kimberlyRJ
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FSX Flight Planning - How!?

Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:23 pm

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.
 
zappbrannigan
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How!?

Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:37 pm

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.
 
kimberlyRJ
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How!?

Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:32 am

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.
 
zappbrannigan
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How!?

Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:39 pm

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.
 
googles
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How?!

Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:11 pm

Where can one obtain "The Jeppesen Airway Manual"?
 
flyingturtle
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How?!

Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:30 am

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.


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andrej
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How?!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:16 am

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
 
777STL
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How?!

Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:28 pm

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.
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kevinkevin
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RE: FSX Flight Planning - How?!

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:06 pm

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

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