We recently deployed an improvement on Flight Condition Statistics…To get there, simply get your airport’s Metar and Click on the Flight Conditions Statistics link there.
Now, the current month statistics will also be available, not having to wait to the end of the month for the flight condition (VFR,IFR, LIFR, MVFR) statistics to be calculated.
You’ll see that when you visit your favourite airport’s flight condition statistics page, a new chart like this appears:
See above Miami’s (KMIA) Flight Condition chart for March 2010. In it, the percentage of METAR belonging to the categories VFR, MVFR and IFR are plotted hourly. This is a nice picture of the airports average conditions for that particular month and hour. You can compare this chart to the same month last year and see if this month is worse or better than that.
Flight schools can also use this information to estimate the flight hours available at an airport, depending on the hour of the day and month.
Pilots can plan their flight to arrive at an unknown aiport at the best time according to their own criteria regarding MVF, VFR or IFR…
Compare Miami’s chart above to that of Brookings (KBOK):
Or that of Delhi (VIDP):
That’s a BIG difference, isn’t it?
Let us know how you like it!
If the statistics don’t show at first, just refresh the page. There are huge calculations behind this and sometimes your browser will timeout before getting the results from our server.