Plane & Pilot
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Aviation’s Top Websites

In slightly more than a decade, the World Wide Web has gone from being a mere novelty to one of the most important tools available. Now, with a click of the mouse, pilots can access live weather, plan flights with previously unheard-of flexibilities, check fuel prices, find aircraft values, search databases, take virtual tours of museums and study volumes of hard-to-access aviation product information. In the proceeding pages, Plane & Pilot has assembled the best online sites for pilots who are searching for excellent resources on the Internet." />

News And General Information
This is a lively site with news and discussion of aviation topics from the folks who publish Aviation Consumer. It includes columns from experts in fields ranging from flight instruction and aviation law to avionics and maintenance issues. It also contains regularly updated news stories covering aviation accidents, product announcements and other events of interest. You can even get flight tracking for $10 per month.

Aero-News Network:
It contains extensive online news reporting that covers aerospace, commercial, military and sport aviation, as well as GA.

This site includes a huge collection of aviation databases, articles and discussion forums. It can be difficult to navigate this Website, mainly due to the sheer volume of material. But it offers a gateway to databases, including aircraft registrations (U.S. and worldwide), regulations and accident reports. It also offers a vast array of weather data, including worldwide satellite imagery. It has an extensive listing of aviation-related products, including insurance, medical examiners, parts, tools, engines, avionics, sales, valuation and so much more.


Adam Aircraft:
This is the home of the much-talked-about A500 and A700 AdamJet.

American Champion Aircraft Corporation:
Makers of Citabrias, Decathlons and Scouts.

Aviat Aircraft Incorporated:
See the Husky, Eagle and Pitts online.

Cessna Aircraft Company:
Everything Cessna—from C-172s to Citations.

Cirrus Design Corporation:
Check out the latest high-tech aircraft craze, the SRV, SR20 and SR22-G2.

Commander Aircraft Company:
Lots of information on the Commander 115 series.

Diamond Aircraft:
Read about the Evolution to the D-Jet.

Extra Aircraft:
Check out the EA-300L, EA-400 and EA-500.

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