Right now I am flying an A350-900 over the pacific ocean (KLAX-WSSS if you were wondering) and there is a 140 kt headwind at 40,000 feet, Is there some storm or something or is this normal (I dont typically fly this far over the pacific)
It’s likely the jet stream. Wind over oceans can be very strong.
You just beat me to it lol
I am literally right where the marker is on the map :(
where did you find this?
On this cool website. You can select the altitude you want to check
Thanks! I have never seen that before lmao
Im probably going to have to divert : /
You won’t need to divert (unless it is time affecting you). The winds are safe and perfectly normal. Just make sure you’re at Mach 0.85 for the best/normal cruising speed in the A350. I’d suggest using fpltoif.com/simbrief to help create detailed flight plans that you can paste into Infinite Flight, and gather detailed flight information with a very accurate estimate of your flight time.
I use flight database but it doesn’t account for winds I guess : /
Thanks for that flight planner, its very detailed!
No worries. I use it in all my IFR flying. It comes in super helpful sometimes knowing the procedures to use too.
Once I saw the diversion airport option 😂
Thats a pretty cool one, thank you!
Yeah, that’s honestly very overrated. Simbrief/FPLtoIF will also give you a fuel calculation and will change the routing to best suite the winds if possible.
Thanks you guys!
Im not going to use flight database anymore 😂
Will it put you into the path of winds to go faster if possible?