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England-based pilot spearheads online flight academy, creates iTunes app

Lets Fly Academy
Lets Fly Academy

It seems there is an app for everything, nowadays. Want to monitor your teenager’s texts? There’s an app for that. Need to know just how much triple sec a Cosmopolitan requires? There’s an app for that, too. Thanks to the creativity of one aviation enthusiast, the thrill of flying is apparently an iTunes download away.

Admit it. Your mind instinctively raced back to that scene from The Matrix when Trinity instantly downloads instructions to piloting a military helicopter. Thankfully, there’s no app for that. Enter the Lets Fly Academy, which boasts a pilot manual, a documentary with the Amazon Kindle book’s and academy’s namesake along with the app download. The app is free, but requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible for the iPhone and iPad platforms.

Lets Fly “online resource” Academy is founded by aviation enthusiast Matthew Martino, of Essex, England, but the “the academy is run mostly by student pilots,” according to the company website. Martino is currently training, studying the BSc(Hons) in Airline Transport Operations and enjoys talking to aspiring pilots, answering any questions they have.

The app features range from quick facts about altitude, airspeed and the magnetic compass, to information on how to pass important Private Pilot License (PPL) exams, as well as how to track flight schools. Just like a thought leader on LinkedIn, Martino promises to share this: "The Pilot CV – Discover the secrets behind having a mouth-watering Pilot CV to help your career take-off."

The Lets Fly app contains vital information for aviation enthusiasts and PPL students, alike. For more information, visit www.letsflyacademy.com . You can download the app by clicking here or visiting the iTunes iPhone app store.