Baron Services, the parent company of WxWorx, unveiled Baron QuikLink, the company’s subscription-based aviation weather data service for preflight weather analysis, during AirVenture. Supplying graphical weather information over an internet connection, QuikLink provides weather coverage across the continental United States and southern Canada with pricing tiers starting at $14.99 per month. A complement to an XM WX Satellite Weather subscription, Baron QuikLink is offered at 50% off the monthly subscription prices to current XM Weather subscribers, according to company officials.
Baron QuikLink delivers a suite of meteorologist-tested weather information, including high-resolution NEXRAD Radar, Lightning, Storm Tracking, METARs/TAFs, Winds Aloft, Icing and more. It enables pilots to view weather data by altitude, as well as to overlay multiple data products simultaneously.
“We see Baron QuikLink as the perfect pre-flight planning weather tool,” said Bob Baron, president and CEO of Baron Services. “Pilots wanted an accurate weather system that would be convenient, flexible and affordable – with Baron QuikLink, we are bringing pilots all three.”
Baron QuikLink offers three service plans: Wings ($14.99 per month), Wings Plus ($24.99 per month) and Wings Elite ($49.99 per month).
Providing access to QuikLink’s aviation data suite is Baron WxWorx software, a PC-based solution, which provides point-and-click interface and GPS compatibility (requires aviation or NMEA-standard GPS device). Available immediately, Baron WxWorx software is free and can be downloaded from the Baron QuikLink web site at BaronServices.com/Quiklink. To receive and display QuikLink data, users must have a subscription to a Baron QuikLink service plan, Baron WxWorx software, a data connection and a compatible Windows-based PC.
Celebrating its 20th year, Baron Services’ products span the globe serving government, business and consumer markets with weather technologies and integrated solutions from Doppler radar manufacturing and installation to advanced forecast modeling for hydrology, air quality, and meteorology. Baron Services, through its partnership with L-3 Communications, was awarded a five-year contract from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) to provide a system-wide upgrade of the 171 NWS, FAA and Department of Defense (DOD) NEXRAD radars to dual-polarization capability. Baron’s technology comes standard with more than 90% of general aviation aircraft manufactured with XM WX Satellite Weather as standard or standard option. Baron is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with offices in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Florida.