Last changed: Version: 1.1.3
Get current and precise weather conditions (METAR) as well as weather forecasts (TAF), which are used by pilots for their flight preparations. You can choose worldwide airport weather stations from the built-in database by either name, ICAO code, or based on your current location. Data will be shown in its original format or fully decoded into easy understandable texts.
** NOTE: in order to display temperatures in Fahrenheit, switch off "Show original units"!
This is the iPhone/iPod touch version of the AviationWeather widget.
- shows additional information like sunrise/sunset, station location/elevation, timezone, and daylight saving adjustment
- optionally displays all times in GMT or in the station's local time
- supports US and metric units
- display/adding of nearby stations
Awsome - all the data you would expect simple and accurate
By: mike 45 - Sep 18, 2008
very nice. thanks. you get the current conditions and the forecast (all decoded) for each station you select. A++. I do however offer two minor wish list items for future updates - pls put the height of the clouds on main screen next to the cloud condition (i.e, after "few clouds" insert "4500") I realize that I can tap read that info on the next screen but one less tap for that data is better. If you don't have enough room on the main screen then definately delete the hPa reading from the main screen. The hPa is on the second screen and it's not as important as the cloud height. Thanks again for a cool app. proPs to you
Great Weather App
By: Alfacruxis - Sep 16, 2008
Great for pros as for amateurs. For people working around meteorology is a fast, accurate, trustable way to gather the desired current met data. For the regular guy is a great way to have actual conditions as well as letest forecasts for any place they may want, using the "decoded" view for easy-undestanding, clear text. All organized into a clear, easy to use way and a very professional looking app.
The app works perfectly and has high level of customization settings. The rare hungups or crashes are result of bad formatted data got from the NOAA site, not due to any bug in the app.
Also the support is great and the app is for free.
Thanks Pascal Dreer.
Fantastic - Thanks!
By: 320driver - 05-Feb-2009
This combined with WeatherPro lets you easily see what sort of day you're going to have - easy going, or AWOPS - sunny or contaminated runways!
It's all there, and in such an easy format - there have been one or 2 errors I've spotted in the Snowtam decodes, but they are rare - and if you're operating into places like that you're not really relying on an app to do the decoding for you - are you?
(Note to self, must take screenshot of these events to send to developer)
All in all, should be on every pilots iPhone. Indeed I know no pilot with an iPhone that doesn't use this.
Now the only weather application I use.. and I don't even fly!
By: crsouser - Aug 28, 2008
Since almost the instant I installed this application it became my only weather application on the iPhone. It gave me more information than any other weather application, more current information, and most importantly accurate information! It doesn't do long term forecast but when I want to know what the weather is like anywhere it refreshes the 12 stations I have in it nearly instantly and it gives me a picture of the weather all around my area. The search feature to find local flight weather stations is also great! My only minor suggestion is to be able to drill down on some of the symbols and break down or give a brief explanation of the acronyms for us non-pilots. Truly one of my favorite iPhone applications!
By: McNeight - Aug 24, 2008
This is the first free iPhone app I've seen that fully demonstrates all of the rich features of the iPhone interface. The interface is clean with detailed information and a number of optional settings available. The ability to show a list of airports based on current location is great for beginners who don't know where the nearest airport with meterological facilities are, as well as pilots who don't remember which other airports might be close by. Added to that is the ability to link the airport location back into Maps and see a satellite view or even get directions to that airport.
As a software developer and a pilot, I really can't think of any other features to ask for. Anything else risks bloating the application and possibly restricting the flow of information to the user. I've been searching for an application of this quality since the opening of the App Store, thinking that I might have to write it myself. My hat is off to the developer.
Awesome. Utterly awesome
By: Max Drift - 27-Nov-2008
The reviews below are no exaggeration. I found out about this from a review in Flyer magazine in the UK.
It's not just a great app for the iPhone; it's a superb example of how met data should be represented to be instantly understandable. A massive contribution to flight safety.
Well done guys. Just a thought: if you're going to keep this version free, how about charging for an 'Aeroweather Plus' version with NOTAMS?
By: EastleighVoice - 13-Nov-2008
As a student GA pilot this takes out so much of the prep work needed to fly. The UK weather changes so often that if you look this data up on the net, by the time you have got to your kite and got it ready to fly your data is out of date. This sits in your hand and gives you real time data. Would be happy to pay for this great app. As someone else has said could you make a NOTAM app. Well done, great work.
