I have a question on flight planning but first, well done with the new Simbrief interface.
When generating a flight, one of the elements in the Briefing Preview is AVG WIND. In addition to including it in the FMS PERF INIT (PMDG B737-800),I find this information to be very helpful in fuel planning. I have done many flights and have measured the Simbrief fuel estimates accuracy. They are very accurate with EXTRΑ FUEL = 0 except when the flight is expected to encounter medium to strong head winds. EXTRA FUEL is a good way of mitigating this risk. The route and weather are known when planning the flight so AVG WIND should be available at this point. I just want to avoid creating unnecessary dispatch entries to find out the AVG WIND so that I can go back to edit the flight plan and update EXTRA FUEL, and then generate a second dispatch entry. Please let me know if AVG WIND is available prior to “Generate Flight”.