AirWX Aviation Weather app for iPhone and iPad
9280 ratings )
Mobile Dev Group LLC
Current version: 3.1
, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 11 Jul 2008
App size: 31.1 Mb
***No Subscription fee. Buy once use forever.***
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger uses AirWX. Shouldnt you?
Sully: "...AirWX app is a tool that pilots use to get detailed aviation weather reports and forecasts, but its also useful for the general public to check weather at departure and arrival airports because the reports are decoded into plain language." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110503/us-travel-tech-tools/)
Aviation weather for Pilots. Retrieve METARs, TAFs, and Weather Charts for airports in the US. Also includes access to sectional charts and displays a list of nearest airports to your location.
-METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, NOTAMs, and Winds Aloft
-Nearest Airports using GPS
-Search by City/State, name or Airport Identifier
If you have any other questions or problems please contact support at email@example.com
Pros and cons of AirWX Aviation Weather app for iPhone and iPad
AirWX Aviation Weather app good for
I was one of the first to buy this app when it was first released. I use it on every flight. Im an instructor and recommend this app to anyone that flys. This is truly a must have.
Please fix the pixel setting to the new resolution of the iPhone 4. It looks terrible. But other than that I love it and use it mostly everyday
It took several tries to load my favorite airports, but with patience and numerous tries, I had success. The download site showed images of IFR and Sectional charts. Finding the charts is not immediately intuitive. There is a "charts" button on the bottom of the screen. This is to access weather charts only. To access nav charts, one must first select an airport, then select a METAR report. On the METAR page one can then select a variety of charts associated with that airport. The weather aspect seems to work fine. The "nearest" function was slick and also provides a quick link to add these to "favorites." Another handy function is that when having selected a specific airport, one can push a "call AWOS" button to hear the current report. One can also select an AFD (Airport Facilities Directory) to view a variety of additional information.
Now, if it would only show the current fuel prices!
New version is good...as a military wx forecaster, I would rather just see the whole encoded taf all at once, without having to scroll through each decoded section however. The new interface and favorites screen is much improved. Now I can get a quick glance at all of my forecast sites and see how my tafs are playing out when Im off shift.
If you are a student pilot or even a commercial pilot, it is a good application to have. It is worth the cost, and helps you be more prepare and make precise decision regarding weather.
This is exactly what I want, thanks a lot for the new update especially for the iPad. Eery pilot need this, the best ever.
Some bad moments
ve got the old version, no upgrade offered w/o paying! Careful, this may be SOP!
This is a decent enough app, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck by using free apps like DTC DUAT and FlightAware. For $10, $14 if you bought the flight tracker in app purchase (FlightAware), I expected a whole lot more.
It does not have search 3 letter IDENTIFIERS for the airports. It used to, but not anymore. I dont care what Sully uses.
Cant use program at all.
It used to work OK, then it crashed only bringing up winds, now it always crashes a couple of seconds after opening app.
Theres no way to get the older version that worked, so its now 100% useless.
I think i wasted $10. I expected that the Wx (nexrad) would appear over the sectional. This is not the case. Also, when you load a sectional or try to zoom or move around, it takes a REALLY long time. There are other integrated flight systems out there that do a much better job. This app would be great if I could get NEXRAD overlayed over the sectional. This is what I thought I was getting. Dissapointing. Sorry !
Only allows one(1)favorite ! You have to enter an airport every time other than your one favorite !!? Not user friendly!