Windsock is an advanced weather app for professional fliers of drones and other UAVs. As a pro perhaps you've already found that packing the flight gear and driving down to the flying location only to find it's too windy to fly can be frustrating. Instead, use these tools get comprehensive reports on the latest flight conditions for a nearby location so you can feel confident that it's great weather at sunset for flying or even if it's great right now - find those perfect flying weather windows and fly smarter!
Get access to premium data that uses the power of satellites, radar and local weather stations all over the world to deliver advanced wind and condition forecasts for your favourite drone flying sites. Let's be clear, this isn't one of those basic freebie weather apps! Windsock tracks over 14 forecast metrics from multiple aggregated data sources. Forecasts are up to 7 days in advance with high-resolution forecasts every hour on demand for almost anywhere in the world.
POWERFUL YET EASY TO USE
15 forecast metrics - displayed in 4 easy to understand data panels - summary, visibility, air and precipitation.
Grab forecasts for your current location without even having to add it as a site.
ADVANCED AUDIBLE REPORTS
Generate a full audible report of the current conditions and have it read out to you hands-free, just shake your device if you have location enabled.
Quickly find out when sunset is so you know exactly how much daylight you have remaining.
CONDITION TICK MARKS
Create flight condition rule and get tick marks next to flight conditions that match. Great for visual scanning!
Wind graphs are just a touch away and can even be printed using AirPrint.
1 WEEK FREE TRIAL
Not sure Windsock covers your area? Try it for a week for free. See inside the app for details.
• Schedule reminder alerts to check flight conditions (tap on the time in the detail view)
• Added pay yearly subscription (you can upgrade from pay monthly too)
• Big speed improvements
• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
You either pay $175 per year $17 per month for subscription. There are much better free websites on the internet.
Really Interesting and Useful App
Once you download this app if you are like me you will be checking it often. You add a favorite location by entering an address (including country) and Windsock shows you the exact location world-wide using Google Maps, including elevation and complete lat/long. This also makes it a great lat/long finder for setting up astronomy and other apps that somehow expect you to know that off the top of your head. A lot goes into programming an app like this and at the same time making it it easy to use and fast - it is a technical masterwork. Highly recommend.
Giving it a spin...
As an RC pilot, this has been my favorite and most-used wind speed app for years. I'm not thrilled with the $3 per month subscription model introduced with the latest update, but I'm encouraged that the developer was quick to address a bug I encountered. I'm subscribing for the time being. It really is a great app, and it helps me identify optimal days to visit the flying field.
Weather Data (1 Year)
Access to advanced weather data for 1 year
Weather Data (1 Month)
Access to advanced weather data
- Vivid Reflection Ltd
- 16 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 Richard Warrender
- In-App Purchases
- Weather Data (1 Month) $16.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.