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I recently purchased the 737NG package, and have had a lot of pleasure using it. I'm also thinking of buying the 747 package, but there's just one thing I'm curious about.I've accumulated quite a few flight plans in the format which PMDG uses, including some long-range ones which would be more suited to 747 operations (I wouldn't think of using the 737 to fly London to Sydney, for example). I'm just wondering whether the flight plans for both the 737 and 747 packages are held in the same folder ??

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Yes they are, you'll note they are at ...PMDG/FLIGHTPLANS, which will remain the same location for both aircraft. There are different folders for FS9 and FSX tho-

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Thanks for that, Dan. I don't use FSX anyway, so that's not a problem.While I'm on this subject, I've downloaded almost all of the available PMDG flight plans from the AVSIM library, but they seem to be almost exclusively plans for flights from US airports. Does anyone know where I can get any others, particularly from European airfields, and particularly from Amsterdam-Schiphol (EHAM) ??Also,is it possible to convert a flight plan created with Flight Simulator (*.pln) format to PMDG format ??

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Are you referring to flight plans or sidstars?You can get flight plans from flightaware.com or http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ and many (myself included) use FSBuild2 to create plans that export both .pln and .rte formats.Global sidstars are available from navigraph, they are included with the navdata. Not free, but the cost is low. Steve Bell has sidstars for UK (http://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/747.html), Terry Yingling has sidstars for US & UK at http://planepath.com/ and I have US sidstars in the AVSIM library.There is an article on sidstars in PMDG Ops http://ops.precisionmanuals.com/wiki/SIDSTARSAs for conversion from MSFS .pln; the problem is the navdata in MSFS is old, outdated and doesn't include many fixes or newer routes. Why not use current routes and navdata?

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Thanks DanSIDs/STARs isn't a problem - I bought the latest AIRAC cycle (0805 I think) from navdata - and I've downloaded a couple of flight plans for London Heathrow from speedbirdonline.As to using the FS format, the problem I have isn't so much because some of the navdata is out of date, it's not being able to create flight plans from scratch (i.e. manually) because I don't have any airway charts for either US or European airspace.As for creating transatlantic flights the FS flight planner is more or less useless, because of a bug in it, a flight from say EGLL-KJFK would end up somewhere in NW Canada. I don't know for sure, but the same bug might cause errors in other long-range plans as well.It might be an idea to use FSBuild - where can I get hold of it ???

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