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Has this happened to you ? This morning I am very excited to check out the new Portland airport scenery so I load up a PMDG 737, Active Sky and a FP from KSFO to KPDX only to get there and find the visibility has dropped to 0.3 of a mile. I have to do an Autoland and I can't see nuttin'!!!! Jokes on me!

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Lee Holdridge

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Oh ya. Very frustrating. But all part of the deal, isn't it?


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Regularly!
Recently after installing the new EPKK scenery, I have hit a real weather season of fog, low visibility and precipitation.
So in my flights I haven't seen a piece of my new airport or the nearby city scenery. Until I finally decided not to launch ActiveSky, select default fair weather, Cessna and went for a sightseeing ride. 😀

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13 minutes ago, Midnight Music said:

and I can't see nuttin'!!!!

what annoys me (& many others) is the lack of daytime low visibility airfield & approach lighting at most of FB's airports .... given other developers do & recently some are using SODE to include such with conditional visibility options.

 


for now, cheers

john martin

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That happens with AS! More often than i would like during winter months here in NC. Half the time i have to turn around and high-tail it back to better weather! I should have read the AS weather briefing more closely for the destination airport!


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Funny enough, I did a flight from KLAX to KPDX this morning and had 1/4 mile visibility and low ceiling so didn't get a chance to check out the nice approach scenery😄  That being said, the airport lights were visible from a couple miles out even though visibility was very low.  I'm not sure if that is a scenery issue or something else???  I don't recall ever seeing that in P3D...


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46 minutes ago, Flic1 said:

That being said, the airport lights were visible from a couple miles out even though visibility was very low. 

Eric

Interesting, given FB advise there is no daytime lighting of runway / taxiway / approach lights (yet).

If you arrived at / around dawn there could be said lighting for a short while.

 


for now, cheers

john martin

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I sometimes think we often put too much emphasis on real weather. I know it's cool, but when you weigh things up, it isn't really a deal breaker to create your own weather and fly in the conditions you prefer 😊 Just sayin!

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Howard
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8 minutes ago, Rockliffe said:

I sometimes think we often put too much emphasis on real weather. I know it's cool, but when you weigh things up, it isn't really a deal breaker to create your own weather and fly in the conditions you prefer 😊 Just sayin!

I do like the challenge of real weather, and as you know AS will change slightly while enroute. Makes it a little more real. 


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1 minute ago, Midnight Music said:

I do like the challenge of real weather, and as you know AS will change slightly while enroute. Makes it a little more real. 

I agree 100% Lee, I wouldn't fly anything else, but I guess I'm just throwing ideas around.


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25 minutes ago, Rockliffe said:

I sometimes think we often put too much emphasis on real weather. I know it's cool, but when you weigh things up, it isn't really a deal breaker to create your own weather and fly in the conditions you prefer 😊 Just sayin!

Valid point, I just can’t seem to be into it if I don’t use real weather, In fact I can’t remember last time I used the sim without real weather, I’m talking years and years and years ago.


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4 hours ago, Rockliffe said:

I sometimes think we often put too much emphasis on real weather. I know it's cool, but when you weigh things up, it isn't really a deal breaker to create your own weather and fly in the conditions you prefer 😊 Just sayin!

I agree....I do love real weather as much as the next simmer....but sometimes I just want to enjoy the scenery and take an uncomplicated flight, and there are actually clear days when you get beautiful dusk departures like this outta' Salt Lake....

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Headed up to Yellowstone and I have to say the flight, scenery and sky were stunning. 🙂

 


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6 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

I agree....I do love real weather as much as the next simmer....but sometimes I just want to enjoy the scenery and take an uncomplicated flight, and there are actually clear days when you get beautiful dusk departures like this outta' Salt Lake....

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Headed up to Yellowstone and I have to say the flight, scenery and sky were stunning. 🙂

 

My point exactly Steve 😉


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You should of tried to get into lowi yesterday weather was terrible. as well as the weekend 777 warriors on school holidays


 

 

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