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KJFK - EGLL with a stop in Tunisia??? (Graphic attached

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I was making (well, trying to) a flight plan from New York to London today and FS2002 gave me this weird route, basically New York -> Tunisia (yes in Africa!), Tunisia -> London. What's that??? What the reason for this weird leg in my trip???Any changes in airports or the other way round (London to New York) gave me the same results...It happens if I go from New York to Paris also.Any ideas?

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Well, it hapens in any transatlantic flight... tried London-Miami... FS2002 flight planner gave me a flight with a stop in South America...

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Long flihgts in general.... I've been trying different routes the whole night. FS always gives me some weird route.

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Hmmmmmm I'm a really great fan of Freewares you know... :)Any "cheaper" solution?

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ask for a rea-lie flight plan in the flight plan forum and just set up the flightplan yourself

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yep, fsbuild is freeware. it's not perfect but it's a whole lot better than the MS flight planner...

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The reason is probably that the engine looks first for a destination to a similar latitude. NY and Tunis are at about the same latitude. I begin to realize that simulators do not take into account the earth's curvature, which is also probably one of the reasons why the clouds don't meet the horizon.

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Head over to the VATSIM-UK website and look at the NATs routing. Better yet, if you aren't using VATSIM (and they use a single fixed set of NATs), head on over to Glideslope.de website and read all about the real NAT/NAR system. The, invest in FSNavigator (the best money you will ever spend on any add-on, of any kind), or download a copy of NAV3.x and manually enter the NAT waypoints.

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NAV 3.1 is also pretty nice. It uses a map display to plan routes and you can even add SIDs and STARs. You can get it from the hanger sites at AVSIM.

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Thanks a lot guys, I'll try those programs you recommended.The earth's curvature explanation sounds very very reasonable, specially because since it's a M$ software, I'm sure they never thought of all possibilities, like a Brazilian guy trying to fly from the US to England... lolCheers!

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Heu guys I'm using FSbuild 1.40.... great FREE software, a bit tricky to learn to use but very very useful specially the PIC 767 FMS configs... great great great.

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