Aviation Centric

Manned Aviation

(See Unmanned Aviation references following Manned Aviation)

REGULATORY ORGANIZATIONS:

ICAO  (Global) This page provides links to sites of related to the civil aviation authorities around the world.

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

AOPA (Global) The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) is a nonprofit federation of 73 autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations. IAOPA has represented international general aviation for nearly 50 years.

HeliTorque (Global) This active helicopter forum has international members from all sectors of the helicopter industry.  It's a great place to torque, chat and chill with other helicopter pilots and industry personnel.

 

NEWS & ARTICLES:

Alltop – Aviation  (N. America) A handy aggregation of latest story headlines from aviation sites and blogs.  Think of the Alltop site as a "digital magazine rack" of the Internet.

Aero-News     (N. America) A good online aviation news magazine and resource with feature stories, daily news updates, daily email summaries, events list.  Many pilot interest stories and a large collection of current podcasts.

Aviation-Law-News    (N. America) This site provides information related to Aviation Law and associated information.

 

BOOKS:

FAA Aviation Handbooks & Manuals (U.S.A./Global) This website provides a large selection of handbooks and manuals related to all aspects of aviation.

Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiescheewiesche (Global) “Stick and Rudder” specifies the most important phases of the art of flying: what the pilot or aircrew does, how he does, and why he does when he operates the airplane.

Weather Flying by Robert N. Buck (Global)  One more valuable piece of professional literature for pilots. Considered as the bible of weather flying, this book gives precise guidelines for pilots and even for the least experienced fliers how to fly in all kinds of weather.

Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Avionics Subsystems Integration, 3rd Edition l (Global) Moir and Seabridge present an in-depth study of the general systems of an aircraft – electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, emergency systems and flight control to name but a few - that transform an aircraft shell into a living, functioning and communicating flying machine.  

ASA: Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications By Bob Gardner, (Global)

This is a new edition (fourth) of one of the most popular books for learning aviation communications. The newly updated classic teaches readers what to say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and react to clearances and instructions.

 

AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE:

FAA Pilot Handbook   (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators), The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for aircrew. This handbook introduces aircrew members to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their training and beyond.

Free Private Pilot Ground School  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators), This site is your online version of the private pilot ground school. It is dedicated to making free resources available to you if you are interested in the subject of flying light aircraft.  

 

HUMAN FACTORS:

FAA Aircrew Health & Safety  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators) This site provides useful information regarding aircrew health & safety topics and directories.

Crew Resource Management (Trans-General Aviation/Global) This site provides a free Crew Resource Management (CRM) course which highlights the principles of CRM. Wilderness Survival Skills.com  (Trans-General Aviation/Global) This site provides information related to survival in case of an emergency landing or situation.

Aircrew Benefits.com   (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators) This organization is specifically designed for professional aircrew offering various insurance solutions following an accident or sickness that render you unable to carry out your normal occupation as a crewmember.

 

SAFETY:

Flight Safety  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators) An independent, nonpolitical, nonprofit, international organization offering an objective view of aviation safety developments.  Special reports, publications, seminar calendars and other useful information.

Helicopter Safety   (Trans-General Aviation/U.K. but applicable to all aviators)  A site to promote helicopter safety through research and education.  It contains a UK helicopter accident database, links to safety material, and information on venues and dates of helicopter safety evenings organized by some volunteers around the UK.

 

MANUFACTURERS:

List of civil aircraft/manufacturers (Wiki)   (Trans-General Aviation/Global)  This page consist a list of articles on civilian aircraft with descriptions, which excludes aircraft operated by military organizations in civil markings and research aircraft.

List of light transport aircraft/manufacturers (Wiki)   (Trans-General Aviation/Global)  This page consist a list of light transport aircraft details single- and twin-engined aircraft used for hire by the very smallest of regional, aerial work,  air taxi, on demand, or charter type of operators for air service.

 

INTEGRATORS

Airborne Technologies    (Trans-General Aviation/Global) ABT offers services ranging from the Integration of any Airborne Remote Sensor into a platform and up to the development of customized ISR Turnkey Solutions. Too include data acquisition and processing.

Reliance Aerotech    (Trans-General Aviation/Global) Reliance Aerotech offers integration and aircraft modifications services & solutions to both the civil and defense markets.

 

TRAINING PROVIDES:

Aviation Schools Online.com  (Transport-General Aviation/Global) This page provides links to sites related to flight schools and education institutions around the world.

Free Private Pilot Ground School  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators), This site is your online version of the private pilot ground school. It is dedicated to making free resources available to you if you are interested in the subject of flying light aircraft.

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS:

Fixed-Base Operator (Wiki)  (Transport-General Aviation/Global) This Wiki article describes the basics of what service providers contribute to Trans-General Aviation.

AC-U-KWIK   (Transport-General Aviation/Global) Searchable directory. Airport location, runway information, radio navigation aids, FBO information, fuel prices and notams. Subscription required outside North America.

 

FLIGHT PLANNING:

The website for General Aviation in Europe   (General Aviation/Europe) This site provides useful information related to planning flight operations in Europ

SkyVector (General Aviation/Global) SkyVector is the premier provider of world-wide aeronautical charts, online mapping and related flight planning products and services. Through its enhanced flight planning suite, SkyVector combines its unique aeronautical mapping capability with weather and data overlays, airport information, FBO listings and more.

