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Hello Navigraph,

I posted at Facebook and was ask to mention my plan here…

Is it possible to add an compass rose on the map, so that I can compare the wind heading with runways.

Thanks for all your work. I am enjoying it.

Maikel Rozemeijer.

Maikel,

We’ll consider this, but for the specific use case, did you notice that we display the wind components of each runway (cross/head/tailwind) directly in the app?

Regards,

Stephen

Thanks for your reaction. I did not find that.

I do see windsocks next too runways but they do not point to the actual wind direction. I do find the Weather tab under the airport information. (General / Runways / Weather / Comms)

Silly point is that I get confused of what wind is mention, to or from. So is the wind is 180/6 should I choose runway 18 or 36. Thats why my question came up.

Maikel.
NL

Hi Maikel,

Adding to Stephen’s post,

As an example, YMML has runways 09/27 and 16/34.

Current METAR is:

So winds are 240/09, meaning winds are 9 knots blowing from 240 . So aircraft should land into the wind on runway closest to this heading i.e. Runway 27

This is confirmed in Current runway options:

Runway 27 shows the largest headwind of 7 knots, with a crosswind of 6 knots (consistent with 240/09)

Runway 16 is an option with headwind of 3 knots, but crosswind of 8 knots might not be so comfortable.

Runways 09 and 34 generally wouldn’t be chosen due to tail wind component of 7 knots and 3 knots.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Ian

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Hello Ian,

Thank you for your time pointing things out in this very clear matter. Your sentince “blowing from 240” is what I need, and also need to remember but having trouble with.

Think your screen shot with the runways and their wind component is what Stephen was asking me? I did notice those last time indeed then.

Again thank you for your time.

Maikel.
NL

Hi Maikel,

You are welcome.

Happy flying

Ian

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