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AOPA Magazines App

The AOPA Mags app provides easy access to the Enhanced Digital Editions of AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines on your iPad and other iOS devices, as well as on Android tablets and smartphones. In order to access the magazines, you must be a digital subscriber. The apps allow downloading and offline reading of your magazines, with simple swipe-and-pinch navigation, although you will need an Internet connection to view videos, slideshows, and other extended content.

Digital subscribers can download the free app for iOS devices from Apple’s App Store and, for Android tablets and phones, from the Google Play Store.


AOPA Mags for iOS has received a major update that includes an improved user interface and compatibility with Apple’s iOS 8.

all users must login in in order to access all the features of the app

Logging into the App

You must have a digital subscription to an AOPA magazine in order to access content in the app. To log in, simply enter your AOPA website username and password, then tap “Log In.”

choose the buttons on the top left and right to access additional options on the home page of the app

Using the Catalog

Tap “Read” or any magazine cover to read an issue online; swipe up and down to see all available issues. Tap “Download” to download an issue to your device, for offline reading later. A progress bar shows the download’s status; after the issue is downloaded, the button becomes “Delete”—tap this when you wish to remove an issue from your device’s memory. “Update” will add any changes to your downloaded issue. If you subscribe to more than one AOPA magazine digitally, tap the blue Home icon at lower right to return to your home page and select another title’s catalog.

the top toolbar helps users navigate through the magazine issue they are viewing

Top Toolbar

Depending on platform and screen size, you may not see every function. They are, from left:

  • Magazine page view; tap a page to go to that page, or tap X to exit
  • Jump to the current issue’s table of contents
  • Search the current issue, or all digital issues; define search uisng drop-down menus below keyword window
  • Page(s) you’re currently viewing. Enter a page number to jump to that page
  • Tap the chain to see all hypertext links, to other pages in the digital edition or to external websites
  • Tap the radiating arcs to learn more about digital subscriptions
  • Tap the people icon to share the current page via email or social media
  • Tap the Facebook “thumbs up” icon to like this article on Facebook
  • Tap the Twitter “T” to tweet the current article
  • Tap the toolbox icon to learn about other options
  • Tap “?” to view a user guide with instructions for navigating within the app
  • Tap “X” to close the current issue and return to the catalog
the left menu allows you to navigate anywhere in the app

Left Toolbar

From the catalog or home page, tap the icon at upper left to open the left toolbar.

“View Downloaded” will show only issues you have downloaded to your device, while “View All” shows all issues you can access (your device must be connected to the Internet). This toolbar also offers easy access to recent AOPA news articles, the website, and AOPA Live. 

To close the menu, tap the screen away from the menu.

click a video button to watch a video

Playing Videos/Slideshows

When you are viewing an AOPA digital magazine online, tapping on this icon will launch a video, slideshow, or other rich content accompanying the story. Your tablet or smartphone must be connected to the Internet to access this extra content.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to download a magazine?

Each magazine’s file size averages 30 to 40 megabytes. Download time will depend on your Internet connection speed. We recommend using a wifi connection to download each new issue.

Can I read an issue offline (without an Internet connection)?

Yes, but you will need to download the issue to your device first. When reading offline you cannot access videos, slideshows, websites, or other extended content.

How much does the AOPA Mags app cost?

There is no cost to download the AOPA Mags app. However, you must be an AOPA member with a digital magazine subscription in order to access content within the app.

How can I start a digital subscription?

Go online and follow the steps to add a digital subscription to your membership, or to convert your print magazine subscription to a digital subscription. To log in to a digital edition, simply use your AOPA website username and password.