Absolutely Brilliant - and FREE too!
By: Trevor Mc - 05-Oct-2008
I run a flying school in the UK and have been looking for a no-nonsense, but serious weather app for a while now to use when I'm on the airfield and this fits the bill nicely. I added 'Fizz Weather' too and now I''m very happy. :-)
This is nice and fast, accurate and very easy to use. I would give you 10/10, but they only allow five.
I think you should charge at least £5.00 for it, it would be worth every penny.
Great little app!
By: Istafaan - 17-Sep-2008
I've used the Desktop Widget version of this app for some time as a quick and easy way to get meteorological data for my local area. I liked it's simple but accurate "conversion" of the METAR/TAF data into layman's terms. So when I got my new iPod Touch the other day I had to give this app a whirl and I have to say I am impressed. It presents the data in a tidy interface with some neat little extras, e.g Station info, link to Google map and nearby stations hotkey. The ability to change the units is icing on the cake.
My needs for AeroWeather are rather limited, given I'm not a pilot and only use it for quickly accessible local weather and as yet haven't come across any of the limitations mentioned by other reviewers, I have to give it 5 stars.
Great App for pilots
By: Pining for the fjords - 09-Sep-2008
I tried this application just after the initial release, and while the concept was great it was very prone to crashing due to decoding problems of the Weather reports generated here in Australia. Since the updated release this is vastly improved.
The application is now ROCK SOLID! I am very very impressed with this application and find it incredibly useful in my work as an airline pilot. Highly recommended and could (should) be payware! On the wish list - the inclusion of NOTAMS!
Pro pilot uses this app more than adds
By: AC690 pilot - Sep 14, 2009
I do aerial survey projects all over North America, so 99% of my flying is out of airports other than my home base. I refer to this app more than I do adds. I love how well the info is decoded and that the TAF's are presented in local time. I also LOVE being able to look at a location and can see the other wx reporting locations in proximity to the location I'm looking at. Give the developer a shout-out if you would pay a few $$ (like I would) to have decoded NOTAMS included in this app. One problem that I've run into that is being addressed...... if you're in the boonies and on the Edge (aptly named, don't you think?) network, the info update sometimes fails. The developer tells me he is in the process of adding the telephone # for each station's awos, so that you can direct dial that station. That feature could be a lifesaver if the wx is fast-changing and the wx info is 55 minutes old. Great product and great support!
By: PC747 - Dec 4, 2009
All fixed!! Aeroweather once again updates the weather on EDGE, 3G & WiFi. Great fix guys. Many thanks for listening and addressing the problem so quickly. I fly for a major airline, both international & domestic. This is by far the best aviation weather app available. I currently keep 24 airports from 8 countries in the app for weather updates. Start the app and touch the update symbol and all 24 airports are instantly updated for current and forecast weather. Unlike most WX apps, the last weather updates you obtain remain available at all times between updates even when the iPhone is in Airplane Mode. Having the terminal area forecasts translated into plain English is so valuable - both for training and safety. Being able to easily view the current local time and sunrise & sunset times is also great. Being able to use ZULU times is a bonus. The online U.S. Airport information program, including access to approach plates, SIDs & Stars is both interesting & valuable. Many thanks for such a great product. Keep up the good work.
By: PC747 - Jul 28, 2009
I fly for a major airline, both international & domestic. This is by far the best aviation weather app available. I currently keep 32 airports from 11 countries in the app for weather updates. Start the app and touch the update symbol and all 32 airports are instantly updated for current and forecast weather. Unlike most WX apps, the last weather updates you obtain remain available at all times between updates even when the iPhone is in Airplane Mode. Having the terminal area forecasts translated into plain English is so valuable - both for training and safety. Being able to easily view the current local time and sunrise & sunset times is also great. Being able to use ZULU times is a bonus. The online U.S. Airport information program, including access to approach plates, SIDs & Stars is both interesting & valuable. Many thanks for such a great product.
Great aplication. I will use it all the time.
By: Airmark1 - Jul 26, 2009
I might me missing something but, why aren't the winds able to be displayed in knots*? This is what most people who fly live by. This is not a big deal I suppose; however please make it an option to display in knots. (assuming it is not user error).
Other than that, it is a great app for planning my day. Sure it is not official weather. I get that weather from somewhere else. But I can quickly look at this app and tell if my next airports are getting better or worse. Plus having quick acess to sunset/sunrise times is a great touch.
