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Google Chrome doesn't like METARs

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Well, I agree it's not English. (i.imgur.com) More...

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Pepsi
Aaron Barthol 4
Glad I am not the only pilot who enjoys a little Minecraft!
bishops90
Brian Bishop 4
Wonder what it would look like if it was translated from "Portuguese" to "English" !?
conmanflyer
connor oslie 2
robertl30
Robert Larson 2
sharp eye. ftw!

wendellsmith1964
Wendell Smith 1
I was thinking that very same thing.
grinch59
Gene Nowak -3
Why don't the both of you get realistic. If you need translation for your idle minds, try BING.
wendellsmith1964
Wendell Smith 3
Why don't you just kiss my a@$.
bishops90
Brian Bishop 6
Gene is just sarcasticallychallenged.
Tuddley3
BING is the best. I try to stay clear of anything Google related(Except YouTube which isn't a Google product). BING and Firefox are a great combination.

The thing with guys like Brian and Wendell is that they use Google search and Google Chrome not for functionality, but just the fact that everyone else uses them. If everyone would give BING and Firefox a try, they would probably never use Google Chrome or IE again, as they are junk.
Rancho206
Rancho206 1
Todd, Chrome is MUCH faster than IE or Firefox on HTC TP2 "smart" phone--using that word loosely. So...I sat down and learned how to use Chrome to keep from going bonkers. (I'd get an Android phone, but that's an entirely 'nother story. Some other time perhsps).
jmilleratp
John Miller 2
Chrome's fine with the METAR's. It just thinks they're for airports in Portugal!
airbusp
keith peers 2
I NOT KEEN ON GOOGLE CHROME.
ALStevens
Allen Stevens 2
I agree, in this age of fast transmission of data, let's forget all the abbreviations and use plain english.
genethemarine
Gene spanos 2
Yes - we are all blessed with the married and single jet jockeys.
There are old pilots, there are bold pilots....but not too many left of the old and bold !
radiojerry
Jerry Lentz 1
I am a military communicator from the 1960s era. I clearly remember tuning this stuff in on an unencrypted 60 words per minute radioteletype signal. 60 wpm was incredibly slow for the amount of information to be passed and the Metar shorthand was essential. In those days, I was required to be able to copy Morse code at a minimum of 22 wpm in order to graduate from basic radioman school. But HEY! This is the 21st century. The military doesn't even include Morse code in communications training anymore. Metar shorthand is almost as ancient as Morse code and needs some serious updating in the modern communications world.
luiskyw
kwong wai 1
yes. i like it
Rancho206
Rancho206 1
Chrome on my HTC TP2 works fine for METARS. Maybe "Portugal" is platform dependent.
ALSO...METAR encoding is great. Things line up...can see spatial weather trends
very quickly. Get with the program! (FAA won't change the basic format soon).

HOWEVER...I'd like to see ASOS/AWOS reports update on-line in a more timely manner.
Seeing 30-50 minute old reports sucks (even after paying an arm and a leg
for XM weather in the cockpit!!!).

Weather changes too fast for 30-50 minute AWOS delays to be safe!

Enjoy...
airbusp
keith peers 1
thats true.
USAFcptnShades
Lol! Nice post. As an Ohio based pilot I recognize many of those airports ;)
klimchuk
Very simple: all people in Portugal speak METAR
phumflyer
phumflyer 0
hahaha...nice bookmarks (xkcd, reddit)
Wingscrubber
Wingscrubber 0
I always click 'translated' on the TAF/METAR request form. I refused to learn how to read that gibberish - call me lazy. :)
sounddoc
peter kemble 1
yeah, the second half of those bookmarks are identical to mine!
Tuddley3
Sounds like you need to switch to Firefox. Google Chrome is basically a watered down version of Firefox anyhow. That's what Google is famous for, being a copycat company, but not very good at it. Plus Firefox has lots of aviation related addons you might like to try, and I promise you'll get addicted.