CFI Tools Preflight Wx+ by Edgemont Systems (iPad)
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Released: Aug 3, 2010
Version: 1.15
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CFI Tools Preflight Wx+

Edgemont Systems
CFI Tools Preflight WX+
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PURPOSE: The CFI Tools Preflight WX+ App is a tool I use to help me prepare for a flight.
It is a collection of eight popular CFI Tools Apps combined with a graphical weather presentation, a database of over 7,000 worldwide airports and a number of pre-selected web pages all rolled into one terrific package for the iPad.

Seven Popular Apps in One +
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- Current Weather with History
- US Forecast
- Crosswind Calculator
- Hold Viewer
- VOR Viewer
- Weight & Balance
- Takeoff & Landing Distance
- Area Wx

Increased convenience at a great price
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These Apps have been used by pilots around the world on the iPhone as separate Apps. Now on the iPad they are available as a package deal. So here it is, these great Apps all together and optimized to take advantage of the iPad at an amazing price.

Apps for Learning and for Practical everyday use
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The Crosswind, Holds and VOR Apps make some complex topics easier to understand. These are topics that are essential to any pilot especially any student pilot.

The Forecast App, Weight & Balance App, Takeoff & Landing Distance App & Area Wx App are tools that can help with flight planning and preparation.

Can I fly today?
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A Current Wx App, is the first App that is displayed on the screen and gives you a quick read on the conditions to answer the big question. Can I fly today?

Available METARs are displayed show graphical weather trends for the airport. It will "colorize" the values based on you personal minimums to highlight any notable readings. Red means no-go, yellow means caution and green means that the METAR values are within the minimums you setup on the Options Tab.

This display also shows the Aviation Flight Category (VFR, MVFR, IFR, LIFR) and a graphical windsock along with sky condition and present weathers. The raw METAR data is displayed at the bottom of the screen to make sure nothing is omitted.

A list of your "favorite airports" is displayed on this page which gives a quick read on the Aviation Flight Category and wind conditions. Touch any of these favorites to get the detailed report for that airport.

Pre-selected Web Pages

There are three Tabs available to pre-select a web page. Using the Options Tab you can set these Tabs to any web page you like. These web pages are loaded when the Tab is selected.

For additional information including screenshots please visit our web site www.CFITools.com or see the individual Apps in the App Store.

Airports in the Database

NOTE: The source of the METARs used in this App is NOAA’s National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center.
http://aviationweather.gov/adds/metars/

The database of airports is available here:
http://www.edgemontaviation.com/cfitools/PreflightWxAirports.txt

If the station can not be found on this list, it will not be in the App.

NOTE: The Forecast App data is from NOAA's National Weather Service Meteorological Development Lab web site:
http://www.weather.gov/mdl/synop/products.php
Therefore the data is subject to limits of this site. The Forecast is only supplied for current GFS MOS Stations.
This list of stations is available here: http://www.weather.gov/mdl/synop/stadrg.php

This list for the Forecast App includes USA Stations Only. The Current WX App list is Global.

An internet connection is required to obtain the weather.
Like any iPhone App these tools should be used with caution. None of these Apps are replacements for any official information source.

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About CFI Tools
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I'm a Pilot and a CFII. I build these iPhone and iPad apps and other software for my own use.

Some other pilots saw them and said "Hey you should sell those".

So here they are for sale. I hope you enjoy them. Any suggestions for improvement or new apps are always welcomed. Have a good flight.
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