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VfrFlight - new free VFR flight planner

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Hi,

 

I know there is quite a lot real world pilots like me here, so I'd like to share with you my free VFR planner - VfrFlight. It took me about a year to develop this application and it's purpose is to help you with VFR planning.

 

Whatsmore, it has possibility to export created flight plan to FSX / P3D. You can freely drag waypoints all over the map, enter their GPS coords or just search in DB. Hence, it can be used by simmers as well to get "as real as it gets". You can create flight plan and prepare for flight in the same way that pilots are doing.

 

My intention is not to replace PlanG (it's more like free alternative to SkyDeamon or SkyVector). However you can use features that are not available in PlanG for VFR plan ie. landmarks / checkpoints on your route segments to check time in dead reckoning.

 

Screenshots and more information about features here:


 

Feel free to report me bugs and feature requests. I am happy to develop this project further!

 

Best regards,

Lukasz

 

P.S. I am not a native English speaker so I would love to get your help with any grammar and translation mistakes.

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I go to downloads and click on V1.0 but it wont download.

 

Docs look really good, thanks for this

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I go to downloads and click on V1.0 but it wont download.

 

Docs look really good, thanks for this

 

I was able to download without a problem so link seems fine.

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I go to downloads and click on V1.0 but it wont download.

 

Do you still have problems? Do you get 503, or downloads won't start?

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I was looking at the screen shots but there are no PDF docs available yet? 

 

EDIT

 

No problems

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I was looking at the screen shots but there are no PDF docs available yet? 

 

I will do some documentation soon. Probably this weekend.

Maybe I will create some short video tutorial for introduction to features.

 

At current moment you can load "example flight plan" at the beginning to see what could be done.

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Yes saw that and I like the ruler function, very useful.

 

It wont let me import a plan from fsx though.

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It wont let me import a plan from fsx though.

 

Can you send me you flight plan by mail? I will check it - lukaszkulasek (at) gmail.com

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Like this a tutorial would be good for the non pilots pls. :)

 

I've been thinking about that.

I will try to do video tutorial covering dead reckoning and flight planning with this tool for non pilots too.

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Excellent work, a good blend of simplicity and functionality. Easy to use, and can be run on any PC, so the flight can be planned and the PDF printed off anywhere, ready for my flight when I fire up FSX.

Thanks

Eugene 

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Very Nice! Very lightweight and quick. Looking forward to what comes next.

 

Thank You

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I hope that this weekend I will do the first video.

And in next upcoming update I want to include W&B calculations, so it could be used with A2A C172/Cherokee.

 

I will let you know in this thread.

 

Lukasz

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Great VID Lukasz, makes the programme very easy to understand - looking forward to part 2...

Eugene

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Looks great! The most useful part are all these real world practices which are missing in all other VFR planing tools like Plan-G. Finally someone did it! Great work!

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Is there any chance to import airspaces from FSX/P3D or any other worldwide source?

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Great VID Lukasz, makes the programme very easy to understand - looking forward to part 2...

Eugene

 

There are already 4 parts more. In total of ~31 minutes.

They cover flight planning + executing dead reckoning and following the route.

 

Here are all the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLha7fG74HaJMCiO53jaoU8oQkZ7nqfj0T

 

 

Is there any chance to import airspaces from FSX/P3D or any other worldwide source?

 

Yes, as soon as I get some free data I will use it.

When the number of FSX/P3D users will grow to some significant level I will do possibility to import data from FSX/P3D :rolleyes:

Now I am focusing on missing things for real world flying.

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Now I am focusing on missing things for real world flying.

 

What I'm missing are the frequencies for nearby VORs and ATIS. Would be very useful to see them in generated PDF. And the other thing are the published waypoints to be shown on map (but this seems to be the same problem as airspaces visualization).

 

As for worldwide free source of data... not sure if it could help, but take a look on this: http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids3.html. This is a free update for FSX/P3D of real world data.

 

And small bug report when running VFRflight on Mac:

 

1. Window sizes are wrong. Dialogs are smaller than required. Here is screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15957127/vfrflight%202014-10-09%20%D0%B2%202.32.59.png

2. Sending bug report from inside app doesn't work - "Error sending email" message when Send button was clicked.

 

3. Main VFRflight dialog is always on top of all other windows, which is wrong and inconvenient.


And the other one issue: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15957127/vfrflight-weather-rep.png

 

Weather report is not shown. METAR/TAF was found and shown correctly.

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