What are the best aviation blogs?
Everyone has different priorities and criteria, but here are 21 of our favorites!
We haven’t run a “best of” list for awhile, (last one was in 2010!) and decided it was about time. Of course, creating any kind of “best business aviation blogs” list simply BEGS for someone to point out what we’ve left out, so feel free to let us know in the comments.
These blogs, news services and compilations are sites of interest to you, and sometimes more importantly, to your target market if you sell a business or general aviation product or service.
- Aviation Marketing by ABCI – Marketing strategy in the Aviation industry. You’re reading it now! https://aviationbusinessconsultants.com
- Aircraft Sales Insights – Advice on buying, selling, leasing, trading and flying business aircraft. http://www.aircraftsalesinsights.com
- Ask Bob – Great information for aircraft maintenance personnel. http://www.askbob.aero/
- Business Aviation Now – Aviation Week’s Business Aviation blog http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx
- iPad Pilot – By Sporty’s – great advice for pilots new to iPads, apps and other electronics. http://ipadpilotnews.com/
- Aviation EBrief – Subscribe for top news. http://www.smartbrief.com/industry/aviation
- Aviation Mentor – A gold seal flight instructor and former “freight dog” shares flying tips & techniques with an occasional bit of humor. http://aviationmentor.blogspot.com/
- EAA – The Experimental Aircraft Association – Emphasis on, you guessed it, experimental aircraft, and the EAA convention in Oshkosh. http://www.eaa.org/
- Bangalore Aviation – News, views, and analysis on aviation, airlines, airports, aircraft with an emphasis on India, the middle and far East. http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/
- JetWhine – Robert Mark of Commavia’s sometimes humorous but always insightful take on the airline industry, business aviation, air traffic control and the FAA. http://www.jetwhine.com
- My Flight Blog – The personal blog of a pilot who shares his story with other aspiring pilots about training, career path, and so on. http://www.myflightblog.com/
- Airplane Geeks Podcast – Max Flight, the host of The Airplane Geeks Podcast, is an “engine guy” and creator of Thirty Thousand Feet, an online aviation directory. Max is often joined by Robert Mark, Dan Webb, David Vanderhoof and a special guest each week to discuss aviation news. They also include a segment called the Airplane Geeks Down-Under Desk which discusses Australian news and commentary. http://www.airplanegeeks.com
- AVWeb Podcast – More aviation news, but with more of a general aviation slant. Includes Learn to Fly Day, AOPA updates, Aviation Consumer updates, and other information. Frequent contributors include Glenn Pew, Mary Grady, and Paul Bertorelli. http://www.avweb.com/podcast/podcast/index.html/
- AOPA Pilot Blog – Reporting Points – Includes updates from the editors of AOPA Pilot, including general aviation news and commentary. http://blog.aopa.org/blog/
- Ask a Flight Instructor – Great blog for student pilots, a forum for asking questions they don’t want to ask their own CFI. Paul, a CFII MEI and AGI from Dayton Ohio and a group of dedicated flight instructors answers questions from students, and provides flight training articles. http://www.askacfi.com
- Golf Hotel Whisky – Online magazine and airport guide for pilots by Matthew Stibbe. http://www.golfhotelwhiskey.com
- Air Facts Journal – By and for pilots about personal travel. http://airfactsjournal.com/
- Universal Weather & Aviation Blog – Great advice about weather, flight planning, and other topics by the folks at Universal Weather. http://www.universalweather.com/blog/
- Flight Tracking – ADS-B is the dominant technology in handling flight tracking. It’s free, used by nearly every commercial aircraft, and accessible to billions of people worldwide. And now you know where to find the data on the web!
Our advice? Bookmark (or subscribe) to the most relevant ones, read them regularly, make note of them, comment when appropriate, and think of them as social clubs where your prospective customers hang out. Never make a direct pitch (just as you wouldn’t at any other social occasion or event) but share information, assistance and ideas.