Instant Aviation Weather Anywhere

How would like you like to get weather information like this…

EGOV 250950Z 17014KT 9999 FEW017 SCT170 BKN250 16/11 Q1004 BLU NOSIG TAF EGOV 250736Z 2509/2518 17012KT 9999 FEW022 PROB30 TEMPO 2514/2517 7000 -RA BECMG 2516/2518 BKN018

or

European Radar

European Radar

or

gramet

gramet

…instantly on any device?

With one free app and another free account, you can.

It works by combining your AutoRouter account with the new Telegram Messenger app. Here’s how to get it set up:

    Go to http://router.euroga.org/ and open a free account
    Download Telegram Messenger for all the devices you want to use
    Associate Telegram with your mobile telephone number
    In Telegram, search for “autorouter” (it’s a bot) and send it a message
    It will reply that it doesn’t know who you are because you need to link the Autorouter account with the Autorouter bot
    Tap on the safety pin, find yourself in the contacts list, and send it your mobile number

It should all be configured now, so try sending “radar” to the autorouter bot and get back something like the first image in this post. If that works, try “sferics” to get lightning strikes or “EGLL” to get the Heathrow weather.

There are tons of commands available. If you enter one that the bot doesn’t understand, it replies with the list of supported commands. Since it doesn’t understand “help”, that’s what I use to remind me what’s available.

    Supported commands:
    EOBT – delay or bring forward next flight plan to hour and minute UTC.
    CANCEL – cancel the next flight plan.
    ARRIVAL – send arrival message at hour and minute UTC.
    WX – METAR/TAF for airport with given ICAO ID.
    NEAR – get METAR/TAF near ICAO airport
    NOTAM – NOTAMs for airport/FIR (add ordinal for details)
    PLATES – AIP plates
    SUBSCRIBE – subscription management
    GRAMET – vertical route profile
    SIGMET – European SIGMET
    SFERICS – lightning strikes
    RADAR – rain radar
    SATIR – infrared satellite
    TOPS – infrared with cloud tops estimation
    MSLP – mean sea level pressure analysis
    SIGWX – significant weather
    TEMSI – European TEMSI forecast
    TEMSIFRANCE – French TEMSI
    AIRSPACES – Active airspace information
    GAFORSLOVENIA – Slovenian GAFOR
    RADARSLOVENIA – Slovenian rain radar
    NORDICSWC – Scandinavian Significant Weather Chart
    DWD – German Met Office products (subscription required)
    Send your location for METAR/TAF in the vicinity

For a complete explanation of how to set it up and the commands available, go to the Autorouter site.

One more thing – if you have an account with the German Weather Service (DWD), perhaps because you have an ADL120 installed in your aircraft, you can get images like this:

DWD EURADCOM

DWD EURADCOM

Parker Family Photos

David and Kayleigh got married this weekend in Cambridge – a great weekend from start to finish. Of course, the whole tribe was there so we took the chance to grab some family photos.

Aerial View

Aerial View

To Annemasse with Jane

Flying from Fairoaks EGTF to Annemasse LFLI in the Bonanza. Includes some VFR flying in the Portes du Soleil ski area in France (Morzine, St Jean d’Aulps, Grande Terche).

More Bonanza stuff at GZLOJ.net

Day Trip to Deauville

Lunch with friends in Honfleur.

Flying to the Alps

April 2015: flying from Fairoaks to Friedrichshafen EDNY for Aero Expo and on to Annemasse LFLI.

IV Sqn Logo on G-ZLOJ Tail

I had a couple of IV Sqn stickers made up and put them on the tail – very tasteful!

IV Logo

IV Logo

More photos…

2014 Best of Video

Aspen Installed

New Panel

New Panel

Aspen 1000 Pro

Aspen 1000 Pro

There’s a little tidying up to do, but it’s pretty much complete!

More photos at gzloj.net

Remote Pilot Qualification

RPQ-S Training

RPQ-S Training

I’ve just completed the Remote Pilot Qualification – Small Unmanned Aircraft (RPQ-S) training and check flight. I am now available for professional flying and photography with my DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ with my colleagues in Aerial Ace Photography.

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