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Hi People,Since i bought FS 2004, whenever i load a flightplan from Europe to US and back - the FS gives me a weird route through Greenland, Canada and then to US. I think this problem is well known. any new Developments on this issue and how can i change this.Thanks Marek LOWW

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Hi,That's called the 'great circle' route and it is the shortest route between 2 points on a sphere (i.e. earth).Almost all transatlantic routes from (northern) Europe to US are going (more or less) via Ireland/Island-Greenland-Canada.

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I know but try a flight plan out - it will route you almost to Anchorage and then back to KJFK e.gCheck it out and reply please

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It's most definitely not a great circle route as you have discovered!The problem is that there are no permanent airways across the Atlantic and hence none in the Flight Sim database. In real life, however, there are published North Atlantic tracks which change daily.When you ask flight sim to find a high altitude airways route across the Atlantic it follows the airways in its database, resulting in the strange routing you've seen. To get around this you can either get Flight Sim to assign a GPS routing which will take you directly to your destination, or you can use a third party flight planner, such as FSBuild, which holds details of the North Atlantic Tracks and can export the route to flight sim.

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