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Utility for creating/adding ILS Approaches

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helloIs their utility for creating ILS approaches that ATC will recognized and follow? I use AFCAD to create a new ILS for a airport, but ATC only gave me visual approach procedure while flying IFR. I have tried creating an ILS approach using xml coding, but wonder if their is a utility that aids in this?Lee

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Many people would like such a beast. Right now it is hard to just decode the default approaches, let alone edit or create new ones.scott s..

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I too have been trying to write an ILS and GPS approach, but so far without success.The developers of MSFS must have written a thousand or more of these things for all the default airports. Did they do each one by hand, or do they have some shortcut method or tool for doing this?Martin

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They probably used a commercial database and converted it. The problem is that the details on how to do approaches rely on a spec called ARINC 424. This spec is not in the public domain -- you have to buy it. IF you had it in hand, you could probably use it to build a utility. FS seems to only implement a subset of possible legs. Some data is not actually used by FS either. I've found doing "RNAV" appraoches isn'tthat hard, since most the legs are just IF / TF with maybe a CA in the missed approach to an HA.search on poster Jim Vile AKA "jvile" here, on flightsim.com, and Projectai.com and between the 3 you should find info sufficient to try your hand at an ILS approach.scott s..

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Thanks all. I hoping thier was a utility for approachs, but guess not. Thanks Scott for the tips. I been working on ILS approach, and thanks to Jim Vile and his efforts and many posts, I managed to get a active ILS working at CYLW. Still needs tweaks, but at least ATC knows CYLW has an ILS now and vectors me for the ILS.Lee

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I just ran across a fine utility for doing what you are describing.Look for ils_gps_approach_creator_v1.zipby Martin GleesonGood luck.

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LOL... This post is almost one year old, but thanks for the file name. I'll check into it, as I'm currently writing atc approaches by hand.Lee

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That program will do a quick-and-dirty approach, acceptable to ATC, but if you want it to match a chart you need to do it by hand.scott s..

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