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Best Weather Apps for Pilots

Knowing the weather before a flight is one of the most important things for a pilot.


Here are some weather apps that pilots like to use to assess weather:


  • Weekend Flyer

  • Thunderly

  • Windy

  • CloudTopper

  • METARs Aviation Weather

  • WeatherSpork

  • Station Weather

  • RadarScope

  • My Radar

  • ForeFlight/Garmin Pilot/FltPlan Go/WingX/Stratus Insight/FlyQ

  • Weather Mate

  • SkyDemon

  • Air Navigation Pro App

  • Pilot Brief

  • FlyQ EFB

  • NOAA Aviation Live Sky Weather

  • Easy Aviation Weather - WX

  • AeroPlus Aviation Weather

  • ForeFlight Mobile EFB

  • Aviation Weather Route Planner

  • WSI Pilotbrief Optima

  • AeroWeather Lite

  • METAR Widgets

  • Pilot Log


Some of these apps are free, while others require a subscription. It is important to compare the features of each app to find one that meets your needs and budget.



New Apps


Here are some new weather apps for pilots that have been released in recent years:


  • FltPlan Go

  • FlyQ EFB

  • NOAA Aviation Live Sky Weather

  • Easy Aviation Weather - WX

  • AeroPlus Aviation Weather


These apps offer a variety of features, including:


Real-time weather data

Animated weather radar

Satellite imagery

METARs and TAFs

NOTAMs

Flight planning tools



Choosing a Weather App

When choosing a weather app, it is important to consider the following factors:


  • Features: What features are important to you? Do you need an app that offers real-time weather data, animated weather radar, satellite imagery, METARs and TAFs, NOTAMs, and flight planning tools?

  • Accuracy: How accurate is the app? Make sure to read reviews and compare the app's forecasts to other sources to get an idea of its accuracy.

  • Ease of use: Is the app easy to use? The app should be easy to navigate and the information should be easy to read and understand.

  • Price: How much does the app cost? Some apps are free, while others require a subscription. Choose an app that fits your budget.


It is also a good idea to try out a few different weather apps before choosing one to use. This will help you find an app that you like and that meets your needs.



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