Scenarios

This page describes typical problems and challenges with pre flight planning and how the wx24Pilot app solves them.

Finding Enroute forecast

The Need

TAFs provide the most detailed, accurate, actionable information of forecast weather conditions. Determining conditions enroute at various waypoints is valuable information.

The Problem

The time and effort it takes to find a few enroute TAFs, determine ETA at each point, decipher the relevant TAF segments, keep track of time zones and convert to local times quickly becomes an overwhelming task. Often valuable information is disregarded due to the time and effort it takes to consider enroute TAFs.


The Solution

The Wx24Pilot App finds enroute TAFs around your flight path, calculates your ETA at each TAF, and present them visually with a visual ETA marker in its unique interface that makes it incredibly quick and easy to read a volume of enroute TAFs.


The Benefit

Being able to read and understand more weather information ensures greater confidence in decision making, ensuring a safer flight.

This screen shows 90 enroute TAFs at ETA.

enroute TAFs

PERSONAL MINIMUMS

The Need

Establishing personal minimums is an essential part of being a safe pilot. Checking forecast conditions against personal minimums is an important pre flight planning task.

The Problem

Besides ceilings and visibility there is no easy way to check for high surface winds, thunderstorms, freezing conditions, heavy precipitation, squall lines, and many other dangerous conditions.


The Solution

The Wx24Pilot App can search every hour of every enroute TAF and METAR for up to 200 miles each side of your flight path for up to 20 conditions such as thunderstorms, fog, high surface winds in just a second. Current flight category system can be misleading. VFR conditions can easily be interpreted as good weather, but thunderstorms and high surface winds all exist in VFR.


The Benefit

Imagine having your own flight category based on your personal minimums incorporating up to 20 different weather conditions.

Black areas show exceeded personal mins.

enroute TAFs

Aviation Weather Information

The Need

Finding sources for aviation weather reports has never been a problem. Despite all the information available, the need remains to get a clear, comprehensive, and collated weather report that can be easily read and retained.

The Problem

Information is only beneficial if it can be readily understood and applied. With all the weather information available there isn't a good system to interpret and understand it all.


The Solution

The Wx24Pilot App interprets METARs, TAFs, Airmets, Sigmets, Pireps and presents them in its unique visual interface that that makes understanding huge amounts of aviation weather reports incredibly quick and easy.


The Benefit

Wx24Pilot provides a clear and comprehensive presentation of aviation weather reports including Metars, TAFs, Airmets, Sigments, and Pireps giving pilots the ability to understand volumes of enroute weather forecasts in seconds.

visual taf

The bigger picture

The Need

Understanding what's behind specifics in a TAF makes those details more meaningful. Understanding the difference between a local condition vs a regional front can make all the difference in your decisions.

The Problem

Finding and applying the correct prognosis or significant weather chart for a flight is not as simple as it would appear. These charts have multiple issue times and multiple forecast times and often the abundance of the charts provide duplicate information. For example, a chart issued at 6:00 Zulu with a 12 hr forecast is mostly the same as a chart issued at 0:00 Zulu with an 18 hr forecast. In addition, these charts being independent products leave pilots estimating where the flight path is on the chart making it difficult to know how the information in the chart intersects with the flight path.


The Solution

The Wx24Pilot App finds and loads the correct chart based on departure time and renders the flight path on top of the chart along with the TAFs at ETA.


The Benefit

Allowing pilots to see the pressure systems in relation to the flight path and TAFs at ETA makes a world of difference in understanding the bigger picture. More information makes for better decisions ensuring a safer flight.

Surface Prognosis Charts

Visualize Complex TAFs

The Need

TAFs provide the most accurate, detailed, actionable information available. Being able to read them in all their complexity is an essential task.

The Problem

Obscure weather codes, overlapping segments, time inconsistencies, keeping track of time zones make deciphering TAFs a time consuming task. Multiply that by a number of enroute TAFs and this time consuming task quickly becomes unrealistic.


The Solution

The Wx24Pilot App renders Visual TAFs around a 24 or 12 hour clock, illustrates Zulu and local, handles overlapping segments, allows you to drill into the details, shows sunrise and sunset, and displays the raw text if you're into that sort of thing.


The Benefit

Even the most complex TAFs can be read at just a glance with the unique visual interface of the wx24Pilot App.

VFR BECMG to MVFR starting at 22:00 with and IFR TEMPO at 23:00

Complex Taf