WSI Introduces Pilotbrief Optima for iPad to General Aviation Community

Industry-Best Professional Weather and Dynamic Flight Planning Ensure Ultimate Flight Safety for All Pilots

Andover, Mass. (April 11, 2013) – WSI (Weather Services International), the most trusted name in aviation weather, is introducing a General Aviation Weather and Flight Planning iPad application at the annual Sun N Fun event in Lakeland, Florida.

WSI Pilotbrief for General Aviation offers professional grade weather information to GA pilots. WSI’s professional weather includes high-definition weather graphics, which give pilots the most accurate depiction of convective weather elements. This can be combined with WSI’s forecast radar product to give pilots the best pre-flight information available to plan a safe flight.

“Convection presents one of the biggest risks to general aviation pilot’s safety. WSI is happy to announce the introduction of our weather and flight planning iPad app to this community to give pilots the same great tools that airlines have access to,” says WSI Pilotbrief product manager Jamie Zajac. “We have tailored our product to the needs of the GA pilot, but retained our high definition, real-time weather forecasts.”

With WSI Pilotbrief, GA pilots are able to build confidence in their fuel burn and weather briefing, improve pre-flight routing decisions based on accurate and high-definition weather information, save time with a quick and intuitive application, and ensure inflight safety. WSI Pilotbrief includes unique features for general aviation operators including the ability to plan and file IFR and VFR flight plans directly from your iPad, an interactive navigation log to track flight progress, and a comprehensive weather catalog.

WSI will be demonstrating its complete aviation solution, including WSI Pilotbrief in Hangar C, Booth 058, during the Sun N Fun in Lakeland, FL. All are invited to visit the booth for presentations.

About WSI Aviation
WSI, the most trusted weather decision support provider in the aviation industry, provides a proactive, aviation operation management suite ensuring common situational awareness and continuity in decisions through every phase of flight. WSI PilotbriefTM is an integral component of WSI’s comprehensive flight decision support solution, which includes WSI Hubcast® terminal forecasts and alerting for airport stakeholders, as well as the WSI Fusion™ dispatch application. WSI also operates a Global Forecast Center staffed by experienced aviation meteorologists that produce operational terminal and enroute forecasts globally.

Collectively, the WSI solution streamlines workflow and enables common weather situational awareness through all phases of flight, improving operational confidence, communications, flexibility and decisions among key flight stakeholders. The result is improved safety and efficiency.

About WSI
WSI (Weather Services International) is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy, insurance and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

Linda Maynard
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Jamie Zajac