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With all this brainpower available, does anyone have a suggestion on how to capture actual times of arrival at flight planned waypoints? I'd like to have this ATA data available for post-flight review.Thanks in advance.Todd

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Todd,Have you tried to jott down your ATA and fuel burn in your flight plan? The PROG page has the information for you for the last waypoint.Hope it helps,


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Guest Lenny Zaman

do it like most real pilots do... pen and paper..just make a list of the waypoints, their ETA, ATA, EFOB and AFOBin the PROGG page you can find these info's when pressing the 'POS REPORT' LSK(6LSK??)Afterwards put em into an excell file for easy analysis...Cheers

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Good points; however, I'm trying to automate collection of time over waypoint for a lab project, so stubby pencil is not really efficient. We are looking at variability of arrival times due to winds, etc., and it seems like if the FMS emulation knows when it passes a waypoint, there should be some way to output to an external file.Thanks for you responses - good advice in any case.

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Well...You should be able to extract the aircraft position from FSUIPC variables and compare to your waypoint coords. When the difference between these two sets of coords decreases to within a certain limit you trigger a log event which will extract fuel status and time and write it to a text file. All this is happening outside of FS of course.Should be feasible in VB with some help from the FSUIPC SDK. That would be my take on the scientific approach.Cheers,


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