AOPA has teamed with Meteorlogix to provide a weather briefing system at the new 900-square-foot pilot facility nearing completion at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The facility will feature MxVision AviationSentry TM, the only aviation weather system with storm tracking and lightning detection.
AOPA donated the pilot facility on behalf of its members in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight. It will be the only new structure to remain at the park after the Centennial of Flight celebrations. Meteorlogix has agreed to a multiyear arrangement as the official weather services provider of AOPA and the Kitty Hawk facility.
"This agreement ensures that pilots flying into First Flight Airport throughout 2003 and beyond will be assured of the best-quality weather information using Meteorlogix equipment like that found at the finest FBOs and flight departments across the country," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.
Pilots will have access to real-time national, regional, and local radar as well as national and international satellite imagery and forecasts, all displayed over brilliant full-color topographical maps.
Planning a route with MxVision AviationSentry is as easy as point and click. Simply drag the mouse to plot the course across a map, and the system automatically collects the current and developing weather data needed to determine the fastest and safest route of flight. Cloud tops, winds aloft, turbulence, airmets, sigmets, METARs, notams, and TFRs can all be accessed on the system. Once a flight route has been determined, pilots can easily file a flight plan online.
Meteorlogix has more than 150 meteorologists and software developers on staff to provide complete and current weather information to pilots via the most convenient means.