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How Do I Check Current Wind speed/direction?

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With FSX/P3D if I press Shift + Z it shows the current wind seep and Direction, how do I do this in MSFS 2020?

 


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Either switch to developer mode or look up on flightsim.to the shift z addon that brings you that functionality into msfs - quite handy

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19 minutes ago, Aether said:

Or use this https://metar-taf.com/ link and type in the airport icao code.

Good luck.

META data of the real world is not guarantied would be depicted exactly in the SIM like in the real world.
I am looking for actual wind speed/direction that is in the SIM, not in a real airport.. also many airport I fly don't even have METAR data available or published.

  

2 hours ago, ha5mvo said:

Either switch to developer mode or look up on flightsim.to the shift z addon that brings you that functionality into msfs - quite handy

looking good. I tested it and it seems it brings exactly what I need. thanks man...

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Flightsim dot to has a great shift z mod that basically makes it work like past MS games.  It is freeware and great.

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1 hour ago, Akila said:

looking good. I tested it and it seems it brings exactly what I need. thanks man...

Al'lo Davar!

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8 hours ago, ha5mvo said:

Either switch to developer mode or look up on flightsim.to the shift z addon that brings you that functionality into msfs - quite handy

Hey Thanks, really helpfull

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17 hours ago, ha5mvo said:

Either switch to developer mode or look up on flightsim.to the shift z addon that brings you that functionality into msfs - quite handy

How is that shift z addon named because been searching Flightsim.to for over half an hour now and nothing comes up.


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13 minutes ago, Lange_666 said:

How is that shift z addon named because been searching Flightsim.to for over half an hour now and nothing comes up.

https://flightsim.to/file/16358/shift-z-stats

You can change what is shown in the userconfig.ini file

 

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Thx for the link.


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You can also go to the weather tab in the MSFS in game menu. If you're using Live Weather / Real Time, click on METAR.

 

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2 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

You can also go to the weather tab in the MSFS in game menu. If you're using Live Weather / Real Time, click on METAR.

 

I was about to post that suggestion to but then I read one of the posts by the original author of the thread where he specifically mentioned that he wanted to be able to get that information while flying and / or away from airfields with published METAR.

O some aircraft that use attenuation of the x-wind component to overcome the limitations of the ground physics, using the developer mode will show wind components that are lower than reality for that physical location, when using RL weather.

I believe the best option is still that Shift-Z-Stats addon.

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