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Runway and crosswind component


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Frédéric SAUVAGE
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Hello,

Very windy days actually in Belgium.
In navigation mode we have a wonderful tool that give us the wind in two differents formats.
One of these is the decomposition between front and crosswind components. 

Do you think that it would also be great to have these two values for example when we chose the runway (in approach mode) when we are in flight ?
Or/and in the Airfield informations during the preparation? 

I know that it will be just an information based on nearest metar or something like that... but probably a help to chose a good destination related on the airplane type.

Thanks for your great job

Fred

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Frédéric SAUVAGE - 5/21/2021 4:30:06 PM
Hello,

Very windy days actually in Belgium.
In navigation mode we have a wonderful tool that give us the wind in two differents formats.
One of these is the decomposition between front and crosswind components. 

Do you think that it would also be great to have these two values for example when we chose the runway (in approach mode) when we are in flight ?
Or/and in the Airfield informations during the preparation? 

I know that it will be just an information based on nearest metar or something like that... but probably a help to chose a good destination related on the airplane type.

Thanks for your great job

Fred

Hello,

Is this a change or this functionality was there since a long time. 
That's what I ve just asked in my previous post 

Thanks or 'omg I ve very bad eyes 🤣'

Kr 
Fred


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Hi Fred, I believe that crosswind and head/tailwind component functionality has been in SkyDemon for many years.
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Tim Dawson - 5/25/2021 9:10:13 AM
Hi Fred, I believe that crosswind and head/tailwind component functionality has been in SkyDemon for many years.

It seems it only shows crosswind, etc. for airports which provide METAR.
For example it doesn’t work for EGSX.

I guess it makes sense. But perhaps if there is a METAR from another airport within 10-15NM it could use this one?
Or at least it could allow to provide wind information and then calculate based on it?


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Surface wind is extremely variable based on local conditions and it not be particularly safe for us to offer the surface wind at a nearby airfield, in order to help you calculate potential cross and head/tailwind components at another airfield.
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Tim Dawson - 6/2/2021 9:08:40 AM
Surface wind is extremely variable based on local conditions and it not be particularly safe for us to offer the surface wind at a nearby airfield, in order to help you calculate potential cross and head/tailwind components at another airfield.

Agree. A small two text fields when one could put wind direction & speed and then get it calculated would be good though (would only stay there for 5 minutes and then one would have to put new values in manually again). I've just checked Approch Information for EGSS, it shows "Surface Wind: 090, 10kt". Perhaps it should marked the values as obtained from METAR ("Surface Wind: 090, 10kt (METAR)") and both values should be editable. In case there is no METAR for a given airport these would be empty and one could put them in manually. Even if there is a metar one should be able to change them (in which case "METAR" would change to "MANUAL" or something like this).

It's a small improvement which would save having to use another small tool.


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