AeroWeather is the only app I trust for pulling down the official METAR weather observations from local airports. I’m not an aviator, but the app suites my needs perfectly as a weather enthusiast.
This is an updated review after using. AeroWeather Pro for quite some time. The app itself is great, but I wanted to post about a hidden gem of a feature that makes it even more useful. Groups is a hidden gem in the pro version. You can form a group represent commonly used airports for a geographic region. This is a great app even if you don’t use groups, but groups adds a great extra layer of functionality. The way that I use groups is that I have a website that takes the plain text of our plain text flight plan and converts it to html. I then create a link that opens a group of airports in AeroWeather Pro. This link is also formatted as a QR code so that a pilot can scan the QR code shown on the iPad and open the group on an iPhone. The group that I create for each flight is titled by the flight number and dates. When the pilot opens the group the airports are listed in order of origin, destination, and then airports along the route in order of distance to the destination. What I have done with my html flight version of the flight plan could easily be done by any corporate IT department or any other flight plan producer. I could also see this being used by flying clubs to create a list of local airports with the link being posted on the club website. There is information on the Lakehorn site on how to form the URL to create a group. John F. Bell
I use this app on a daily basis to monitor weather when I’m in shift. It’s gives me the most up to date weather for a given station. Another great feature is the ability to check NOTAMs. Great app!!!
I paid for the pro version of this app years ago, and the entire time the watch complication has been a buggy mess. As other reviewers have noted the complication doesn’t show anything when you first install it, and requires some magical combination of force touch and hacks to get it to finally display the weather. Sometimes it won’t display anything for day until it decides to start showing weather. To make matters worse the developer, instead of fixing bugs, has now rolled out additional features that require an in app purchase (even if you already paid for the “pro” version). Maybe it’s time to fix problems instead of coming up with ways to scam more cash from your users.
I can’t look up any stations. This is especially frustrating when my lists get deleted. I loved being able to swipe over to the widget feature of this app from my lock screen, but this bug is the difference between a 1 star review and a 5. Please fix it!
Upgraded to Pro two years ago after using the basic app for years. This used to be a simple, easy and succinct app. As they have upgraded it they have added ads and in app purchases - now with subscriptions. It’s now another greedy app demanding more $$ just for simple functions. Don’t waste your time on this one. I’m really disappointed in the evolution of this once solid flying app.
I fly for a living and I use this App more than any other app on my phone! Love it! Quick, easy to use and accurate. I’ve sent the developer several questions over the years, and he is always quick to respond to my questions or issues! I know of several other pilots at my company who use this app as well. If it consistently holds up to the rigors of a professional environment, what more can you ask? B. Taylor
This is a great tool for checking METARs and TAFs. I use my EFB for more in depth analysis, but in a few seconds I can open AeroWeather and see what the weather is like along a route or at airports nearby. It’s a must have app for any pilots! This app was missing weather for one of my local airports and the team responded to my request within a day to let me know it would be added in the next release. Great app and great support!
Pay once, unlimited access. Loads well, and if it gets stuck, just force touch a refresh. Organized and pleasing display, and displays the METAR in a short and sweet form on the watch. I would highly recommend.
When displaying aeroweather pro as a complication, it does not update. You have to actually launch the app on your watch and force touch it to refresh the data in the app. Even after the data is refreshed, the info displayed on the complication is wrong (old). Doesn't work that great on iWatch. Great on iPhone, but I use foreflight on my phone so...