After a request from the Pipeline Surveillance pilots of Canada, I’ve just deployed a new improvement:
Whenever you request a Multiple Metar report, you can now check the “Save Route” box, give it a name, and hit the Submit button.
After that, the ‘Metar Route’ will conveniently become available for future use in your home page. Continue reading “New Multi Metar Route” »
We’ve just uploaded a new improvement based on user suggestions.
Some of you had said that you needed a low bandwidth mode to get METAR and TAF reports.
Also, some had asked to be able to get METARs and TAFs for multiple airports on a single shot.
Our initial design was thought in two ways:
- Pilots need to know what the weather will be at the destination
Meteo·Mobile lists the destination weather reports and those for the nearby airports.
- Pilots want to know what the weather is like en-route (surface level)
Meteo·Mobile has the Metar en-route form which will get you all the METARs or TAFs for the route you design
Some pilots, though, just want to know what the weather is like at multiple airports but don’t neet to know what the enroute METARs look like. This would be the case if you’re choosing where you’ll get the 100$ burger today, based on destination weather, for instance.
Also, some users had complained that they were getting too much traffic for their handhelds.
For all of you, we have just deployed a new form to get just that: multiple METAR and TAF reports, period. This is the lowest bandwidth possible weather report.
Give it t try at the new multiple airport metar form
I’ve always wondered what sort of weather briefings an airliner pilot gets.
The way I’ve always imagined that is:
The flight commander goes to the operations office and gets an envelope with plenty of information that a team of specialized meteorologists have prepared for the flight route.
He then studies all of that for a while and has access to either the meteorologists or a computer to clear any doubts that might arise.
Then, on board the airplane, besides the weather radar and other weather-related equipment, he has access to updated SIGMETs, METARs, PIREPs and the like.
But, is that the way it is?
We’d love to hear from those of you that know the real thing!
I know you guys are busy and I am asking for more than a couple of seconds this time. But please consider writing a comment here so that the rest of us can get a flare of what the real professional weather briefings are all about.
If you have the time to scan that sort of documentation, I will take care to anonimize it and publish it here so that the rest of us can take a look!