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Strange STAR errors with LEPA (Palma) airport

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Hello.

 

Here's a fast way to see the problem.

1) Start Pilot2ATC
2) Click New | for a new flightpaln
3) Click + Wpt | to add a new waypoint
4) Type EGNT | for Newcastle airport UK
5) Click + Wpt
6) Type LEPA | For Palma airport Majorca
7) Click + STAR
8) Click LOAD in the STAR Dialogue to accept the default STAR

The result will fly you from Northern England, to Southern England, to Majorca, then backwards and forwards between Majorca and Southern England four times before allowing you to land.
I'm no expert but I suspect that's not the most economic route :BigGrin:

Joking aside, there's definitely something weird going on, after this STAR has been drawn up, Pilot2ATC won't let you edit the legs in the flight plan.
The only way to change things is to start again from new.

Hope there's enough info here to highlight the problem.

Thanks.
Brent.

 

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Definitely the route promoted by the European Tourist Flyover Commission.

This problem will be fixed in the next update. 

As a workaround, enter an altitude and press Validate to get the route back to normal. 

 

Thanks,

Dave

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Thank you Dave.

"European Tourist Flyover Commission" LOL.

 

Peculiar though, the workaround didn't work. I'm guessing the EU's in league with the Aviation Fuel authority. Once validated, the route stays the same and shows a grand total of 7566 nautical miles :BigGrin:

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I think you may be on to something with the conspiracy.

 

I figured out the real problem has to do with some Great Circle Route Calculations crossing the Prime Meridian.   This error won't occur on shorter flights or if you avoid crossing the Prime Meridian and dateline for now. 

 

Did you upgrade to 2.0.1.10?  That's the one I tried the work-around on.

 

I've fixed the problem in the next update.  Should be out later this week. 

Sorry for the problem.

 

Dave

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Yes. :smile:

 

Just tried it in the v10 update and your fix works. It seems a LOT faster when calculating routes to.

 

Thank you.

Brent.

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