Newark777
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Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:22 am

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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Gerry
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:04 pm

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
 
Gerry
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:18 pm

Sorry Newark777 that link should read;

http://rfinder.asalink.net/free
 
N754AN
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:05 pm

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
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Newark777
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:29 am

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
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Newark777
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:49 pm

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

Harry
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MD11junkie
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:09 pm

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 
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David L
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:25 pm

Hmm... it might be worth looking at the freeware version and a Word macro.
 
Ricci767
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:21 am

Any freeware flight planners out there for Mac OS X?
 
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RE: Freeware Flight Planning Software

Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:38 am

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

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