Sign in to follow this  
el_kab0ng

Best web-enabled flight plan mapper?

Recommended Posts

I currently use a variety of websites to do flight planning (flightaware.com, sim routes, etc), but none of them give me a decent map of the route I plan to take. I find that transitions to STARS don't always work out the way I intended and I'd like to see a map of the proposed flight plan BEFORE getting up into the skies.Has anyone come across a web-enabled flight planner that displays a nifty map of the route?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Unfortunately it appears as though you have to pay to be a member to use their flight planning software.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i don't know where you fly so my answer will come from my own experience -i've not seen USA high-altitude charts free on-line. true, it has been YEARs since i have looked. i have a now very old set that work fine 99% of the time (US H1-6). you can buy these charts at airports that have a pilot shop. i got mine from a map store in mesa, AZ, back in 1998. there are also on-line sources for the gov't charts (these are usually cheaper than jeppesen's).i have seen on-line sectionals (low altitude). these are a challenge to use for a route of any lenght as one must have a 4' monitor.IVAO canada has a good www with high-altitude charts (for CN obviously) -http://dev.ivao.ca/charts/same again for VATCAN (VATSIM) -http://bathursted.ccnb.nb.ca/vatcan/fir/mo...e/EN/index1.cfm(as for the on-line sectionals the CN high altitude charts are hard to view as the PDFs are of charts 4'+ long when in paper form.)USA SIDs, STARs and airport charts can be viewed for free (printing cost is up to what type of printer you own) -http://www.naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/d_tppthere are also VATSIMs chart links (find a surprising number of things if you feel like digging for a bit) -http://charts.vatsim.net/--

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For planning in the US http://www.fltplan.com/ has both low and high altitude charts for planning. It's a real world flight planning site, but registration is free and works fine for simming. Shows all airways, VORs, and departure and arrival gates for the various SIDs and STARS.EwingKATLAlcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a store, not a government agency.MSI K8N Neo2 PlatinumAMD Opteron 185 2.6 Ghz Dual Core2GB Kingston HyperX (2X1GB) Dual Channel DDR 2-3-2-6 @ 1TXFX nVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256MB DDR3 AGPSound Blaster Audigy LSSilverStone Decathlon 750W +12v@60A +5v@30AFS9 on WinXPPro (SP1)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW. Just did a dry run using a bugmenot login and that site is chok full of details. My only complaint is that it's a bit cluttered, but I think it's usable. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this