Apps provide weather flying tips for general aviation pilots

Sporty’s has released a four-part weather flying series, now available for iPad and iPhone, featuring general aviation weather expert Richard Collins breaks down the challenges and opportunities for flying in the different seasonal weather conditions.

Richard L. Collins’ Advanced Spring Weather Flying, Advanced Summer Weather Flying, Advanced Fall Weather Flying, and Advanced Winter Weather Flying present pilots with real-world flying and weather conditions. Viewers will go on actual flights with Collins to explore the relationship between forecast weather and real conditions, and how complex weather systems affect the airplane.

“There’s no one more knowledgeable about general aviation weather flying than Richard Collins,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “In these apps produced from his classic videos, Richard looks a little younger, the airplanes look a little older, but the content is timeless. To my mind, these four programs are among the best material we’ve ever offered and belong in every pilot’s collection.”

Each season’s program runs from 90 to 110 minutes. Also included in each app is a review quiz based on content from the videos. After finishing the questions, pilots will receive instant feedback on their scores and be able to review missed questions. There’s even a way to quickly review the video segment from which the question is based.

Richard Collins’ Advanced Weather Flying apps are available for each of the four seasons for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Each App is $4.99 and may be ordered at



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