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 17 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
17 forecast metrics - displayed in 5 easy to understand data panels - summary, visibility, air, precipitation and satellite.
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.
• New Satellite data panel with Kp index, number of GPS satellites in view and Dilution of Precision information
• New Kp index and GPS satellite rule options
• New sky plot view shows you where the satellites are in the sky
• Ability to include GPS or GPS+GLONASS satellites
• New site summary with indication of the next best time to fly based on the rule you've configured
• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Why make out to be free?
Another company going the route of offering a free app that has literally 0 functionality unless you pay. FU.
Developer Response ,
That's very harsh. I feel your frustration and I wish I was the size of Google to offer free functionality. The reality is I'm just one guy giving up his weekends and evenings to build the best experience I can for drone pilots and I don't see why I should have to do it for free. It's a specialist niche product so it's not going to sell thousands of units and not to mention the data is pro-level and costs money too. It's reviews like this that make me want to quit the app store and give up being a developer - I've spent *hundreds* of hours on Windsock only for you to swear at me and give it 1 star. If you'd like free functionality you can actually use the app for free for a week and cancel before the week is up and it won't cost you anything. Please do give it a try and if nothing else please consider changing your 1 star rating.
Great app for many activities sensitive to wind conditions.
Previous versions of this app offered little more than a good weather site does, but this release is a whole different beast!
This app is valuable for anyone who does activities sensitive to wind conditions, like flying model aircraft. The app allows you to specify the activity you do so that the icons in the forecast can give you contextual information about how the weather affects you activity, such as too much or too little wind and temperature conditions affecting battery performance.
The latest update looks great and gives me all the information I need.
Saved a journey
I fly model gliders on a slope about forty minutes drive away. Having this app with a location chosen next to the flying site enables me to see immediately what the wind strength and direction is and whether it is worth making the trip. Easy to read with forward projections to check if conditions will get better or worse. Sometimes a change of wind direction or strength can make the decision for you whether to load up and drive to the site. Great.
- Vivid Reflection Ltd
- 19.7 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) £14.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.