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I just completed a flight in the FSD Seneca to Myrtle Beach SC. The flight planwaypoint printout showed a total distance of 499 miles and a flight time of 2 12 hours whic figures about right for 195 knots. The flight took over three hours with each leg taking longer than the estimate such as 12 minute legs took 18 minutes, etc. I just thought the longer time was a little more unusual than I have normally experienced for a flight from PA southward. Am I correct in assuming this was due to winds at my cruising flight level of 180 and if so, how do you get a report of these upper level winds while flying? The weather reports seem to be only specific to each airport. Thanks.

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Yup - wind!I once made (a real world flight) from A to B and return, that was 3 hours A-B and 5 hours B-A.Activesky WXre has winds aloft info. Other that that, I don't know.

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If you use "shift + Z" you will see the wind speed/Mag heading in one of the lines. It's at the end of the line with the Lat/Lon info in it.The reading is for the altitude you are at. I don't know how you would get the speed/heading in advance for various altitudes without ActiveSky or FSMeteo.Hope that helps. maxsdadhttp://jdtllc.com/images/RCsupporter.jpg

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Here's a link to "real-world" winds and temps aloft forecast. Of course, this assumes that your weather in Flight Sim is being fed with the most recent information. http://aviationweather.noaa.gov/awc/awc-fd.htmlI like this site too for real-world flight planning: www.fltplan.comIf you're a certificated (who invented *that* word anyways?) pilot, go to DUATS.com for similar information.CSComm. ASEL, AMELInstr. AirplaneCFI, CFII, AGI, IGI

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