Al Marsh

Take 45 seconds to play with G-AIRMET

April 27, 2010 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

The weather guys are very proud of their new AIRMET graphical weather interface for pilots. Select a few of your highest-priority weather concerns by pressing buttons at the top of the page, then hit play. You can select and de-select weather products while the AIRMETs continue to play on a national map. Spring through time to see what is happening over the next few hours.

6 Responses to “Take 45 seconds to play with G-AIRMET”

  1. Alan Marcum Says:

    Great tool. I was a big fan of the experimental Aviation Weather Overlay product, for its graphical depiction of AIRMETs, SIGMETs, etc. all together. This takes it another step. Thanks for publicizing!

  2. JoesPiper Says:

    WOW! Outstanding addition to “ADDS”
    Anything that adds more visibility to flight planning is a gainer to safety.
    Good Job!

  3. Bill Scoot Says:

    I like it. It even works world wide. A real step forward for a change. Congratulations Al and the crew. WELL DONE.

  4. Don Blakeman Says:

    I think the graphical airmet pages are great and I use them all the time. But what do the icing labels (eg. 200 over 100/060) mean. I know it’s talking about expected bottom and top layers for expected icing, but what is the third number. I’ve asked a lot of “experts” and searched for an explanation in the keys, and have yet to get a definitive answer. Do you know exactly what is being displayed?

  5. Dave Zichek Says:

    Wow! that is very helpful for pre-flight planning…… excellent!

  6. Art Bahme, D,V.M. Says:

    I’m a just an old Cessna 140 VFR pilot; haven’t been ‘left seat’ for nearly 10 years. I’m working on reviewing my training for possible re-certification; Weather, is my current project.
    Q: Is that G-AIRMET interface available as an iPhone/Android app?? Such a weather app would be so cool! (no pun intended..)

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