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Hi! Im getting a bit fed up with the atis in msfs only presents the air pressure in Hpa and not QNH. Which males it very annoying when flying in Europe. And since the atis in Msfs never matches the real life metar of the airports getting a real metar is not a choice either... Any tips? 

 

/Niklas


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14 hours ago, polosim said:

Back to old school?

 

https://e6bx.com/e6b/

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That doesnt help with getting the QNH for a specific airport does it, perhaps im misunderstanding the tool?

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15 hours ago, Nigge said:

Hi! Im getting a bit fed up with the atis in msfs only presents the air pressure in Hpa and not QNH. Which males it very annoying when flying in Europe. And since the atis in Msfs never matches the real life metar of the airports getting a real metar is not a choice either... Any tips? 

 

/Niklas

MSFS has been using real time METARS for airport temperature, pressure and wind since early December. I have found that the pressure corresponds to the actual current METAR probably 95 percent of the time. Clouds and precipitation might be very different, but the temperature, pressure and wind are normally identical to the current METAR, unless you are at a small airport that does not report METAR.

I think you are confused by the terminology. You said that the ATIS reports in HPa, but that is HectoPascals which is exactly what you want in Europe. The sim ATIS reports in inches of mercury (in/hg) which is the system used in the US.

“QNH” simply means current barometric pressure in whatever units of measurement are standard for the country you are in at the time.

In any case, if you want the current pressure, just press the “B” key on your keyboard, which will automatically sync your altimeter to the actual pressure being injected into the sim at the aircraft’s current position.

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Posted (edited)

Adding to Jim's post that you can change the units of air pressure between HPa and in/hg by opening the options>general tab and going to the Misc>units of measurement line

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1 hour ago, Dominique_K said:

Adding to Jim's post that you can change the units of air pressure between HPa and in/hg by opening the options>general tab and going to the Misc>units of measurement line

but regardless of that setting ATIS still tells the QNH in mmHg instead of mbar in Europe. I'd think that needs to be fixed.

Mike

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I use a plugin from flightsim.to called fspm vfr map. This also shows the wind and temperatures in c and f. Works great.

Jack

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17 hours ago, Nigge said:

Hi! Im getting a bit fed up with the atis in msfs only presents the air pressure in Hpa and not QNH. Which males it very annoying when flying in Europe. And since the atis in Msfs never matches the real life metar of the airports getting a real metar is not a choice either... Any tips? 

 

/Niklas

Unreal Weathe https://unrealweather.blogspot.com/2020/09/unreal-weather-live-metar-released.html

Perfect free addon. Integrated UI and perfect match with airport weather (Metar) and QNH is just there for you.

Happy Flying.


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On 4/12/2021 at 4:48 AM, Nuggit82 said:

That doesnt help with getting the QNH for a specific airport does it, perhaps im misunderstanding the tool?

You can enter an airport identifier toward the bottom of the first screen (Location dependent on screen size/resolution.  😊).


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