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Old 07-16-2019, 09:01 PM
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Default Weatherspork

I learned of this app this past weekend, while sitting in Austin TX contemplating my return flite home to GA. Hurricane Barry had hit LA and surely would wreak havoc with my return trip. WeatherSpork was mentioned in a VAF post and they have a 14 day trial, so why not. It?s very intuitive. I learned how it works easily and developed an escape route today, departing Tuesday at 11:30. The App displays cloud TOPS in addition to the normal cloud ceilings. I was able to fly the 5 hours (1stop in Vicksburg) confidently in VFR and the weather portrayed on the App was just what I encountered.
Previously I would use 3 or 4 websites to get my weather which was a pain. And I never felt confident in what was ahead of me. Today?s trip was totally different. Some hesitation, just because it was my first use of it. But I felt more confident because I had a better plan and it flew as expected.
1 flight, but it proved itself to me. I highly recommend it. I?m definitely a satisfied new user and will gladly be signing up for the annual subscription. Not related in any way to the owners of this App.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:06 PM
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I second this.

I use and for all my pre-trip weather planning. Both are paid, but I feel like I get my money's worth out of both.

I know the data is all out there somewhere to be had, but the way these guys pull it all together and present it makes planning and decision making much easier.

The graphical stuff that Weatherspork does is really great, in the route profile, grid, and map views. Really handy for getting a good picture of the weather along a route, and seeing how different departure times affect weather along the route. I'm very happy with it, and will definitely renew.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:12 AM
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I?ve had WeatherSpork for a while now, and really like it. It is a bit pricey, but worth it to me. I like the various YouTube videos that show you how to use the different reports available. The author also has a site with various aviation weather workshops at I?ve taken a few of them and they are all very good.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:29 AM
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Default +1 for weatherspork app

Profile view is very useful for a look at departure times and enroute weather, as note a good combination with weathermeister for trip planning.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:19 AM
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Same here! Heard about it on the forum, really like it
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:35 PM
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Default +1 for Weather Spork

Iíve subscribed for a couple of years. Great product. The graphical grid and profile views are great products. I especially like it for finding ice-free IFR options in the winter.

When Iíve had questions Iíve seen responsive customer service.

Subscription includes some good training videos. or SAFE CFI discount.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:20 PM
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I really like Weatherspork too!

Just today I got an e-mail from the developer. He is starting a new service called EZWxBrief. I haven't used the site yet, but you should get an e-mail with the login details if you already subscribe to

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:24 PM
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Ezwxbrief looks like WeatherSpork but better, is it a different product?
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by salty View Post
Ezwxbrief looks like WeatherSpork but better, is it a different product?
Itís a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same folks.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:50 PM
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Interesting.. Sounds like a sailing weather/wind prediction service I used to subscribe to back when I was sailing. Predict Wind would pick best routing and timing when you told it you wanted to sail from point A to point B..
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