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On the ground or in the air, WSI Pilotbrief Optima is your co-pilot in the cockpit. Fly safely, confidently and comfortably with the latest and most accurate weather at your fingertips.

From any location, quickly create or select a flight route, retrieve a weather briefing, access enroute and approach plate charts and modify the route during flight. Using an iPad, gain access to the aviation industry’s leading weather briefing product.

WSI Pilotbrief Optima, delivers the most relevant preflight and inflight briefing experience directly to your iPad by improving:

Pre-Flight Planning
- Vertical Profile with observed and forecasted turbulence
- Real-time weather and updated forecasts for adjusted ETDs
- Route Specific Weather and NOTAM Briefings

Safety & Comfort
- High definition Global weather layers, Radar, Satellite IR, VIL and Echo Top mosaics
- Proprietary forecast radar showing how the radar will move in the next 24 hours
- Global Enroute Hazards - proprietary forecasts by WSI forecasters

Connections & Operations
- Multi-pilot collaboration tools for streamlined operations in EFBs and EFFs (Electronic Flight Bag and Electronic Flight Folder, respectively)
- Offline mode to conserve bandwidth and data consumption
- Provisions to reduce data usage when in-flight

- Compliance with Corporate, Industry and Government Regulations
- CONUS VFR Sections, IFR Enroute, and Approach plate charts
- Real-time inFlight weather data through SiriusXM Aviation Receiver
- Digital Flight Release & Navigation Log capabilities for Business & Commercial Aviation

What's New

Version 2.13.1

What’s New in 2.13.1

- GDPR updates
- Critical bug fixes

What's New in 2.13

- Vertical Profile - View cross-section of observed and forecast turbulence data along a route, based on FLs, approximate time at points, distance and positions.
- Multiple Alternate Airports - Add as many alternates, tag them and get them in your route briefing.
- User-controlled Map Data Downloads - Control bandwidth usage by limiting how much
- Lat/Lon search on Interactive Map - Search for coordinates directly on the interactive map, add them to your route or to the map.
- Offline maps - View black and white maps when in offline mode.
- Usability & Design Enhancements
- Control how much map you see
- Switch between day and night themes on select screens
- Access Navlogs and Close out DFR Flights from the DFR Details panel

Ratings and Reviews

Very good improvement


The vertical profile is a huge improvement over previous versions! No more need to iteratively scan different flight levels RPM forecasts and the punch and zoom functionality within the vertical profile really helps me get a better picture of the forecasted turbulence before and during flight without connectivity. I have used it on a couple of Hawaii flights and one trans-con and so far I really like this new version.

Agreed - still very buggy


On a recent trip it was unusable offline. Online, it worked fine - I was able to download all the weather maps that I needed and it all looked fine. Then when I tried to use it in the plane - zippo. Freeze, crash. Rinse and repeat. Tried the double click/close thing several times - nothing. Totally useless. But then, the next day, after downloading new weather, it worked just fine.

Surprising that this can't be easily fixed.

Great preflight, worthless in flight


I love the briefing section. Great way to organize weather and notams for my flights. But why can't I take it with me? Without an active wifi connection, which is illegal in flight for part 121, there is no way to review the weather and notams. The program won't even open. I still have to print out reams of paper for every destination and alternate. Please fix this app so I can take my preflight briefing with me.


WSI Corporation
222.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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