Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) members now have access to weather data from Baron thanks to a new tool developed by iFlightPlanner. AOPA is an aviation organization that offers its members various services and benefits, including a web-based flight planner that helps members efficiently and safely plan their flights.

The organization recently upgraded the tool through a partnership with iFlightPlanner. The customized solution iFlightPlanner, designed for AOPA, provides pilots with information vital to flying, including aeronautical charts and weather, airspace, fuel, and airport services data. The web-based flight planner tool offers easy access to the data on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

The weather data is critical for pilots. They are required to be familiar with weather reports and forecasts before taking off. iFlightPlanner selected Baron as its weather data provider. Baron has extensive experience in the aviation industry. In 2003, it began providing weather data for the XM WX Satellite Service. Baron offers a vast catalog of over 40 weather data products designed for aviation.

IFlightPlanner integrated a customized selection of Baron weather data products into the AOPA web-based flight planner through an API. Baron radar and infrared satellite imagery can be displayed as a visual layer on the map, giving pilots a clear picture of the conditions they will encounter on their route so that they can plan accordingly.

Headshot of John Burnside for Baron Weather

“iFlightPlanner is excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Baron and introduce new Baron products into our web and iOS-based flight planning features. This includes our newest version, iFlightPlanner for AOPA. Baron’s team was fantastic to work with in preparing for the traffic increase we anticipated, and their API handled it seamlessly.”

John Burnside, the Co-founder and Director of Technology at iFlightPlanner 

The Baron Weather API allows for simply integrating high-quality weather data into software, websites, and apps. The company’s fast and reliable data feed is backed by a scalable network that can handle enormous data demands. All Baron partners and customers can choose a customized package of weather products tailored to their specific needs.

The Baron products iFlightPlanner selected for integration into the AOPA web-based flight planner are:

  • High-Res GOES-West Visible Satellite
  • High-Res GOES-West IR Satellite
  • High-Res North American Radar 2

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