The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has released AOPA Weather, powered by SiriusXM Aviation.
The new weather feature provides national and airport-specific data in a mobile-friendly format that makes it perfect for checking the weather on the go, even via the AOPA app. The upgrade is the latest in a series of flight planning tool improvements.
In April, AOPA debuted iFlightPlanner for AOPA, replacing the legacy flight planner. In September, the AOPA app was upgraded to add the AOPA Airports and Destinations Directory feature, making the data downloadable for use offline. And in November, AOPA announced the consolidation of AOPA GO into the AOPA app.
Now, in another enhancement, the new mobile-friendly AOPA Weather and iFlightPlanner for AOPA can also be accessed via the AOPA app as long as you are connected to the internet.
“These upgrades make our powerful suite of flight planning tools — weather, flight planning, and airports database, available from your mobile device. We specifically tailored these upgrades to make it easier for you to plan your flights on the go,” said Jiri Marousek, AOPA senior vice president of marketing. “As pilots, we need to be flexible, and we wanted our flight planning tools to be just as flexible so that you can access them whether you are at home, at the airport, or enjoying an outing at a new destination.”
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts available from within AOPA Weather include prog charts, surface forecast, cloud forecast, winds aloft, long-range winds aloft, freezing level, icing severity, and icing probability. NOAA charts for Alaska are called out in their own section.
Users can also check temporary flight restrictions within AOPA Weather.