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Tools and Resources for (Student) Pilots


Looking for some helpful tools and resources that can help you during your flight training? On this page, we bundles the most valuable ones for you!

Tools and Resources for (Student) Pilots
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Flight Planning & Navigation

  • A very helpful online flight planning tool you can use on your PC and mobile devices.

    - Plan and explore flight routes with seamless IFR/VFR aviation charts and true route rubberbanding on a Google Maps interface
    - View enroute aviation weather, including animated RADAR, color-coded, translated METARs and TAFs, TFRs and graphical AIR/SIGMETs
    - Retrieve certified weather briefs
    - Perform weight & balance calculations in seconds
    - File & close FAA flight plans
    - View complete airport information
    - Log flight info into your online logbook

  • A free online flight planning tool with worldwide aeronautical charts, US fuel price checker, airport database and more.
  • AOPA Flight Planner: The AOPA flight planner tool is powered by Jeppesen and provides helpful features like transferring your flight plans to EFB's like ForeFlight.


  • Aviation Weather Center: The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system.

Pilot Gear

Looking for an aviation headset? Read our guide on picking the right headset for you!


Other helpful resources

  • Garmin 400/500 series sim: Pilot guides and quick reference guides for the Garmin 400/500 series with a simulator to learn the system. 

Know a useful tool we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below!

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