dragon-wings
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FS2002 Weather Question

Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:31 pm

How do you find out what the weather conditions are like at your destination airport? Today I flew from Memphis to Calgary, when I got to Calgary at about 20-30 miles from the airport the weather was pretty good, so I requested a visual approach but as I got closer to the airport the weather and visibility got worse (I would of never requested the visual approach If I knew the weather would be so bad at the airport)

So I would like to know how to find out what the weather is like 10-15 miles or so from the destination airport, On the ATC window there is no ATIS option when you get away from the starting airport.
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Craigy
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:50 pm

Strange, I just flew to Calgary and I got the ATIS option 30 miles from the airport.

If you are using real weather, you could look at this site.

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/CYYC.html

Substitute your 4 letter airport code (in capitals) for any international location.

Regards,
Craig.
 
dragon-wings
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:37 am

Really?? I never get the ATIS option in the ATC window once I take off from my starting airport.
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Craigy
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:12 pm

When I am approaching an airport, I use the SELECT AIRPORT option on ATC.
I select the airport I want, and it gives something like.....

1. Tune xxxx Tower on 123.45
2. Tune xxxx ATIS on 456.78

At Calgary, it gave me this option 30.7nm from the airport.

Are you looking in the same place as me?

Craig.
 
dragon-wings
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Tue Oct 29, 2002 3:00 pm

When your flying IFR you don't get a ATIS option for the destination airport. You do get it for VFR like you described. Almost all of my flying is IFR, so i would like to know how to to out the weather at the destination airport when your flying IRF.
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Wed Oct 30, 2002 12:26 pm

Well, I suppose you could always look it up, like everyone else does. Ever heard of an A/FD? An approach plate? The ATIS/AWOS/ASOS frequencies will all be there.

Oh, and I never get the ATIS option when I'm airborne, but it's never been a problem, because I look up the frequency.

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Mr.BA
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Thu Oct 31, 2002 8:16 am

Get the ATIS freq ready, tune it when you need it, once finsihed quickly get back to radar.
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RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:28 pm

Or you could just put it into COM 2 and set the radios to receive both.

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