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May 25, 2017With a "mobile first" strategy, our iOS app is live on the Apple App Store. NavMonster is back!
May 29, 2017Initial release of the NavMonster website.
Jun 16, 2017NavMonster now dispalys TFRs along your route.
June 18, 2017Significant improvments to the Area Reports engine, which now decodes FAs in a human readable format. No more cryptic abbreviations.
June 25, 2017NavMonster now displays Aviation Forecast Discussions. The FAA describes AFDs as additional aviation related issues that cannot be encoded into the TAF. The discussion also gives some reasoning behind the forecast. These are generated roughly every 6 hours and corresponds to the release of the latest TAFs for that office.
July 11, 2017The Airplanista blog gave NavMonster a thorough look. They specifically called out the ease of use and how convenient it was to get a briefing. See what they had to say here.
July 13, 2017NavMonster now displays NOTAMs along your route.
Aug 12, 2017The first of the Airventure feedback is ready, radar loops. More coming shortly.
Aug 14, 2017The iOS app now includes a flight map. We're closing in on having parity between the web site and the iOS app. And ... our Android development is progressing nicely, we're getting close.
Aug 24, 2017The iOS app now includes a list of waypoints, detailed data on each airport along your flight, and a radar slideshow
Aug 26, 2017NavMonster now displays TFRs right on the map. Additional map imagery coming soon.
Nov 22, 2017NavMonster is proud to announce support for Android devices.
Apr 01, 2018iOS App includes today widget showing the closest METAR. Just swipe down on any screen for instant conditions.
Jun 10, 2018NOTAMs are now decoded for easy reading by mere mortals.
Jul 04, 2018the Flight Visual page now includes radar overlay.
Jul 23, 2018NavMonster is proud to announce version 2.0, with a redesign based on your feedback, and weather callbacks to let you know as the weather progresses along your route. Please see the press release here.
Sep 11, 2018As a direct result of challenging weather departing OshKosh, the NavMonster team developed 2D Weather, a graphical depiction of all METARs and TAFS, with a slider to easily locate the safest departure window.
Mar 08, 2019Color code NOTAMs, making it wasier to spot CLOSED and OUT OF SERVICE items.
Mar 23, 2019Instead of displaying winds aloft reporting stations near your route of flight, NavMonster now interpolates those values and returns winds aloft along your route. And with this info, headwind/tailwind calculations came along for free. Finding the best altitude, and knowing when to change altitudes on a long flight is much simpler.