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Which flightplanner and how to load plans?

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I understand Plan-G, which I use for VFR in P3D, doesn't play nice with XP11. Are there any other planners that do work with XP11? (Odd that XP doesn't even have a basic planner!) I am afraid that using Plan-G P3D data for my XP plans may give odd results.

 

And if I do manage to create and save a plan: how can I load it into (for instance) the GPS of the Cessna? I can't find a 'load flightplan' option. I did find old instructions but they show a button the new version doesn't have...?

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Thanks for the tip but it is not really suited for scenic VFR routes. I'd like for instance to plot a route through valleys from one small airport to another like I can with Plan-G...

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I've been using the trial of Pilot2ATC.  It has a really nice flight planner.  It does not read the XPlane scenry like PlanG, but most real world airports are there, and you can set user waypoints anywhere you want I think.  The map feature is quite nice, with a choice of sattelite, terrain, roads, and charts.

 

BTW, P2ATC works fine with XP11 for ATC.  It's a really nice program.  

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I wouldn't bail out on Plan-G yet if you like it. It needs updating to read XP11's new Navigraph data format, and the author has posted on the Plan-G forum that he already has the code written. He just has to test it with XP11 and release the updated version of the program. Meanwhile I think an exported .fms file can still be read in XP11. Most of that data won't have changed.

 

For anyone new to X-Plane, this is a great donationware program if you don't need full SIDS and STARS. It's perfect the GA bush flying I do.

 

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I wouldn't bail out on Plan-G yet if you like it. It needs updating to read XP11's new Navigraph data format, and the author has posted on the Plan-G forum that he already has the code written. He just has to test it with XP11 and release the updated version of the program. Meanwhile I think an exported .fms file can still be read in XP11. Most of that data won't have changed.

 

For anyone new to X-Plane, this is a great donationware program if you don't need full SIDS and STARS. It's perfect the GA bush flying I do.

That's good to hear. Plan-G is really great.

 

But does anyone know if you can load planes into the Cessna?

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And if I do manage to create and save a plan: how can I load it into (for instance) the GPS of the Cessna? I can't find a 'load flightplan' option. I did find old instructions but they show a button the new version doesn't have...?

 

Ok, if you are able to save a flightplan in .fms format and place it in the "Output/FMS Plans" folder, you should be able to load it in the C172 GPS. You have to go to the flightplan page (FPL), then, if I remember correctly, press "MENU", then you have to scroll to the second page of the menu with the rotating cursor, and you should see a list of flight plans (.fms), then you select it and load it in the GPS.

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Murmur is right. If the fms plan is in the specified folder it will show up on the second FPL page of the GNS. Then hit the cursor button, scroll down to the plan you want to load and hit ENT. This should do the job.

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Check out SkyDemon if you don't mind payware. Great features for VFR flying in Europe. Monthly subscription available for testing. 

 

Forgot to mention EFASS, apparently not in development any more but AIRAC updates are working fine.

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Plan G is the easiest and quickest way to do a flight plan, in conjunction with Skyvector. 

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Plan G is the easiest and quickest way to do a flight plan, in conjunction with Skyvector.

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