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Takeoff - Aviation Weather

By Higher Bar, LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Takeoff is the only aviation weather app to understand that you want to fly safe, in weather that YOU feel comfortable with. Takeoff gives easy-to-see, color-coded warnings and information based on your own personal minimums; Takeoff understands what the sky looks like to you, not to some computer. Combining accurate and reliable data from official sources, Takeoff is a trusted tool used by pilots the world over.

Takeoff makes it easy to find the airport you need:
• Find airports near your current location using GPS
• Find airports along a route
• Find airports in a region
• Save a list of your favorite airports for quick access

With list and map-based views of the weather, Takeoff gives you a high level view in any region instantly.

75% of fatal weather-related accidents start with pilots voluntarily flying into poor weather. Takeoff helps you to easily and reliably understand if the weather is right for YOU. Get personalized warnings based on cloud ceilings, visibility, total winds, runway crosswinds temperatures, dew point spread, density altitude, and more! By providing clear warnings based on your personal minimums, Takeoff helps you stay disciplined and keeps you from becoming a statistic.

Find what you want without hassle:
• Personalized METAR reports, with full wind components and preferred runway
• Color-coded TAF display
• NOTAMs for airports around the globe
• METAR History
• Winds Aloft, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and PIREPs (U.S. Only)
• Hundreds of global weather graphics, including Animated Radar
• AF/D Page (U.S. Only)
• Metric and Imperial unit support
• Support for 3D Touch for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Peek and pop through reports and weather graphics, and use home screen shortcuts to quickly view the forecasts you want

Takeoff calculates crosswinds for every runway and gives personalized warnings based on limits dictated by YOU. Takeoff even provides shortcuts to common websites to allow you to quickly file flight plans and look up TFRs.

Takeoff keeps the most recent reports ready and available on your device, so that you always have the information you need, even when you’re offline!

Takeoff was developed by pilots like you, who understand what information you need to fly safely. Other pilots agree:

"I love the presentation of information on the screen. The colors are great and the interpretations are pretty much idiot proof." -Adam Zucker, Pilot

"First thing I thought was WOW! I love how quick it is to get the information quickly into my brain. Love the maps and other weather graphics. Love the TAF decoder." -Andrew Ohnstad, Pilot

Takeoff relies on NOAA METAR and TAF reports. Airports must report METAR/TAF information in order for Takeoff to provide reports. Takeoff is not a substitute for official flight planning and weather information, and by using Takeoff, you agree not to hold the developers liable for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations.

What's New in Version 4.6

- Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Love it!

Great app that provides current METAR and TAF data. The layout is nice and easy to understand, the complete aviation weather presentation, as well as added features make this app an excellent addition to any pilot and even weather enthusiasts. Radar views, map views (I'd like to see this improved to show airports with radar overlay), PIREPs, NOTAMs, and more. Just great! I hope they continue to improve it and don't get carried away with unnecessary changes/features. Well worth the price.

Post-update: never noticed any bugs per se but have noticed that some runways and other things are out of date. I'm unsure how or why that is. Like KSNA still shows RWYs 19 even though it's now 20. The weather is accurate though.

Love it. Use it lots!

This app is the bees knees. I go straight to it whenever I think about flying. I haven't found any easier or faster way to get the conditions and outlook at my airport and all the other airports nearby. You can set your personal limitations so that you get all the info color coded in a simple green for go, red for no go format - but without being dumbed down. The full METAR and TAF are still there, plus LOTS of other stuff (notams, pireps, other weather charts, etc) for when you want to dig in a bit further. This is the best thing I've seen as an app. I always check it before bothering to pull out my iPad with Foreflight or digging around on the aviationweather website.


I use this app regularly and wouldn't want to be without it! The interface is excellent and the information is presented in a highly intuitive format so that you can get thebasic information at a glance and then easily drill down if you want more detail. It's also nice to be able to select an airport and get its forecast. VERY well thought out and designed! I recommend it highly!

Takeoff - Aviation Weather
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.6
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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