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I have a question about wind direction. If FSNavigator is reporting wind at 270/65 does that mean that the wind is blowing FROM the west or TOWARD the west? I am currently flying from Honolulu to Los Angeles with these winds and the aircraft is fighting a definite headwind. Thanks for any help!!John-Paul

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Don't have the FSNavigator but in the real world of flying it would mean the wind is blowing FROM the west.Michael J.

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They taught us in USCG navigation school:"Wind is named from whence it came."Wind reported at 270 is from 270 degrees, blowing from the West.Hope that helps! :7-CP

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the other number 65 is it the speed in Knots?If so, Isn't a llitle bit strong??looks like flying into something scary..........

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65 is the speed in knots. And that is not the least bit scary for winds aloft. Depending on the altitude being reported, they could be a tad strong and would slow you down if you were flying against them, but what a joy if you were heading east!Bob

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