Weather

A pilot’s business is with the wind, and with the stars, with night, with sand, with the sea. He strives to outwit the forces of nature. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939. It’s better to be down here wishing you were up there, than up there wishing you were down here. — All Flight Instructors and experienced pilots. WX Briefings & Flight Plans: Call London 1-866-WX-BRIEF (Toll free within Canada) or 866-541-4104 (Toll free within Canada and USA)

Weather Information:

  • Parry Sound Aviation Weather: Official Nav Canada weather camera.
  • NAV Canada Aviation Weather Website: This is the primary Canadian Aviation Weather Resource pilots go to when preparing to fly within Canadian Airspace.
  • NAV Canada Satellite Imagery: Satellite Imagery provides pilots with cloud information. Where are they? How are they moving over time? Animated (moving) Satellite Imagery Maps are usually updated in 3 hours increments. GOES Satellite Imagery shows you where the clouds are from a Geostationary Satellite (top down view). It does not show cloud tops, layers or bottoms. Talk to Flight Services for that.
  • Environment Canada Weather Radar Imagery: Radar Imagery provides pilots with “big picture” precipitation information. How much water is in the air? Where is it? All the Information comes from Radar Sites on the ground.
  • Environment Canada Weather Quick View: 7-day Forecast
  • American Aviation Weather: NOAA / Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) USA – The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the US and Canadian Aviation Community; text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables. This is the “no cost site” when you are planning to fly in the USA.
  • ADDS Satellite Visible Moving Map: NOAA / Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) USA – VIS (Visible) Imagery is depicted by showing the area that clouds occupy. This is a black and white moving map depiction of clouds as they move over a 3 hour time period. Most parts of Canada are also seen.