We recently added another app to our portfolio, and we’re really excited about it. Global Crosswind Calculator is a crosswind calculation app (duh!), but with a difference.
We’ve included a worldwide database of airports and runways, making it easy to accurately account for magnetic variation. That’s not something that’s a big problem in some parts of the world (hello, UK!), but is a significant effect in many others.
For example, if you’re planning on using Gander / CYQX as an alternate for your transatlantic trip, a variation of 18 degrees west could easily change your determination of runway in use, or even a limiting cross or tailwind.
As well as the (unique?) magvar features, the app allows the user to calculate max head / tail / cross winds in varying conditions, as well as gusts.
As if that were not enough, we’ve also included a tool to calculate heading, groundspeed and elapsed time for navigation legs given planned track, wind, TAS and (optionally) distance.