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Where does the FO get the wx info for the Landing Data Card ? I use ASV for my wx and so far the info on the card doesn't match ASV.cheersGreg

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Hello Greg,The FO obtains the weather using FSUIPC's New Weather Interface functionality.It reads the actual weather at the arrival and departure airports using the ICAO codes you entered in the FMC.I do not own Active Sky, so I can't comment beyond that. I understand ASV modifies the weather? Hope that helps,Bryan

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wow....seven minutes elapsed time between post and support.....gotta love this guy eh ? Bryan ...perhaps the METAR the FO grabs from FSUIPC doesn't update as often as ASV reporting so maybe I'm getting older data ( ? ) I dunno.Here's a thought...could we get a line for Zulu time, the time of the METAR taken, added to the data card ?cheers Greg

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Just a quick note to say that I tested FS2C-ATR with ASV running across WideFS and encountered no issues with the reported wx. However, there is a possibility that an ASV update may occur between the compilation of the landing card data and arrival. Also, if TAF processing is enabled in ASV and you're not flying in real time (i.e. you've set a different time in FS from local) then the processed TAF might also change what you'd expect to see.Cheers,

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Excellent info Randy, thanks. So then, the METAR info is taken at the time the card is being compiled ?And yes, I do use TAF processing and I rarely fly real-time now that the days are so short :-) cheersGreg

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Hello Greg,You're right, the METAR info is taken when the card opens up.Cheers,Bryan

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