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September 2022 EZNews

Hello again and thanks for reading the 17th edition of EZNews!

We appreciate those that have recently joined, renewed their membership or signed up for auto-renewal. We truly appreciate your generosity which helps support our continued innovation moving forward. Due to summer vacations, there have been no new releases this past month. We look forward to more continued growth and for all members to enjoy the simplicity of EZWxBrief.

Outage continues

We are still experiencing a partial outage of the Gridded LAMP MOS forecasts within the EZImagery. With each run of the model there are a few images that are mixed in from a previous run of the LAMP. Unfortunately, this is due to a persistent NWS issue with the server that provides this imagery to EZWxBrief. At this point it is unclear when this will be rectified. Although most of the imagery is current, please be sure to verify the valid time on these charts before using them in your preflight route planning.

Attending the AOPA Hangout in Spokane, Washington?

If so, Scott will be speaking at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th. Please stop by and say hello. Scott will also be hanging out at the SiriusXM vendor booth all day on Saturday. For more information and to register please visit the AOPA website.

Want to get the EZWxBrief progressive web app for free?

We appreciate those EZWxBrief customers who have been telling other pilots about this groundbreaking progressive web app. Therefore, if you are an EZWxBrief subscriber, please check out our customer referral program. For every new member you refer and they join and pay for an annual membership, we will push out your membership anniversary by one month! Refer twelve new members throughout the year and you'll get to enjoy EZWxBrief for the year at no cost to you. It's that EZ!

Now taking orders for The Skew-T log (p) and Me eBook

As was announced at AirVenture on July 25th, Scott's new eBook, The Skew-T log (p) and Me: A primer for pilots is now available for purchase. You can now purchase a single copy of the eBook or purchase the version that gives you free access to any major revisions that are made through July 26, 2027. If a new version becomes available you will be sent an email with download instructions. The eBook is over 300 pages in length and is packed with over 200 diagrams, images and photos to make this complex topic easier to understand. It is the most comprehensive book written on the Skew-T log (p) diagram specifically for pilots. Currently, this is only available in eBook format, but there is a possibility of providing a limited print edition later this year or early next year.

What others are saying about this new eBook...

"I have had the opportunity to read the book twice from beginning to end and all I can say is you did a masterful job. Your book is succinct, insightful, logically laid out and easy to read. I especially enjoyed your 'examples' spread throughout the book. You wrote to your audience, not above or below…this book is useful and understandable to the student pilot and the ATP/CFI. I am very, very impressed and appreciative of your important addition to the literature."

- Rick J.

"Wow, what a wonderful addition to my meteorology library. I am eager to get into the book and so appreciate the hundreds of hours you must have spent on it. Thank you!"

- John O.

The Skew-T log (p) and Me is in the news! Check out this article in General Aviation News and this article in FLYING magazine.

If you preordered the eBook, you should have received an email on July 24th describing how to download your copy. If you have not done so, please check your junk or spam folder for that email. For those who have not yet downloaded the eBook, a second and final email reminder was also sent. If you purchased the eBook version with free updates, keep an eye out in the next few days for an email for instructions on how to download a new version. This version will correct typographical errors and other omissions as well as a new look and feel.

Now a contributing editor to FLYING magazine

As mentioned in the June edition of EZNews, Scott was asked by FLYING magazine editor-in-chief, Julie Boatman to contribute to their new adventure series quarterly magazine. You can read his article, Flying the Southeast Weather Map in the Q3 issue here. Earlier this year, they announced on their website that they were moving away from a monthly magazine and going to a quarterly magazine with two additional special issues during the year. However, FLYING magazine recently decided to go back to a monthly subscription beginning next year. You'll see Scott's Q4 article that will hit mailboxes in early November, but he's been asked to stay on as a regular contributing editor for their monthly issues starting with the January edition!

Please install EZWxBrief as a progressive web app

For members new to EZWxBrief - you won't find EZWxBrief in the Apple App Store or Google Play store. In fact, if you do that, you'll be directed to the wrong app. For the best user experience, EZWxBrief is optimized to run as a progressive web app (PWA) and must be installed on your device. This is especially important for smaller handheld devices (e.g., iPhone or iPad). This only takes a few seconds of your time for each device. Please see the Pilots Guide for more information on how to install EZWxBrief as a PWA on your devices.

EZTip of the week

If you are an EZWxBrief subscriber and have opted in to receive email correspondence, you may have noticed that each week in August you received a short tip of the week in your inbox to help you learn how to get the most from the EZWxBrief progressive web. This EZTip will be pushed out via email on Monday morning each week and is available in the EZWxBrief blog under the new EZTip category. If you don't want to receive this weekly tip, please feel free to unsubscribe and we won't bug you any more.

The Daily EZ Weather Brief has been suspended indefinitely

Due to the recent drop off in daily views of this program over the last couple months, it has been suspended indefinitely. This program takes about two hours each morning to produce and with just a handful watching on a regular basis, it doesn't make sense to continue this daily program. A poll was taken to see if viewers would support a monthly member's only fee to keep it going and more than 70 percent said they would not support this program financially. We appreciate those who faithfully watched the program regularly.

The EZWxChat episodes that began in 2021 will continue as previously scheduled every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. eastern time. These will focus on preflight route planning and other tips using EZWxBrief. Click here to view Episode 41. We may increase this to a weekly program in the near future. In addition to the EZWxChat episodes, we also plan to do unscheduled live programs for any major weather events that might be occurring that may have a significant impact to general aviation.

Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise™

Dr. Scott Dennstaedt

Weather Systems Engineer

Founder, EZWxBrief™

CFI & former NWS meteorologist

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