I was flying Mikko Maliniemi's awesome pitts2-s Bulldog around the hawaiian islands and was flying into the wind, but the wind speed was so high I was hovering in mid-air! My ground speed was close to zero but my airspeed was about 70knots.
Can this really happen?
Also I noticed when you press shift-z it shows wind info and I am not quite sure how to read it.
If it says 132/44, I assume the first number is direction and the second is speed.
Is the direction indicating where the wind is coming from or the direction it is going?
I assume the speed is in knots, but when I load weather the wind will say something like 7 knots but the wind speed can actually be closer to 30-40 knots according to the shift-z wind info.
Is the shift-z wind speed relative to your airspeed? Is it right?
I'm not sure I get it so perhaps and expert can help me out here, thanks!