Digital Cyclone, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., has released the Pilot My-Cast app for the iPad.
The new iPad app has a distinctive tile-format user interface designed specifically for the iPad, and will help pilots visualize the weather along their route so that they can make informed decisions about their intended flight path prior to departure, company officials said.
Pilot My-Cast for the iPad includes VFR aviation sectionals with real-time, animated aviation weather; fuel prices; AOPA airport directory; and flight planning and filing. The iPad app lets customers overlay multiple map elements so that they have the best information about the weather. In addition to customizable maps, pilots can see the weather report in a text format.
Pilot My-Cast is a premium weather, flight planning and flight filing application exclusively for customers in the U.S. and Canada. Pilots can enter a route using airports, standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), standard instrument departures (SIDs), and victor and jet airways, and then see their flight path on a map with an overlay of the weather. By combining the flight path with a weather overlay, pilots can immediately see if their desired flight path is near threatening weather. The real-time weather data overlays includes radar, METARs, TAFs, lightning data, SIGMETS, AIRMETS, PIREPS, winds aloft, and more.
Pilot My-Cast is available in the app store for a monthly fee of $9.99, or an annual subscription of $99.99.
In January 2007, Garmin acquired Digital Cyclone, a company founded in 1998 to provide personalized weather intelligence for wireless devices.
For more information: DigitalCyclone.com