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Tried to use CIFT and found it is no longer supported.

Is the replacement going to provide forecasts of winds?
 

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Hmmm just checked OpenSky again, no fire zones shown.
But no info coming up on CIFT when you click the fire icons, so it might well be all over for CIFT.

Edit, I use Ventusky for wind speed and other weather.
Desktop mostly (free), but there is a reasonably priced app.
 
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It's still working on Android....sort of. Stil has the airfield/ airport markings and the no-fly zones around them, even though the app does say it's no longer supported.
It hasn't worked on IOS for ages. I'll stick with it until Opensky is fixed and shows the zones correctly. At the moment it's a PoS.
 

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I checked ios CIFT yesterday again.
It’s showing fire events from decades ago.
I haven’t been able to find one emergency airspace event on OpenSky yet though.
If anyone knows of one happening near them, can you have a quick check of the new app, see if it’s showing ?
 

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OpenSky still has no incident NFZs as fa as I have been able to locate.
There is usually SOME around.

I emailed CASA on Sat (28/9) asking them if OS was supposed to show these like the old CIFT, will wait and see how long it takes to get a reply (they are usually pretty good in response time to emails).

They may need some time to check it out for themselves and inquire with the app developer.
 

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"Good afternoon,
Thanks for your email.

The OpenSky app does show emergency situations as the Can I Fly There app did. In relation to emergency incidents, the OpenSky app is only as accurate as the data provided by each state or territory's emergency service provider.

If you wish to provide feedback on the app, you can submit this directly to the developer Wing Aviation LLC by using the feedback option within the app.
The OpenSky app should be used as a guide only."

I just did a 'fly around' on the OS map, SA right around the coast to SE QLD, and not a single warning showing.
This is just wrong ("does show emergency situations"), as I normally would get numerous around my area on CIFT . . . car accidents, small grass fires, etc.

CASA advise this is the app to check if safe to fly, then want to pass the buck to the app developer if this info is missing.
I personally think they should make sure it's doing its job right.

Anyway, I guess for now if you become aware of an emergency situation developing or see one occurring, it's use you own common sense and land etc asap.

If anyone, anytime, does see a warning of a local emergency event, maybe advise here and others can check around their area, OS may get it going sometime.
 

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Couple of things I noticed today . . .
Reading up on fire emergencies around Casino NSW, I checked OpenSky app, and yay, it DOES show these !!
In a brief look around the country, I haven't found any other incidents, inc car accidents etc, but at least it's showing these fires now.

Some OpenSky screen shots . . . (thumbnails)

OS_1.jpg OS_2.jpg OS_3.jpg OS_warning.jpg

These areas are shown a lot different to the CIFT format, which was a circle zone around the area.

Funny enough, I thought to check the CIFT app to see if it was indeed not showing these, but it is still doing so . . .

CIFT9-10-19.jpg

Still a series of circular zones.
 

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