Thanks and GREAT JOB.
Well, with the last update, you can now display the winds in knots. And now, I truely love this program.
This program continues to be on page one of my apps and it is going to stay there unless something dramatic happens.
Mu current version has no issues, never crashes, and makes me very happy. Once again love love this app. And to all those who forgot this app shows:
Both in raw or plan language
SUNRISE AND SUNSET
GOOGLE MAP LINK
MULTIPLE AIRPORTS ON ONE PAGE
ICONS SHOWING QUICK REP OF WX
Oooh LaLa, I like this APP!
By: iFly with my iPhone - Jul 2, 2009
I use this app with the greatest of ease. In fact, I was so frustrated with AOPA's Foreflight (because it fails to update) I am using AeroWeather to it's fullest potential because it tells me MORE than AOPA's ForeFlight.
Also, this APP easily updates through WiFi (unlike Foreflight). When there is an update for AeroWeather, I tap on the update area on my iPhone, it automatically does it's thing through my WiFi here on my farm, going through WildBlue (a satellite service since I don't have any other access to a fast ISP). Every update has been easy and smooth and I found the learning curve to be easy for this app. Adding a favorite airport is a snap. And with this app, I can pull up runway diagrams at my favorite airports with ease.
I get the weather Muy Pronto at my favorite airports and AeroWeather delivers everytime. I have one small complaint... It is sometimes difficult to tell when the data was last updated. I don't really fault AeroWeather for this, it is more of a user problem, but I would like to see the update TIME in bold text to make certain I have the "latest and greatest."
5 stars for this VERY helpful app.
Peactical, and very very cool
By: goldilocks_dave - 26-Mar-2009
Just installed this app, and first impressions are fantastic !! Would be nice to include features for common routes, maybe also some GFA's and NOTAMS here in Canada, and I wouldn't mind paying for it as it's going to save everyone loads of time and paper :)
All you have to do is spark up the phone between legs, let it grab a network connection then wake up the app to find out if anything's changed up ahead, SLICK !! :)
Thanks for the cool app!
By: Jmmanley - Apr 26, 2009
Nice work...I've used it for four months. I love this app. I fly professionally and can't believe I used to get metars and taf's the old fashioned way. I don't have to spend 30 minutes waiting for the wx channel to get to the point, I know what the weather is going to be for each leg of my trip before I get to the crew van.
Any chance of a radar snapshot or link for each airport on the list? It would just be a second layer of icing on the cake. Thanks for a well thought out and executed application!
Best aviation app out there
By: Kunci - Nov 17, 2009
This is easily the most useful to a VFR pilot application currently available on the iPhone. The layout is very clear and readable, adding a new station is a breeze. Using strategically selected waypoints for a cross-country flight it provides almost as much info as a normal weather brief, and is certainly quicker and easier to navigate through. The only reasons I still pull a forecast before flying is for the synopsis and to have my weather check "on record".
Best (free) weather app (yet)
By: AM260785 - 30-Aug-2008
As titled, this is by far the most powerful weather app currently available for the iPhone. Insanely detailed condition reports directly from airport stations, nice layout, and to top it all off it's free! The one thing that really puts this app ahead is (in my Canadian opinion) the option to toggle measurements between standard & metric. Up to now this is the only app realistically usable in Canada (apart from waiting for the next version of WeatherBug, which they tell me will include metric support. Definitely owns the iPhone's pitiful stock Yahoo weather crap-app. Props to the developper(s), excellent tool for anyone, not just pilots..
By: iBone_1980 - 01-Oct-2009
I work with many other RAF pilots, and I don't know any one of them who hasn't got this superb app. Useful for keeping on top of div states, checking out the taf/metars when MOMIDS is unavail, or finding out whether you won or lost "met roulette" from your bed :)For those requiring runway directions to, I guess, ascertain x-wind, try another free app: iPorts. On this forum, time:calc is great for adding up logbooks ;)Hats off to the developers. Most useful app on my iPhone.
|Worldwide rank of AeroWeather in Weather|
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| United States||37|
| United Kingdom||37|
| Costa Rica||9|
| Czech Republic||16|
| El Salvador||10|
| Hong Kong||50|
| New Zealand||23|
| Saudi Arabia||29|
| South Africa||14|
| Sri Lanka||19|
| United Arab Emirates||25|
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