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Old 08-25-2018, 05:07 AM   #11
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I've been finding it messy as well. At some locations the wind direction is from, others it's to. Possibly related to terrains. In Caucasus I generally have to enter 180 opposite the wind I want, whereas in Nevada it's typically correct as-is. The other problem is that wind speed in the mission briefings is displayed in metric despite my game settings being Imperial/NATO.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:31 AM   #12
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I thought it was the same level of messed up on all maps, but I've not double checked.

Were you on an MP server when getting metric? I think the Imperial/Metric might be influenced by the server.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:11 AM   #13
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I get metric on SP, for some reason.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:43 AM   #14
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:27 AM   #15
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Wind dos not indicate from where it comes from.
It indicates the direction the air is moving.
That is in fact 180 degrees opposite to the way given in weather reports.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:17 PM   #16
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Wind dos not indicate from where it comes from.
It indicates the direction the air is moving.
That is in fact 180 degrees opposite to the way given in weather reports.
I'm sorry I'm not quite sure if you're saying wind reports are correct in DCS or not?
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:19 AM   #17
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Very confusing when you are used to real world aviation meteorology!
Please fix this!



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The wind reporting in the briefing and mission editor are still incorrect.

As you can see in the image below from the HSI and wind sock, the winds are coming FROM ~135 or SE. 135 is also the direction reported by ATC, which is correct.

However, in the briefing and mission editor, they are reporting ~325 or NW; this is the direction to which the wind is going TO, which is incorrect, conflicts with ATC, and is generally confusing!

This has been wrong for so long; please, please, PLEASE can it be fixed?

To improve clarity, I also suggest that the arrows in the mission editor are also changed to indicate the direction the wind is coming FROM, for example, the arrow pointing towards the centre, rather than edge, as I've shown below.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:29 PM   #18
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Yes very confusing since LOMAC (and even Flanker I presume)…

All mates with whom I have been flying for years are always confused about it too.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:53 AM   #19
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In the first mission for the UH-1 UN mission
they call that the wind is 280/X when you are comming in to land.
in reality the wind is comming from E as seen on the windsock and would correspond with the "tailwind at altitude".
Now I find this really confusing.

Real world aviation always calls wind in the TRUE direction it is comming from. Also is it possible that ATC always state wind when given cleared to land?
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Old 12-18-2018, 02:41 PM   #20
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