Flying is something I very rarely get to experience but that doesn’t stop me being interested in the field thanks to having a father fascinated by all things aviation related. I’ll probably never get to experience many of the most impressive aircraft but that’s exactly where apps like Flighttest help to get me as close as possible.

Flighttest provides a collection of flight tests that have been carried out thus putting users into the cockpits of 10 aircraft including a particularly fascinating insight into the Space Shuttle at the end of its 30 year career.

The app features articles written by expert test pilots, pictures from numerous award winning photographers and exclusive videos and interviews all about aviation and flight. Over 250 photos are available through the app as well as nearly 40 minutes of video providing a great package of information for the aviation fan

Aircraft featured cover the likes of the Mustang jet, the Piper Super Cub, the R66 turbine helicopter, Piper PA-28 and the aerobatic plane the XtremeAir Sbach342. It’s a veritable feast of aircraft with even a feature looking at solo gliding in a weekend. A cockpit guide to the Space Shuttle also features along with the ability to see inside the control center for it. Such information has been provided by former Space Shuttle pilot, Hoot Gibson. Returning to more Earthly based aircraft, there’s also a feature on how to land on a glacier which is particularly fascinating considering the difficulties that come with such a surface.

The quality of the features is pretty impressive with visuals also being attractive and appealing. Videos are of a similar quality with the ability to view in either landscape or portrait mode without any detriment to the standard. It all makes for a great package for the aviation fan.

Flighttest is initially a free download with issues costing $2.99. Hopefully there will be many new issues arriving on the app store shortly.

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iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-14 :: Category: Lifestyle