With global coming out and our current live weather reporting, I thought it would be a neat idea to have slippery runways implemented in the sim.
METARs report runway conditions and braking conditions, so I thought it would be cool if live weather could actually impact runway performance. We could have a coefficient of friction rating attached to each runway that would correspond with its given weather condition (found in the METAR). This would have the effect of making landings more challenging in “wet/snowy areas.”
For example: If you’re landing in typhoon conditions in the sim, with gusty winds, poor visibility, and rain, the coefficient of friction on the runway would require you to use increased braking distance. Hydroplaning could also be implemented in this.
PS: This is not request for dynamic weather (snow, rain, hail) but for a coefficient of friction rating to be added to runways giving each runway a different degree of difficulty. Ideally live coefficient ratings would be ideal, but I don’t know what resources the devs can use to get this information, so a simple estimate/guestimate would suffice given the weather condition.
Distance Chart: https://jdmarcellin.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/crfi.jpg