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SayWeather brings changing conditions to Pilot's ears

Posted 5th April 2023

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Better situational awareness without multiple distractions is the hallmark of SayWeather, a new automated and audible weather reporting system for general aviation pilots.

Four clicks of a radio mic push-to-talk button on the unicom frequency delivers advisory weather to VHF transceivers for pilots flying near thousands of private and public airfields that lack automatic terminal information service (ATIS), automated weather observing system (AWOS), or other weather advisories.

Cofounder and instrument-rated private pilot Larry Langebrake figured there had to be a better way to learn local weather conditions after the Cessna 182 owner experienced turbulence and rotors approaching his home field at Captiva Island, Florida, because it lacked accurate weather reporting services.

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