This page describes typical problems and challenges with pre flight planning and how the
wx24Pilot app solves them.
Finding Enroute forecast
TAFs provide the most detailed, accurate, actionable information of forecast
Determining conditions enroute at various waypoints is valuable information.
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 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.
Being able to read and understand more weather information ensures greater confidence in
making, ensuring a safer flight.
This screen shows 90 enroute TAFs at ETA.
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.
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
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
Imagine having your own flight category based on your personal minimums incorporating up
to 20 different weather conditions.
Black areas show exceeded personal mins.
Aviation Weather Information
Finding sources for aviation weather reports has never been a problem.
Despite all the information available, the need remains to get a clear, comprehensive,
collated weather report that can
be easily read and retained.
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 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
Wx24Pilot provides a clear and comprehensive presentation of aviation weather reports
Metars, TAFs, Airmets, Sigments, and Pireps giving pilots the ability to understand
volumes of enroute weather forecasts in seconds.
The bigger picture
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.
Finding and applying the correct prognosis or significant weather chart for a flight is
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
a chart issued at 0:00 Zulu with an 18 hr forecast. In addition, these charts being
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 Wx24Pilot App finds and loads the correct chart based on departure time and renders
flight path on top of the chart along with the TAFs at ETA.
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.
Visualize Complex TAFs
TAFs provide the most accurate, detailed, actionable information available. Being able
to read them in all their complexity is an essential task.
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 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.
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