QuickWeather was the first Avilution application. Upon opening the application, the user is provided with quick access to the immediate conditions at airports that they’ve selected as their favorite airports. This data can optionally be updated in the background so that the user generally has updated data at the time the application is launched. Tapping on a given airport provides a multitude of information and imagery (user selectable, of course) including radar and satellite, winds, AIRMET/SIGMET information, icing and turbulence imagery, METAR history, NOTAMs and TFR’s.
Here’s some quick help to get you started:
1. When you first install the application, you need to add the airports you care about using the bar at the top of the screen:
Note that you should be sure to put “K” in front of the continental US airport name (e.g. use KHSV instead of HSV or KATL instead of ATL).
2. After entering the airport name, you can select the “+” icon to add the airport.
3. After adding the airports you want, be sure to select menu -> update to cause the application to update the weather for the airports you have loaded. Data is only updated when you select update from the menu and TAF/METAR data is only available for airports which publish that information through ADDS. If you are unsure if your airport provides data, you can enter it into http://adds.aviationweather.gov/metars and if an entry is provided there, it should work fine with QuickWeather.
4. From the main list of airports, you can touch and release the airport identifier to get information from AirNav on that airport, or you can touch and release any other part of the list entry for the weather.
5. You can press and hold an entry in the list and select “delete” if you need to delete an entry from the list.
6. Weather imagery tends to be much higher detail if you put your phone in landscape mode.
7. If you have any trouble, please contact us at support at our domain name, avilution.com.
One great use of QuickWeather is to be able to at a glance see which airports might be good places to travel to and can give you a good, high level picture of what’s going on in your area.
Remember that like all Avilution products, QuickWeather is not providing official FAA approved weather or other information and does not act as a substitute for a briefing.