FlightWinds by Pilotscafe
FlightWinds helps you assure your are taking off and landing within your aircraft-specific, or personal wind limitations.
FlightWinds calculates crosswind, tailwind and headwind components for takeoff and landing and displays them in a user-friendly way.
-Dual runway display.
-Easy to use
-Intuitive user interface.
-Warns you if you exceed your custom-defined wind limitations.
Created by a Gold Seal FAA Flight Instructor and Airline pilot specifically for use by pilots during preflight and pre-landing preparation.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- iOS 11 support
- UI improvement
- Completely new settings screen
- Added support for long touch on -/+ buttons
If you like FlightWinds, we would greatly appreciate if you take a moment to rate it or recommend it to your friends :-)
Ratings and Reviews
Like to see clearer, larger display. Still no X or 11 support. Not an active developer.
Also, It kills audio when launched. No clue why. Sloppy coding?
Too limiting and inaccurate
Winds are generally given in 10 degree increments. The app clicks off one degree at a time. The default should be 10 degrees (with option to tighten it to 5 or 1 degree increments).
When I put in runway 26 and winds of 260 at 20 knots, the app calculated both a headwind and a tailwind component,With the tail and component exceeding my 10 knot limitation. This is not possible. Also, some limitations (like tailwind)Including gust limitation. I can see no way to input a guest in the app.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry to hear that the app didn't live up to your expectations.
Regarding the first point, the app already allows you to increment by 10º. to accomplish this, long-press the +/- buttons.
As for the second point, please take a second look at the app's user interface. The display simultaneously shows wind components for both runway directions, in this case, 26 and 08.
So, in the described scenario, the app doesn't indicate that you've exceeded both tailwind and headwind limits for runway 26 simultaneously, as stated in the review.
Instead, it shows that runway 26 headwind limit and runway 08 tailwind limit have been exceeded. Not the headwind and tailwind limits for the same runway direction.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you like to explore this further.
Simple and easy to use.
I’ve been using this app for several years with no problems. Very intuitive . I frequently use it in China, where wind speeds are reported in MPS. I wish it had a provision for converting meters per second to knots.
The developer, FLEMINGER MEDIA LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- FLEMINGER MEDIA LLC
- 12.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © Fleminger Media & Amir Fleminger 2012
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.