Kimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 23816 times:
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.
Zappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 23800 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.
Zappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 23775 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.
andrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 829 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2368 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/
777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3145 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1777 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.