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I expected to see some comments on this hurricane which is currently passing through western Florida as of Wednesday around noon Eastern Time.  I'm tracking it on FlightRadar24 and in particular Southwest Airlines Flight 705 which took off from Ft. Lauderdale for Houston, Tx, and skirted the northern rim of the storm at FL360.  Pretty impressive.  Not a lot of other traffic, as you would expect.  As were the clouds precip in MSFS.  I went from KTLH to KSEF at 15,000 ft.  Anyone else take the sim through this storm?

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I just did a departure from Fort Meyers (KRSW) at 11:00 am CDT. The surface winds at take off were at about 45 kts. They quickly grew to 80-90 kts. These shots were taken about 28 miles west of KRSW. It looks like this would be they eye of the storm. If that's true it's amazingly accurate. I know Norwegian doesn't operate out of Fort Meyers, I was just too lazy to change the livery.

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Down in the eye wall

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That's amazing! However, I have been in the eye of hurricanes twice in my life, and I can assure you that the rain under those clouds in what passes for the eyewall doesn't fall vertically. Also, the clouds tower much more than depicted here. But it's a great effort.

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I haven't seen any winds go above 100 knots. I wonder if there's a wind limit for live weather or something.

All these green dots are other pilots on the east coast server.

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I did a few flights yesterday in and out of Sarasota and KISM in the Longitude.  I can't say it enough, SU10 with gust on takeoff and landing is a blast.  The modded Longitude, WT G3000, and FSRealistic is an amazing combination.  I'm glade SU10 came out when it did.  Now I have to get back to hunkering down as the storm is headed straight for me in the real world...😳 😬😉

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I occasionally fly in hurricanes I find on https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane 
with the King Air.

But yes, I also think there is a wind limit in MSFS.

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Here is the literally moment the eye makes landfall. So cool this is the technology we get the play in now a days from home

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I flew the default Baron B58 into the middle of this storm. It got thrown around a bit but in an unrealistic fashion. I searched out the red and purple areas on the weather radar for the worst of it. I could keep wings level with almost no control input. AP off. It just bobbed about like it was on slightly bent rails. Then I put it down at a small airport where I brought it in by hovering in place over the ground like a helicopter, did my most gentle touchdown since owning the sim 2 years ago…. In the middle of a hurricane. I have crash damage permanent on.

Odd thing too, I was able to do tight 360 degree turns above the airport. in a 90 knot wind while flying at 110 knots, 100ft AGL. The plane should have  stalled and fallen out the sky when turning with the wind. To me it highlighted some of the shortcomings of the flight model interaction with environment in the sim. 

And yeah, obviously one would not be flying around in that storm in the real world. Clouds and rain and sound effects pretty impressive though.


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This one is from a flight this morning, when the eye was near Naples, FL.

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28 minutes ago, RaptyrOne said:

Odd thing too, I was able to do tight 360 degree turns above the airport. in a 90 knot wind while flying at 110 knots, 100ft AGL. The plane should have  stalled and fallen out the sky when turning with the wind. To me it highlighted some of the shortcomings of the flight model interaction with environment in the sim. 

It also depends on the aircraft. If you try to use the 172 or 152 they'll be thrown around (even when sitting on the ground), Asobo has been focusing on those planes as test beds for their new tech.

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U folks are very brave, Hope u got out of storm well! I might fly down there later

Would be great if flytampa had a vesion of Tampa

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Houston - Key West last night, right through the eye. In reality, the turbulence in an eyewall is so bad it will uncage your eyeballs in your head, effectively blinding you.  This was glass smooth; clouds had moderate vertical development. The 90 degree crosswind gusting to 60kts at Key West was there though.   😂


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5 hours ago, Dillon said:

I did a few flights yesterday in and out of Sarasota and KISM in the Longitude.  I can't say it enough, SU10 with gust on takeoff and landing is a blast.  The modded Longitude, WT G3000, and FSRealistic is an amazing combination.  I'm glade SU10 came out when it did.  Now I have to get back to hunkering down as the storm is headed straight for me in the real world...😳 😬😉


I hope you come out of it unscathed. It looks brutal from I’ve seen on the news 😲

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