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seadogs Trainee

Hi there.
When you push cntrl z, red writting appears. What does e.g. wind 111/10 mag mean?
thanks

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Guest Ed Guest

I think you mean shift-Z. That turns on the red display of heading, airspeed, wind, etc at the top of the screen.

111/10 mag would be a wind coming from a heading of 111 degrees, at a magnitude (speed) of 10 knots.

Ctrl-Z is something else; that would turn on your autopilot and set the Altitude Hold mode.

Ed

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lkw First Officer

Guest Ed wrote:

I think you mean shift-Z. That turns on the red display of heading, airspeed, wind, etc at the top of the screen.

111/10 mag would be a wind coming from a heading of 111 degrees, at a magnitude (speed) of 10 knots.

Ctrl-Z is something else; that would turn on your autopilot and set the Altitude Hold mode.

Ed

You are correct in what you stated 111 degrees at 10 knots. But I learned from an earlier forum thread that the mag actually stood for magnetic refering to the heading. At least that was the consensus at that time.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

lkw wrote:

You are correct in what you stated 111 degrees at 10 knots. But I learned from an earlier forum thread that the mag actually stood for magnetic referring to the heading. At least that was the consensus at that time.

Ed is correct, the 111 is the direction that the wind is coming from, not headed to.

Guest Ed Guest

CRJ,

I think you misunderstood lkw's post-- his comment was about the meaning of "mag" in the shift-Z display, not which way the wind blows to or from. I said it was "magnitude" and lkw correctly pointed out that it means "magnetic," as in a magnetic compass heading.

I just went through the Learning Center article about winds, and I believe lkw is right; it specifically says that wind directions are the magnetic compass heading from which the wind blows.

I just dreamed up that "magnitude" business. 😂

Ed

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Yes, I did misunderstand. Embarassed All straight now. 🙂

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