This topic shows you how to view turbulence information on the map and how you can avoid turbulence when building a flight plan.
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The Turbulence checkbox displays turbulence information on the map. Darker lines on the map indicate higher levels of turbulence. The Flight Level drop-down list lets you specify the flight level to show the winds. Turbulence information is time-stamped on the map.
View Turbulence Data on the Map
You can view turbulence data on a point on the map or for an airport. Right-click on a point on the map or an airport to view turbulence data. You must have the turbulence checkbox selected to view turbulence data on the map.
Once a flight has been computed the turbulence data for the main route and all of the Altn, including reclear are shown on the flight plan.
Also, the NFP system produces a compute warning if it is unable to avoid the turbulence specified in FOMS 220.
Route Wind Profile
If the route profile chart is added in the flight package and set to “Distance Winds”, you will be able to see turbulence displayed on the chart.