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or pan enough, you will have to go company provides both hardware and fices in Huntsville,
back and click again to zoom or pan software solutions for onboard weather to AL., and Mel-
some more. aviation, marine and emergency manage- bourne, FL., Wx-
Speaking of panning, you can’t see ment industries. An affiliate of weather Worx continues to
where you are panning to. When you analysis and technology pioneer Baron lead the satellite
click and drag, nothing moves. So, you Services, WxWorx employs many of the delivered weather
have to sort of guess how far you are same patented capabilities used in the revolution.

moving the map. Again, not a big deal, broadcast television industry for severe
but sort of annoying. weather tracking and forecasting. With of-
Writer Tom Hughes
We found a glitch while trying out the
software, there is a gray status box along
the bottom of the screen, but if you have a
wide monitor, you can’t see it. Not even if
you maximize the screen. But if you have
a normal size monitor it is there where it’s
supposed to be. The company is aware of
the problem and working to resolve it.
There is a flight planning mode which
is pretty cool. You can input your take off
and destinations manually or just click on
the map and have a point in space added.
You can display your route on the map.
But it doesn’t add heading and distance
unless you have a GPS hooked up to your
computer.
Over all, this is a great product from a
company that knows aviation weather. As
company points out, the system is com-
pletely interactive with the ability to over-
lay multiple data products at any given
time, many by altitude. WxWorx was
started by pilots and meteorologists to
provide a service to pilots. They know
what we want to see. The cost is $24.99 a
month without a contract, but can be as
low as $19.99 with a one year contract
paid in advance.
A Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Tablet
PC operating system with Pentium-class
processing of 800 Megahertz (MHz) or
higher, 512 MB of RAM and and 350
MB of hard disk space are required for
running WxWorx Online.
In conclusion, if you are in the market
for a preflight planning tool that can put
just about everything weather related at
your fingertips for a reasonable cost, this
could be the product you’ve been waiting
for. For more information about this prod-
uct and all of its features check out
www.wxworx.com.
About WxWorx
WxWorx is the exclusive weather data
provider for award-winning XM WX
Satellite Weather, a trusted information
source for professional pilots and mariners.
Founded by Meteorologist in 2002, the
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