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Question on flight planning in AS16

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Hi everyone!

 

I am fairly new to AS16 and really like the weather engine. I also use the GTN750 with every plane in the hangar. When I construct the FP in AS16, then load the sim, I again have to enter the FP in the GTN750. Is there a way to migrate this from AS16 and not have to re-enter? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

Maybe i should ask this in the Flight 1 forum?

 

Lennie

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I also use the GTN750 with every plane in the hangar. When I construct the FP in AS16, then load the sim, I again have to enter the FP in the GTN750. Is there a way to migrate this from AS16 and not have to re-enter?

Simple answer NO.

 

The GTN750 will not import/export flight plans made with ASN, AS16 or any other Flight Planner.

It uses uses Garmin's own database.

 

The AS16 Flight plans are basic (Direct GPS, VOR-VOR, VOR-NDB only, albeit you can modify them), even thought it connects to Navigraph (No Airways, SID's or STAR's)

Hopefully HiFi will implement those in the future.

 

Making Flight Plans using the GTN750 flight planner with SkyVector or some Flight Tracker will give you the most realistic FP..

You can store/recall and edit up to 100 FPs in each GTN.

 

Cheers.

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Yeah this has never been an option when using third party Garmin GPS. Reality XP's beautiful units also required the input via sim (GPS). No import option as mentioned above.

 

If you think about it, this is more realistic despite being an extra step. You file and obtain a flight plan in the real world, you wouldn't have an import option there either. Gotta program it. If you are using DPs and STARs it's faster. I just flew a real route from KASE to KAPA and it was all DP/STAR routing. Pretty fast.

 

Sorry though, the GPS is a closed system. It'll never import a plan. For short routes don't worry so much about each waypoint in Active Sky. Also you can save routes in sim and GPS for later repeating.

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I don't think that it's impossible for someone to figure out how to create a linkage between the GPS flight plan and what is in the flight sim. For example, with only a few hours of effort I was able to reverse engineer the GTN file format for its checklists. This, however is a trivial accomplishment when compared to doing the same for the GTN's internal flight plans.

 

BTW, don't ask me for the details of the checklist hack, because Flight1 frowns upon any modification of Garmin's intellectual property. I provided them with the details and agreed not to explain anything about it publicly.

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OK. Many thanks that what i needed to know. I have more time at this stage in life a few extra minutes is really no big deal!

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