As a General Aviation (GA) recreational pilot, it's a safe bet that you'll encounter unexpected weather conditions during an extended flight.
Being knowledgeable, prepared and practiced for adverse weather conditions helps ensure that you will be able to manage conditions appropriately and safely.
Microsoft's Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 can help you practice flying skills in most weather conditions that you will encounter.
In October 2021, a MSFS enthusiast spotted Hurricane Sam on his General Aviation aircraft's Garmin navigation system live flight weather.
He plotted a course for Sam and flew through the eye of the hurricane in real time.
This flight provides yet another example of the degree of realism that continues to be developed for real-world and VR flight simulation pilot enthusiasts.
MSFS Sofly application developer provides STORMS, an add-on that enables you to experience what it's like to be a storm chasing weather pilot.
Changing the weather settings within Microsoft Flight Simulator is easy to do.
While flying in a selected virtual aircraft, you can change wind speeds, cloud heights, barometric settings and more.
Microsoft's Flight Simulator is a terrific way to practice all-weather flight conditions adjusted by season, time of day, and a variety of weather conditions.
Being knowledgeable, prepared and practiced for adverse weather conditions helps to ensure successful adverse weather flying outcomes.
Learn more about MSFS weather settings via this blog post's companion web article for subscribers only. Learn settings to simulate pitot weather-related failures, use advanced on-board avionics to assist with adverse weather flying, and more.
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