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QuickWeather

QuickWeather Tutorial

OVERVIEW

Developed by pilots, QuickWeather keeps pilots weather-ready! Quickly view weather by favorite airport or along an entire flight path using color coded METARs, TAFs (raw or translated) and imagery for United States airports.

NOTE: QuickWeather is a subscription free app, installed with DroidEFB.

METAR Cloud Coverage symbols are color coded using standard Flight Category definitions.

 

Clear Few Scattered Broken Overcast Missing
Clear Few Scattered Broken Overcast Missing


Category Color Ceiling Visibility
LIFR Low Instrument Flight Rules Magenta below 500 feet AGL and-or less than 1 mile
IFR Instrument Flight Rules Red 500 to below 1,000 feet AGL and/or 1 mile to less than 3 miles
MVFR Marginal Visual Flight Rules Blue 1,000 to 3,000 feet AGL and/or 3 to 5 miles
VFR Visual Flight Rules Green greater than 3,000 feet AGL and greater than 5 miles
NOTES:
By definition, IFR is ceiling less than 1,000 feet AGL and/or visibility less than 3 miles while LIFR is a sub-category of IFR.
By definition, VFR is ceiling greater than or equal to 3,000 feet AGL and visibility greater than or equal to 5 miles while MVFR is a sub-category of VFR.


INSTALLATION AND ACCESS

QuickWeather is installed as part of the main DroidEFB app and is accessed via the DroidEFB navigation drawer or by tapping the QuickWeather launcher icon.

DroidEFB Nearest QuickWeather Weight and Balance

ADDING AND SORTING AIRPORTS

Add airports (one at a time) to QuickWeather by touching the “+” icon in the lower right corner or export them from the DroidEFB Flight Plan Tab.

Airports are sorted alphabetically (more sorting options coming in a later release).


DATA UPDATES

METARs are automatically updated every 5 minutes, weather imagery every 15 minutes.

Swipe down to force a manual update.


DATA CACHE

METARs and weather imagery are cached for offline use.

The progress bar at the top of the screen indicates download status.


SYMBOLOGY

The segmented circle around the outer edge of the METAR symbol corresponds to the issuance time after the hour and turns AMBER when information is 60 minutes old and RED when 75 minutes old.

Wind barbs are rounded to the nearest 5 knot increment.

A “?” is included when a reporting station indicates maintenance is needed on the system.

BLUE airport identifier indicates TAF is available.


EXPANDED VIEW

Touch an airport to view METAR, TAF and imagery.

Zulu time is always displayed at the top.

Touch the toggle icon to switch between sunrise – sunset (Zulu and local time) and to switch between raw versus translated METAR and TAF.


AVAILABLE DATA

Available data includes METAR, METAR History, TAF, animated Radar, Satellite (Infrared Color, Infrared B/W, Visible, Water Vapor), Convective AIR/SIGMET (Day 1, 2 and 3 day outlook), Icing AIR/SIGMET, Turbulence AIR/SIGMET, Freezing Level, Winds, Aviation Forecasts (Surface and Clouds), and Regional TFR Map.


ADDITIONAL VIEWS

Touch imagery to view full screen and zoom.

Touch TFR map to be directed to tfr.faa.gov.


Download on Google Play - runs on Android, the world's most popular mobile platform!

Google Play