Expanded airport database, METARs and more with WeatherSpork release 4.4.0

WeatherSpork release 4.4.0 is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!  Here are some of the new features and enhancements you’ll find in this release.

Keep those referrals going!

First, thanks a bunch to those Sporkies that are spreading the word about the WeatherSpork app to their fellow pilots.  We’ve gotten a couple dozen new members as a result of your work.  Click here to find out how you can get WeatherSpork for free through our member referral program.

Expanded airport database and METARs

Prior to this release you couldn’t add just any airport to the route since the app was predicated on having an aviation forecast available at the station.  Now, we’ve somewhat removed that limitation with this release to include all public-use airports in the U.S.  Airports in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean will be available with a future release. Surface observations or METARs were always available in the Airports view, but you can view the latest observation from the Map view.  Visit The Spork Report for more details on the expanded database, METARs and a couple other minor changes to the app.

Improved Imagery view

The Imagery view in WeatherSpork is without a doubt the most comprehensive collection of static imagery available online.  Based on your feedback, we have made some improvements to how the menu structure is displayed in that view when running WeatherSpork within an Internet browser (this change does not affect the app).  From the image below, you can now quickly tell the grandparent-parent-child relationship of the product using folder symbols (yellow) and the image icon (red).  The image icon represents the child on the menu tree where you will find the static image or image loop.

We hope you enjoy these new additions to WeatherSpork.  Stay tuned for more improvements in the coming months!

Scott Dennstaedt

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CFI and former NWS research meteorologist. Co-founder of WeatherSpork
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