Weather, airport, and flight planning functions were updated in AOPA GO version 1.4, released Feb. 7.
Weather enhancements include the ability to select favorite weather stations just like a favorite airport; the ability to refresh the weather by swiping the page down; the ability to horizontally swipe through a carousel of charts, including regional and national radar, and national satellite imagery; and the ability to immediately determine the severity of adverse weather conditions based on color coding in the METAR and TAF text sections of the app.
Now, users can reverse a planned route within the app and set a new departure time and date while keeping the original route, date, and time as well. Users of iOS devices can send their navlog that was created online through AOPA’s Flight Planner to the flight planning module of AOPA GO and view it, well, on the go from their iPhone or iPad.
In addition, the app now separates the Downloads and Library modules to make it easier to access the Library module from the home screen.
“We are continually improving our flight planning suite of online tools and mobile app,” said Eric Rush, AOPA team lead for AOPA Flight Planning products. “These enhancements will make AOPA GO easier to use and provide more information at a glance.”