The Story

Atmosphere Weather is based by my aviation weather app, Wx24Pilot. Shown to the right.  The problem with aviation weather is the sheer volume of aviation weather reports to evaluate.  There was no system that could compile them on one screen and let me find what I needed to know.  In addition many of the reports are alphanumeric (see below) which are intensive to interpret.  The process of gathering all the relevant reports, deciphering them took too long. I knew there was a better way – a visual way.  So I put together Wx24 Pilot.

I would typically fly from Chicago to the Rockies or Florida, a 1,000 mile flight. In a small airplane it takes about 7 hours.  In a small aircraft you are more susceptible to the weather and often weather is a matter of life and death.  After one of those experiences I committed to developing Wx24Pilot.   In short it took a 15 minute pre flight planning process down to just a few seconds and gave me greater confidence in my knowledge of the forecast

I used all the same information every other aviation app, avionic and website used, but just by rearranging the data and thinking out of the box I was able to give a much better presentation that gave me complete confidence in knowing the forecast conditions, thereby ensuring a safer flight.   My app was able to do what no one else has done before.  By virtue of the presentation I was able to look at a hundred forecasts in seconds.  With the volume of information comes greater confidence and a safer flight.  Not only that, I also introduced about 4 new and innovative ways to evaluate and process aviation weather information.

My keen sense of observation determined that there are a lot more non-pilots than pilots.  And as everyone like the interface I decided to make a version for all the non pilots of the world or at least the US and EU.  So I removed the aviation jargon, made it better, got a great logo (I mean, have you seen a better logo?) and out came Atmosphere Weather!

My last app is driveWeatherApp.com shows enroute weather forecast for a road trip or drive.  This feature is also in Wx24Pilot for flying.  The app then allows you to interactively adjust your departure time and see the weather change.

Paxton Calvanese

Concept Elements LLC