page.

NASA Form 277B

I know many of us, in our initial training, were introduced to the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), but in the intervening two to twenty years, some of us may have forgotten exactly how powerful a resource the Aviation Safety program is.

Aviation Geeks Gather

Robert Mark over at JetWhine has been so kind as to spearhead a gathering of the aviation bloggers at this years EAA Airventure. For the venue and location information click here. I'm guessing that the wifi access in that part of the grounds will be unduly taxed, "non-geek" attendees should plan accordingly.

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