Enroute Flight Navigation can show METAR reports and TAF forecasts from nearby airfields along your route. The data is updated frequently, provided that an internet connection is available. To check weather, open the main menu and choose the item “Weather”. The weather information comes from the “Aviation Weather Center”, a website of the US government. When you open the page for the first time, Enroute Flight Navigation asks for your permission to access that site.
The weather information shown by Enroute Flight Navigation might be outdated or otherwise wrong. Assessment of meteorological flight conditions has to be done via an officially approved source of flight weather.
As soon as weather information has been downloaded, the page will look like this.
The page body displays a list of stations that are within 85nm around your current position or your intended flight route. As you can see in the picture, the following information is shown.
ICAO identifier for Station and Airport name
Distance and QUJ
The entries are classified and colored according to the “aviation flight categories” typically used in the United States. The coding scheme is explained in the table below. Note that this color coding might be different from the scheme typically used in your country. Green color does certainly not imply that it is advisable (or legal) to fly.
<500 feet AGL
500 – 1,000 feet AGL
1 – 3 miles
1,000 – 3,000 feet AGL
3 – 5 miles
>3,000 feet AGL
> 5 miles
Touch any item in the list to open dialog window with more details. The dialog window will look like this.
As you can see in the picture, the weather dialog shows the following information.
Station data including bearing and distance
METAR text (if available)
Decoded and translated METAR text
TAF text (if available)
Decoded and translated TAF text
Depending on screen size, you might have to scroll down in order to read the full weather forecast.