Even so … despite what level the wind is entered at (1000ft) , the wind at the surface is calculated, taking into account what Asobo decided the ground friction effect is.
But ATIS is reporting the 1000ft entered level , that as entered in Knots, but in in ft/sec.
ALSO, it’s the SURFACE Winds that ATIS Reports, and taken form Ground based Wind / Direction sensors. So whatever is meant to be the GROUND level winds are the winds that should be reported as SURFACE WINDS by ATIS.
This is what the Pilot is interested in, when taking off or landing.
This is NOT “Notpicking” – Its a major error that is a primary factor in Aviation, and should be a total embarrassment to have been so wrong for so long.
Hate to tell this but the only way to get the weather is through the ATC window by inputting the right frequency, or picking it from the drop menu, so it is ATC. Unless you found a different way to get, and I would love to hear about it. Would this error in the ATIS reporting keep you from flying in the sim? From what I saw you would have been unable to taxi the plane. So in the sim you move to another area were the weather is decent.
‘not installed’ tags on the content manager page is an annoying one. Other than that, I must confess that WU IV is real good. I’m, in particular, impressed by the regional building archetypes, that make whole France like rendered in PG.
Thank you for your definitions, I will take note of that when I renew my Pilot License in 6 months. Unfortunately for you, real life is not the purpose of this forum, we are here to discuss and contribute to the success of MSFS, not to constantly looking for nitpicking points to criticize and create arguments, which some people love to get into. We are talking about a shortcoming of the sim, and that is giving ATIS information not exactly the proper way, and through the ATC window or drop down menu as we see it, nothing else. Comparing real life to the sim is big blunder, the sim is only an approximation of it, like all sims are, even the professional ones, and this particular sim, in its infancy, is doing a fair job in entertaining and teaching the skills of flying, you are never going to have everything perfect (check the Boeing Co.), negativism is not good for the soul.