Aero Weather is a Must for Pilots

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aero weather- iphone appsIf you are a pilot, the Aero Weather App is pretty awesome. I usually fly from Novato California to Tahoe, Las Vegas or Santa Monica. Aero weather gives me a quick glimpse of the weather situation at these airports. Aero Weather lets me plan an approximate departure time to avoid bad weather. It also lets me decide when to depart Tahoe, since the SF Bay Area always has morning fog that lifts between 10am to noon.

A couple of improvements I so humbly suggest:

1. Two of the critical piece of information displayed grayed out 8 point or smaller type, namely the visibility and the cloud cover. These should be in the same typeface and intensity as the winds. I hate that programmers are all under 30 and have good eyesight.

2. The temperature/dew point is important information for a pilot. It is missing from the main screen. It would be easy to display as 12/-3 C on the main page.

3. I like the green vfr, mvfr indicators but they should be larger. These are really fluff but good fluff.

4. For “Nearby Stations” I expected I’d be able to check the weather at nearby airports; instead this function adds these airports to my main display list. I just want tot see the weather at these airports on a selective, one time basis.

Overall Aero Weather is a great tool. I love it.

- Jim Willenborg

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  • Fred Krueger

    Rates very highly on AppStore. I will check it out.

  • RL Baldwin

    Just downloaded aero data. I listed about a dozen airports I fly to, but it will only give me weather info for the first one. It didn't come with any instructions or info. Anyone have any ideas on why it isn't working?
    Thanks

  • Aviator

    This is one of THE BEST wx apps!!

    Is there a PC//MAC version of this? I would love to have it run on my PC and/or MAC so before I leave the hanger, I can check latest wx one last time.

  • Pac Polin

    When you add airports to favorites, you need to refresh the screen at the bottom to display the weather. From then on it should work great. Foreflight Pro and AOPA powered by Foreflight are other apps for serious pilots to consider.

  • Randy

    Great App...have used it for over a year on my iphone.Had to switch to a droid and can't wait for the App to be available for this phone.