New York Region Low Visibilty
As I’m sure many of you who have flown on the expert server today have noticed, the visibility is quite low at KJFK. I would just like to warn all pilots that for your own safety, you should be holding short at the low visibility hold short lines. Now you may be thinking, what are those? Well here is a photo of a low visibility hold short line and a normal hold short line below. (Top: Low Visibilty, Bottom: Normal.)
As you can see, the two lines look quite different. On a day like today when the visibility is only 1.61km, you should be holding short at the low visibility line for your own aircrafts safety. It is not so that you’re not in the way of other aircraft but so that when whatever is on final is not able to see very far in front of them, you are out of the way.
Yes, I know, this is only a simulator, but let’s get the most out of it and fly as realistically as possible especially if you’re on the expert server. An experience I just had today was when I was on final flying the Boeing 787-9 and with the visibility so low, I was slightly out of lign and not totally lined up even after making sure to follow the localizer exactly with an airplane parked directly beside the runway. It was a pretty close call. Anyway I hope that everyone understands my statement that for full realism in this wonderful simulator, follow real airport rules.