hope your day is going well! a lot of smoke where I live!
We should simulate this in the sim. Booooost up the fog and decrease visibility hahaha
GPS DIY app into Blancolirio's (YouTube) slightly sooty Nevada County strip with visibility at minimum? It is on the FS2 list, just N.E. of Beale AFB.
I remember being a bit silly with a Garmin 55AVD handheld in the previous millennium.
Good luck iAlexL, flooding is more of a worry at my end.
Just looked up Nevad Co in SkyVector.com and it had a Met report on screen!, it also has a real world RNAV (GPS) RWY 7 approach. Gonna give it a go in the Arrow. With WAAS it allows a decision height of 475 feet with 1 3/8 mile visibility.
(For 1 3/8 mile visibility putting the centre of the slider under the second 'i' of 'visibility' in the menu works fairly well (using a 4 year old (mobile) DIY calibration). There is post from early 2016 showing a scale).
Being one of the more than 17 million Australians directly affected last summer by what we once called bushfires. Now they’re complexes & megafires, We feel California’s pain. It’s still raw & etched into our psyches. We are about to enter yet another fire season that threatens to merge into one single year-round season.
We need every tool possible to raise awareness, encourage recruits & illuminate the critical requirements - unprecedented investment in personnel and the very best in equipment & training.
While it probably isn’t on the roadmap, I think Aerofly - either off-the-shelf or a specialised version - could be an excellent candidate for recruitment & training for airborne firefighting.. Medium, heavy & super heavy air tanker drops, e.g. Bombardier 415 Superscooper, DC-10 Air Tanker and the one-of-a-kind 747 Supertanker.
Add a Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane & S-70C Firehawk and accurately modelled flame zones & complexes. Needless to say, in VR It’d be a step above everything else apart from professional airborne firefighting simulator installations.