AviationSentry® Helicopter Edition

Customized aviation forecasts and alerts optimized for safe helicopter flight.

Basic weather information isn’t enough for helicopter operators. AviationSentry Helicopter Edition delivers upgraded weather forecasts designed specifically for helicopter pilots, as well as safety alerts and route recommendations created by industry professionals.


Get unmatched helicopter weather intelligence and visualization.

AviationSentry Helicopter Edition is designed specifically for helicopters and their unique needs. You’ll get access to real-time critical weather information that is overlaid with other data using our interactive dynamic layering technology.

Pilots and operations centers see all relevant flight and weather data on a single dashboard with unmatched visualization. The convenient display allows you to make intelligent decisions for the most efficient and safest flights possible.

Our state-of-the-art interface includes:

  • Patented Flight Hazard Forecasts – AviationSentry gives you data to better determine low-altitude weather-related risks. Helicopters don’t fly in the same places that airplanes do, so you need different information than typical aviators.
  • Hourly Updates – Colorized graphical information layer for VFR, MVFR, IFR, and LIFR flight categories. Graphical information updates hourly.
  • Audible Alarms – PrecipTimer® sounds alarms when threatening weather is imminent. The audible signal cues you into action.
  • Risk Assessment – A flight risk checklist provides risk assessment and flight profile information.
  • Big Picture Forecasts – Global radar-like thunderstorm forecasts. Seeing the big picture helps you plan.
  • FAA Approved – All DTN aviation solutions are FAA-approved and meet the FAA guidelines for Enhanced Weather Information Services (EWIS).
  • Solutions – Our accurate, patented solutions are backed by professional meteorologist expertise.


Ensure safety, efficiency, and mission-critical confidence using the best industry information available.

Helicopters fly at lower altitudes and get closer to buildings and natural features than airplanes do. Basic weather information does not give them enough information for their unique flight capabilities and technical configurations.

AviationSentry Helicopter Edition is designed specifically for helicopter operators. It takes into account altitude, mechanics, and other factors to compile appropriate information and design flight recommendations for helicopter operation.

Use AviationSentry Helicopter Edition to quickly determine if a flight is a go or no-go. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll have access to up-to-date, accurate, and reliable weather information. Flight recommendations from the world’s best meteorologists and other industry experts will keep you fully informed. Know whether your flight can be completed safely, and what you can expect along the way.

AviationSentry Helicopter Edition provides all with single-click access to its proprietary global helicopter weather content.

  • Your passengers and crew will be safe with real-time weather information and alerts.
  • Having accurate forecasts will improve your bottom-line by reducing canceled flights.
  • Ensure your operations meet US AO21 and EU JAR OPS III Ops Specs.
  • Have more confidence in your flight decisions by relying on the expertise of 70 degreed meteorologists. You can be confident you’ve made the right decision.
  • Save time and be more efficient with fast, easy access to dynamic and layered weather information.
  • Rest assured your information is customized for helicopter pilots and their unique needs. You’ll no longer be guessing if typical aviator information has accounted for the intricacies of helicopter flight.

AviationSentry Helicopter Edition Frequently Asked Questions

You can use AviationSentry without limitations or restrictions for the full 7 days. After 7 days, if you sign up to continue using the platform, all of your settings, feeds, and alerts will remain intact. You’ll be able to continue seamlessly, so your operations can keep running smoothly and efficiently.

No weather service is more qualified to provide the precise, accurate weather information your helicopter operation demands than DTN. You’ll enjoy the integrated data, easy-to-read visualizations, and up-to-date alerts and information. Everything you need to keep your helicopter flying safely and efficiently is at your fingertips.

Try a 7-day free trial of DTN AviationSentry Helicopter Edition with no obligation. You’ll experience what it’s like to have weather information and recommendations that are customized for your needs, and the pleasure of seeing all the data layered into a single interface. At DTN, your safety and efficiency is our business. Let our superior data help you succeed.