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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13487 times:

Does anyone know of any good FS flight planning software? I used to have a nice copy of FSBuild, but I lost that with my old computer, and it seems as though it is now payware. I have started using VATSIM, and would like to use accurate flight plans, so if anyone has any help, it would be appreciated.

BTW Just a second question, does anyone know, while playing multiplayer, how to use the text feature, that makes a message appear in the green bar on the top?

Harry


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User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13452 times:

RouteFinder is excellent. It is web based and prints out routes using fixes, VOR/NDB points and most importantly airways that the 737 PMDG 800/900 FMC actually recognises. This cuts down on waypoint entry considerably.
check it out at;

http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/autoroute_rt.php


User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13447 times:

Sorry Newark777 that link should read;

http://rfinder.asalink.net/free


User currently offlineN754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13438 times:

Hi Gerry,

I went to the site that you provided a link for, and it looks great.

But is there a way I can incorporate that flight plan into my FS automatically?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
Chris


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 13432 times:

Thank you so much, Gerry, that is exactly what I was looking for!  hyper 

Now if anyone could answer Chris's question I'd be set.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13402 times:

So does anyone know how to convert the info on that site into usable FS flightplan files?

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 13381 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
So does anyone know how to convert the info on that site into usable FS flightplan files?

Harry

I believe the "payware" version does have that option...

Quoting RouteFinder Info:

Auto-Routing - Active (at the moment it is almost the same as the free area, with minor algorithm tweaks)
Route Editing - NOT YET OPERATIVE
Aircraft Performance calculations - NOT YET OPERATIVE
FMS Export - Plain text, SquawkBox, Flight Simulator 200X, FSNavigator, PMDG 737, X-Plane 7.30, Wilco's 767 PIC / Level-D 767
Charting - Ability to create SVG charts (Enroute-chart style) of any area of the globe. Each graphical feature is linked to the database (see below), so that with a mouse click it is possible to reveal more detailed informations.
Current limitations - big maps (e.g. entire Europe) may not be practical to plot with all information layers selected (performance considerations of the SVG Viewer).
Database - Ability to query the aeronautical database for: Airports, VOR/DME, NDB, Waypoints, FIR/UIR, PRD zones, Other restrictions, Airways, TMA/CTR/ATZ.
NOTAM - Ability to query the NOTAM database (e.g. to know all applicable NOTAMs for an airport, FIR, or to search for particular text / NOTAM number)

The price is 15 Euros for a 6 month period

Hope this helps!

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9546 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 13363 times:

Hmm... it might be worth looking at the freeware version and a Word macro.

User currently offlineRicci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 13285 times:

Any freeware flight planners out there for Mac OS X?

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13311 times:

UK Route http://ukroute.tripod.com/

When flying online with VATSIM, always remember to use lower and upper airways.

Scott



"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
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