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Essential Apps for Winter Aviation Operations

September 25th, 2011
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Aircraft Winter

Well, there is no denying it… in the northern hemisphere winter is definitely on its way.  Its time to dust off those winter ops procedures that lay rusting at the back of our brains. What follows is what, in our opinion, are essential apps for your trusty iPhone or iPad this winter.

Aeroweather is available in both free and paid versions and allows you to select your most used airports plus its alternates and quickly obtain the latest METAR and TAF.  You can choose the view the data in either its raw format or in decoded form.

Spin-A-Wind is extremely easy to use and gives a pictorial view of wind direction and velocity in relation to the selected runway.

HOT Calculator quickly calculates the holdover times for various anti/de-icing fluids and takes into account the prevailing weather conditions.

AirWX Aviation Weather Menulet brings the latest wx directly to your menu bar on your MAC OS X powered Macbook or iMac.

WX Charts Europe allows you to download the latest synoptic charts, wind and sigmet charts for Europe.

Fly Safe!

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