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Strange high-altitude behavior

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crash_deplane Trainee

I've flown a few of the jets at 30,000-35,000 feet, but I keep experiencing what I can only describe as very strong wind gusts. I didn't think the jet stream was that gusty, but I'll be flying along, and it will yaw by 15-20 degrees. At the same time, the airspeed will change drastically, like I was cruising at 0.85 mach on the 747, and it suddenly jumped to .98 mach in a split second! I have real world weather turned on, updates every 15 minutes, and rate of change set for medium (pretty much the defaults). It's annoying because the overspeed warning goes off whenever it decides to speed way up. I guess the next thing to try would be to use fixed weather and turn off the updates, but has anybody else run into this?

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Yes - that is just the nature of real world weather in the sim. It doesn't change gradually, rather it just changes in one drastic movement, so pressure, wind speed etc can drop or suddenly appear. I usually set my own weather so it isn't just the same old norm, but it doesn't change too much either Wink

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crash_deplane Trainee

Thanks Jon, I'll keep that in mind. I figured it might have something to do with the instantaneous weather updates.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I'm sorry to say I've lost a couple of planes due to what you describe. Since then, I fly a bit slower and watch my instruments more intently.

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