A new weather overlays menu allows you to visually display various weather features on the moving map screen.

A new weather overlays menu allows you to visually display various weather features on the moving map screen.

The recent WingX Pro 6.9.2 update added a new feature that now allows you to select and overlay additional weather items on the moving map, expanding on the options of fuel prices and METAR circles. In the past you would select weather overlay items from the Options list at the bottom of the screen, but the latest release adds a new button in the upper right of the screen with additional options.

Initially this gray button will be labeled Flight Rules, and tapping it will reveal a list of weather and fuel overlay options. These include airport flight rules (VFR, MVFR, IFR), surface wind, visibility, ceiling, sky coverage, temperature, temperature/dew point spread, density altitude, 100LL fuel prices and jet A fuel prices. You can only select one at a time, but these allow you to get a big picture of view of various weather elements, based on the METARs reported for airports across the country.

The functions of the View and Options buttons remain the same. View allows you to select a chart basemap, like VFR Sectional, IFR En Route or Terrain. The Options menu then allows you to select additional overlay options, including terrain shading, obstacles, airspaces, airways, jetways, fixes and extended runway centerlines.

Unlike the weather overlays, you can display multiple items from this list simultaneously. And if you want to enable the popular split screen function, simply press the blue Screen button. View 1/Option 1 controls the top/left panel and View 2/Option 2 controls the bottom/right panel, depending on how you have the screen oriented.

 

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