Shows skydivers current weather, winds, the best exit area and pattern in current wind conditions. A tool for parachute pilots. Skydiving. Paragliding. As long as you depend on skydiving weather - you must have Spot Assist. Whats does it do: 1. Displays a satellite map of dropzones world wide. 2. Shows current windaloft and surface winds world wide. 3. Displays a range of your parachute and a safe jump run exit area. (In-App purchase required) 4. When zoomed in to the pattern - displays recommended pattern for your parachute. (In-App purchase required) 5. Helps to find your cutaway canopy: mark cutaway location and app will use windsaloft to calculate where it has landed.(In-App purchase required for past wind data) Cutaway Data Subscription length is 1(one month) and is auto-renewable, which means the following -Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase -Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period -Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable – Cost of the renewal is the same as original subscription. http://www.spotassist.com/spotassist-terms-of-use/
Does everything is says it does...and does it very well. Intuitive and easy to understand ...for skydivers. (And yes, it’s working again)
After last update app won’t even open. Needs work. Before then great app
App continues to crash after attempting to restore previous purchases
I’ve used spot assist for 3 yrs now had no problem. After the recent update 4 days ago the app no longer turns on or works. Has anyone else had this same issue?
What the dilly yo?
This is exactly what I needed. Flying a powdered paraglider I like to know surface level wind speed and winds aloft. This app is simple to look at and understand. Knowing the cloud deck height with forested models is great too if you want to fly above them. The graph is very simplistic which is a good thing. Only the necessary data is shown so there’s no clutter. I wouldn’t change anything about this. You don’t even have to choose a location. You just move the part of the map into view and the data is automatically pulled for that area. I searched a long time looking at weather, wind and aviation apps and none of them provided a simple all in one solution for the data this app provides.
Know how to calculate freefall and canopy drift. Once you do, you can easily use this to visually confirm your calculated exit point with a tolerance added to accommodate multiple jumpers and the associated jump run. Upper winds readily available in the app to help you with your spot calculations, cloud altitudes so you know if you'll be able to at least do some hop and pops if the cloud layer is too thick for a full altitude jump, but high enough to jump below it. You can input canopy type, opening altitude etc. to increase accuracy. You can adjust your landing direction and pattern leg entry points based on the actual ground conditions. Best app for skydiving. Spend the few dollars and max the features out... best <$10 you'll spend to make sure you don't land off. Everything in skydiving is expensive... this isn't. Great work.
Used as extra tool for running winds per lift and unknown DZ. comparisons made to running the wind calcs myself and much quicker and without error, day and night Thanks
Most skydiving apps are hopelessly amateurish and are not really useful. This one sets a new standard of sophistication. Buy the extra features for $2.88. Well worth it. A dynamic landing probability map that takes into account winds aloft pulled automatically from the Internet vastly exceeded my expectations. Andrey Kan, the guy who wrote this app rocks.
Great tool to have, the winds are always accurate throughout the jump day