View Full Version : Real weather visibility in European airports
07-24-2002, 03:16 PM
Is it true that visibility information for European airports isn't included in the FS2002 real weather downloads?
07-24-2002, 03:24 PM
good question...I don't have the answer, but what happens when you download wx and park yourself at a major european airport? If you get clear skies and unlimited visability when forecasts suggest otherwise, it would seem rwx is not working. But, if you do see differences in weather...then...I suggest it is working. Supposedly, the Jeppeson data base that FS taps into is global.
Highland Park IL
07-24-2002, 03:39 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jul-24-02 AT 02:51PM (EDT)[p]I can see changes in the wind or in the amount of clouds, but the tricky part is that visibility appears to be always the same.
07-24-2002, 03:54 PM
I second that, joaobranco - I've never had anything but unlimited visibility in Europan airspace (where I've spent 99% of my flying hours). It really bugs me. :(
Greetings frćn Umeć, Sweden - The European Union
07-24-2002, 10:18 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jul-24-02 AT 09:19PM (EDT)[p]Yup, same thing here in Poland. Though, during thunderstorms visibility has dropped once in a while. Too bad turbulence isn't set by real world weather.
07-25-2002, 12:48 AM
I wonder if the real weather in flight sim can't handle the small differences between European metars and ones from the U.S.
Turburlence alas is not included in the metars because there is no way for a ground based observer to measure it at this time. Perhaps future radars will be able to see it but for now the only indication there are major bumps out there are pilot reports. Pireps are extremely subjective. Light turburlence for a 737 will hammer a light plane. Some light plane pilots report severe turburlence that is at best light to moderate.
07-25-2002, 12:35 PM
Try FSMeteo instead of M/S Real Weather. I can guarantee that changes visibility anywhere you can fly.
>LAST EDITED ON Jul-24-02
>AT 02:51 PM (EDT)
>I can see changes in the
>wind or in the amount
>of clouds, but the tricky
>part is that visibility appears
>to be always the same.
07-25-2002, 12:37 PM
Too bad guys, here in the US, I get different weather everytime anywhere! :9
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