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Activesky Or Flight Enviroment?  
User currently offlineSkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

Anyone have any experience with either? Ive been toying with ithe idea of a wx upgrade program and thought Id ask some folks who have had real time experience with these programs!

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User currently offlineMrMcCoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

ActiveSky is a must-have. Anything otherwise is a joke.


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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6689 times:
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User currently offlineWoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 401 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

I agree ASky is the way to go but I still get problems with the winds in the PMDG 744... if only I could solve that.

Woady



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21525 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

ActiveSky is a good program, but I still do have the problem of wind shifting rapidly at high altitude leading to overspeeds, leading to FSPassengers telling me that I wasn't flying safely.  Sad

Haven't tried Flight Environment.

-Mir



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User currently offlineCDreier From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6592 times:
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I have both programs. ActiveSky6 is a weather engine - you can download current weather to fly in and it'll update continuously throughout your flight. ActiveSky6 also includes Graphics that have great looking clouds and weather visuals. One feature that's particularly nice is that it'll produce weather effects based on the specifics of the station wx. Flight Environment is a set of add-on clouds, sunrise, sunsets, water textures, etc. that looks great as well. In fact, it's possible to use Flight Environment effects with the ActiveSky downloaded weather. I did this for awhile, but have found ActiveSky's graphics to be so good that I use ActiveSky exclusively now. If I were to choose just one of the programs today, it would be ActiveSky because of it's weather engine and consider the graphics a GREAT included bonus. Hope that helps!

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