 

FLIGHT TRACKING:

FlightAware    (Trans - General Aviation/Global)  View schedule and activity for both private and commercial air traffic in the United States.  See scheduled, enroute, and recent flights for any airport.  Tracking, history, maps, and graphs.  Also, airport and operational information, airport diagrams, and instrument/terminal procedures for most US airports. 

Flightradar24 (Trans - General Aviation/Global)  Shows live air traffic from around the world by combining data from sources including ADS-B, MLAT, and FAA, and aggregating them with schedule and flight status data from airlines and airports.

 

Unmanned Aviation

REGULATORY ORGANIZATIONS:

Global Drone Regulations Database     (General Aviation/Global) This page provides links to sites related to the civil aviation authorities around the world and current policies regarding Unmanned Aviation.

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Small UAV Coalition    (General Aviation/N. America) Advocate for commercial, consumer, recreational, and philanthropic use of UAVs by removing "unnecessary policy or regulatory hurdles that impede small UAV development, sales, job creation, and services."

Australian Association for Unmanned Systems  (General Aviation/Australia)  AAUS’ objective is to ensure a safe and prosperous unmanned systems industry in Australia.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association    (General Aviation/N. America and Global) UAVSA supplies its member’s information, tools, and resources to engage and inform the community, and help sUAS businesses to succeed.

DIYdrones /  (General Aviation/N. Global) DIY Drones is explicitly built as a social network for non-commercial drone development.

UAViators   (General Aviation/Global)  The mission of UAViators is to promote the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs for data collection and cargo delivery in a wide range of humanitarian and development settings.

 

NEWS & ARTICLES:

sUAS News   (General Aviation/Global) Small Unmanned Aircraft System industry news for professionals.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems  (General Aviation/Canada-Global) This quarterly journal covers developments in the rapidly emerging international field of unmanned vehicle systems and their sensors.

 

BOOKS:

Introduction to UAV Systems 4th Edition, by Paul Fahlstrom (Author), Thomas Gleason (Author) This book addresses the air vehicle, mission planning and control, several types of mission payloads, data links and how they interact with mission performance, and launch and recovery concepts.  

 

AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Wiki)  (General Aviation/Global)  This article provides a basic overview of the UAV (UAS, Drone) technology with related links to other source data.

FAA Pilot Handbook  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators) The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for aircrew (to include unmanned aircrew members). This handbook introduces aircrew members to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their training and beyond.

 

HUMAN FACTORS:

FAA Aircrew Health & Safety  (Trans-General Aviation/N. America but applicable to all aviators) This site provides useful information regarding aircrew health & safety topics and directories.

Crew Resource Management (Trans-General Aviation/Global) This site provides a free Crew Resource Management (CRM) course which highlights the principles of CRM.

Wilderness Survival Skills.co     (Trans-General Aviation/Global) This site provides information related to survival in case of an emergency landing or situation.

Drone Insurance Guide (Article)  This article provides information on the need for insurance and links to other related information.

 

SAFETY:

Unmanned Safety Institute  The Unmanned Safety Institute is the world’s leading provider of safety education and training services to academic institutions, industry partners, and flight services companies. They focus exclusively on UAS safety.

 

MANUFACTURERS:

UAVGlobal Unmanned systems and manufacturers  (Mil-General Aviation/Global) This site provides data sheets related to many of the UAV manufacturers in the world.

UAVCoach – Drone Companies (General Aviation/Global) This site provides a directory of Drone manufacturing companies.

DIYdrones  (General Aviation/N. Global) DIY Drones is explicitly built as a social network for non-commercial drone development.

AUVSI – Company Directory  (Mil-General Aviation/Global) This site via the Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems International provide an extensive data base of unmanned manufacturers, integrators, service providers etc.

Composite Technology Team   (General Aviation/N. America-Global)   A small innovative firm with experience in design and manufacture of composite structures.  The company offers full UAV service - design, prototyping, production, and testing of UAV's. 

DIYdrones  (General Aviation/N. America-Global) DIY Drones is explicitly built as a social network for non-commercial drone development.

 

TRAINING PROVIDERS:

DroneTeach.Me  (General Aviation/N. America-Global) This site is a global drone school directory.

 Aviation Schools Online.com   (Transport-General Aviation/Global) This page provides links to sites of related to flight schools and education institutions around the world.

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS:

Drone Mapping Directory  (General Aviation/Global)This sites provides a global directory of UAV/Drone mapping service companies.

AUVSI – Company Directory   (Mil-General Aviation/Global) This site via the Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems International provide an extensive data base of unmanned manufacturers, integrators, service providers etc.

 

FLIGHT PLANNING & TRACKING:

Tom’s Guide – Top 10 Apps for Drone Pilots   (General Aviation/Global) This article highlights the top 10 (2017) apps useful for Drone Pilots & crewmembers flight operations.

DroneDeploy - Flyte  (General Aviation/Global) Integrated flight planning for drones that incorporates high resolution mapping, collaboration tools, flight logging, and airspace and ground hazard datasets.