Aviation and Airplane Resources
Perhaps you have decided to take that pilot’s license and turn it into a career. What’s the next step? Do you need to brush up on the latest in airplane safety guidelines or news in the industry? What about some thrill-seeking in your time off? This article will provide resources for work, play and everything in between to stay on top of the sky.
Flights and Delays
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tracks flight delays throughout the United States.
- Flight Arrivals: Real time arrivals as well as route maps, seat maps and flight statistics.
- Flight Stats: Up-to-date information schedules and delays across the world. Also has mobile support and apps.
- OAG: Aviation intelligence leader for flight, cargo and traveler information.
- Quick Trip has information on schedules and delays worldwide.
- Aviation Weather Center: The Federal government’s official aviation weather information.
- The Weather Channel has a detailed resource for weather and flight delays.
- CSC DUATS collects up-to-the-minute weather and flight plan information. Free for all registered U.S. pilots.
- Aviation Safety Network: Current statistics on flight safety and breaking news for pilots and travelers.
- Fly Safe is the FAA’s website providing information for travelers on flight safety and practices.
- The FAA also maintains detailed accident and incident data for flights in the United States.
- National Transportation Safety Board releases annual reports on flight safety and incidents.
- FAA Flight Planning
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) provides a detailed list of instructions for planning a flight.
- SkyVector has flight planning information and aeronautical charts.
Worldwide Aviation Agencies
- European Aviation Safety Agency
- Federal Aviation Administration
- International Air Transport Association
- International Aviation Womens Association
- International Civil Aviation Agency
- AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)
- Balloon Federation of America is the governing body of ballooning in the United States and publishes Balloon Magazine.
- International Air Sports Federation
- Hang Gliding Org; The latest information on hang gliding.
- Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association promotes “foot-launchable soaring aircraft” growth.
- U.S. Parachute Association
- AOPA has detailed instructions for getting a pilot’s license and understanding flight safety.
- Cessna, leading manufacturer of small engine planes, offers flight schools and resources to get you in the air.
- The FAA has a detailed FAQ on getting your pilot’s license and federal certification.
Small prop plane at Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan.
(Image by SriMesh. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)