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What are my options for Pilotedge with P3D navdata

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Hey guys,

I am getting ready to get on board with PE as I finally want to properly sim with ATC and spend less time "setting/tweaking" my sim.  Anyway here is the issue

For PE you want latest Nav DB and latest Airport AFCADs....now I do know the options like FSAerodata and Hans.Sors (the freeone) and good ole Navigraph updates.

If flying airliners with navigraph - then there really isn't any problems but I am planning to fly GA and get some CAT ratings on PE.

Here is what I have 

Orbx all US FTX Regions and US airports - Now with this most of the airports should be fine but what Airac updates? If I use FSAerodata - it apparently has an issue with P3D4.5HF2 as it is now below the addon sceneries vs being on top.  

All of this would be different if I had latest Garmin updates for Reality XP 750 but I do not know any pilot who has Garmin db tied to real hardware.

My best conclusion that I can think of - is go to Xplane Route for GA flights - as the Navigraph updates the entire DB for Xplane and I can then use X1000 on most of the planes.  Once I am ready to fly Heavies (I would fire up P3Dv4.5HF2) for PE.

 

Is my conclusion correct for this situation?

 

Thanks

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I use Aero.Sors to keep the core navdata updated.  GTN updates are tricky to come by unless you know someone who has that data.  The FS Aerodata/Navigraph solution is also decent from what I hear and read.  These really are your only options.  What issues are you speaking of with Orbx products?  I own and use all of them for the PE area.

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@Skywolf you can sign up to the forum without a subscription. Would be good to check with those folks too.

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16 minutes ago, yurei said:

@Skywolf you can sign up to the forum without a subscription. Would be good to check with those folks too.

I am already on PE forums and Discord - Just super excited to get my simulation to the next level - I just can not fly randomly anymore (bored with that).  VoxATC is helping me for now.

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Technically CAT ratings don’t require updated nav data in the sim. You’re not going to be referencing any IFR navaids or shooting instruments approaches. I think I did all my CAT ratings using pilotage/dead reckoning and Skyvector for my VFR charts and airport info/diagrams. 
 

For CAT ratings, even the old Garmin data is good enough to get you through them. 


Chris

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9 hours ago, snglecoil said:

Technically CAT ratings don’t require updated nav data in the sim. You’re not going to be referencing any IFR navaids or shooting instruments approaches. I think I did all my CAT ratings using pilotage/dead reckoning and Skyvector for my VFR charts and airport info/diagrams. 
 

For CAT ratings, even the old Garmin data is good enough to get you through them. 

Thanks for this info

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