February 9, 2011 in Navigation (F)
[prMac.com] Herndon, VA - CFI Tools today announced the latest upgrade to the CFI Tools Area WX App. This release continues CFI Tools' expansion in the iPod/iPhone/iPad aviation App industry. WX is the aviation abbreviation for Weather. The Area WX App is used by pilots to receive Aviation Meteorological reports and forecasts known as METARs and TAFs.
These reports are retrieved from NOAA's National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center.
Pilots are required by FAA regulation to be familiar with all available information for the flight. This information includes weather. This weather is provided to pilots as part of a normal briefing and the Area WX App allows pilots to update the briefing with the latest reports.
"We are pleased to add this new feature to our Area WX App," said CFI Tools owner Brian Best. "The Area WX App has been a convenient source of weather reports for many pilots. This release will make the App even easier to use. My hope is that this will make the skies even safer. I built this App, and the others, for my own use for exactly that purpose."
A unique feature of the App is that it allows the pilot to enter a base weather station and ask for all reports within a given radius. So the pilot might ask for all reports with 500 miles of LAX Airport. The pilot gets two reports, a list by airport and a a color-coded map. The colored codes on the map indicate what is known as the "Aviation Flight Category"(AFC). This AFC indicates to the pilot whether he will be flying in visual conditions or if he will be flying in instrument conditions. This is information along with the official briefing adds to the safety of the flight.
The updated search feature makes the App easier to use because the user can enter just a few characters of the airport name or city and does not have to know the exact name or spelling of each weather station.
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Area WX 1.05 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
Established in 2006 in Herndon, Virginia by Brian Best CFI Tools is an software company specializing in smartphone tools for the aviation industry. With 14 aviation Apps now for sale and thousands of customers in over 70 countries CFI Tools is one of the most widely recognized aviation App developers. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2011 Edgemont Systems / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.