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FSX Flight Planning - How!?  
User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 27652 times:

Hello all

I have been unable to complete my migration from FS9 to FSX due to a lack of planning programmes for FSX.

The only reason why I still have FS9 on my system is because there is no planning software for FSX.

I use FS Navigator to plan my flights, transferring the waypoint/VOR/NDB information into FS Build, then opening the ‘flight plan’ on the FMC (FMS) in the aircraft I am using, which is normally the PMDG Boeing 747-400 or the MD11.

So guys, how do you plan your flights in FSX?

Thanks for your help

Kimberly.

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User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 27636 times:

Not sure I understand the problem - using PMDG's FMS completely bypasses all the internal FSX flight planning stuff... as long as FS Build is exporting the flight plan to PMDG format, then it should work fine in the PMDG aircraft, regardless of whether you're using FS9 or FSX. Unless I'm missing something very obvious.

I do exactly the same thing as you except I'm normally using actual published routes out of the Jepp airway manual, which I input into FS Build so they can be exported to PMDG format.


User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 27613 times:

Oh no, I totally understand the PMDG/FMC side of things.

My problem is finding the Waypoints, VOR, NDB's for my route - FS Nav shows them all so I can plan it on their etc.

The Jepp airway manual, where do you get this from? navigraph?

Thanks for your help

Kimberly.


User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 27611 times:

Oh ok, I get it - in that case, I'd use this site http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ - it will produce a route for you, using the latest data - so you can just cut and paste the one-line route into FS Build, for exporting to PMDG format. Again, as long as FS Build and your PMDG software are both on the latest AIRAC cycle, you'll be fine - it bypasses all the internal FSX rubbish.

The Jeppesen airway manual comprises all the aviation procedures and law, charts, approach plates etc. etc. for a given region - it's a real-world document that is used for IFR flight and is updated with a pile of amendments every couple of weeks, I use it for route planning when I'm messing around with FSX cause it contains all the actual ATC route planning requirements that must be adhered to in actual IFR ops, including the published routes between major aerodromes here. Most of the time you'll get similar info off the above site - I just use the real-world docs cause I have them anyway.


User currently offlineGoogles From Kuwait, joined Mar 2013, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

Where can one obtain "The Jeppesen Airway Manual"?

User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2411 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6798 times:

There is also the Kelpie Planner: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fgflightplanner/

For a given route, e.g. LAX-EWR, it gives you all the VORs and NDBs. You can also specify the sector lengths between each navigational beacon.


David



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User currently onlineandrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

Quoting Zappbrannigan (Reply 3):
Oh ok, I get it - in that case, I'd use this site http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ - it will produce a route for you, using the latest data - so you can just cut and paste the one-line route into FS Build, for exporting to PMDG format. Again, as long as FS Build and your PMDG software are both on the latest AIRAC cycle, you'll be fine - it bypasses all the internal FSX rubbish.

I second that, the 'RouteFinder' is a great tool. However, if you do have available cash, I can only highly recommend following flight planning software, the PFPX! Simply the best! (IMHO).  http://flightsimsoft.com/pfpx/

Cheers,

Andrej


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3650 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

I use the payware function of vroute.net(there's also a freeware) section. It's a pretty slick database that has thousands of different routes in it, an export function to create the .rte file for the PMDG birds, shows weather, integrates with VATSIM, and gives you access to various approach plates and airport maps. If you don't enjoy flight planning it's great because it automates much of the planning process and then it's just as simple as downloading the file and going with it.


PHX based
User currently offlinekevinkevin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5265 times:

I use vataware.com for routes. Everyone has their preferences. Copy and paste into FSBuild. Job done.

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