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GTN 750 - Import Flightplans


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#1 aerostar

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:06 AM

Does anyone know of a converter that can convert .PLN format to Garmin's .GFP format for flightplans... then they could be imported into the GTN750 ?

 

Thanks

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#2 JYW

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:43 AM

Sadly, it's been investigated a few times and is not possible. :(


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#3 scottb613

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

Hi Aero,

Just an FYI in case you're not aware...

The GTN has "Airways" built into the database - so it makes creating a flight plan almost too easy and really quick... I always use RW flight plans off of FltPlan.com - and it specifies the airways - simply click on the entry fix in the GTN and select "Load Airways" - scroll through the list of airways to select the one you want - then click the exit fix - - - depending on how you fly - it could potentially add 50 waypoints or more automatically - it's almost like having a baby FMC... While the old GNS was pretty tedious for creating flight plans - the GTN is almost fun...

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#4 airernie

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

Does anyone know of a converter that can convert .PLN format to Garmin's .GFP format for flightplans... then they could be imported into the GTN750 ?

 

Thanks

aero

 

You might take a look at LittleNavmap.  The author has been doing some work on importing .pln files to the 750.

 

Not sure of the progress since I don't have the Garmin but it might be worth a look.

 

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#5 PaulFWatts

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Posted Yesterday, 04:54 AM

Yes, LittleNavMap can do this.


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#6 JYW

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Posted Yesterday, 08:57 AM

Yes, LittleNavMap can do this.

 

I stand corrected, that's excellent!  Downloading now. Cheers.


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#7 PaulFWatts

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Posted Yesterday, 10:27 AM

Another nice touch with LittleNavmap is you can start a Flight Plan from a "route string" from another flight planning site (e.g. obtaining a real world route), see it on the map, make any adjustments if you wish, and then save this as a .pln and .gfp.

 

Very soon you will also be able to see STARS and SIDS drawn on the map.

 

It's a great flight planning tool with moving map and amazing that it's free.


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#8 aerostar

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Posted Yesterday, 11:33 AM

Thanks very much guys.  I now have LittleNavMap and it's very good, when SID and STAR capable will be excellent, it did the conversion and the route is now in the GTN750. 

 

I've now worked out how to load the airways and that works very good too... also I made a route in Notepad++ and it worked as well...    woohoo

 

The GTN is not too bad after all...

 

Thanks again for your help..

 

aero


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