TURBCAST // iOS // $ 2.29
Flying is great, but there are plenty of folks out there who aren’t particularly fond of the idea of hurtling through the air in a pressurized metal container. One of the biggest worries for these travellers tends to be turbulence, but with Turbcast, it’s possible to prepare yourself ahead of time. The app helps relax passengers ahead of their flights by explaining the ins and outs of turbulence in a bid to help them to, even partially, overcome their fears. It uses an assortment of Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques to work with you to minimize stress levels and make your flights at least a little more enjoyable. The second part of the app, and for my money the most interesting part, is the fact that Turbcast taps into an assortment of aviation resources to offer turbulence forecasts tailored to your flight. By pulling in all the most up to date news and weather forecasts available to pilot, the app is able to give you a full and frank breakdown of any turbulence you can expect on your flight, how severe it’s likely to be, and how long it’ll last.