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Ernest

Airport Runway Layout

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Hello All.Other than using the default flight planner in FSX, is there a place or tool that I can use to get a runway layout? When I use GA Aircraft, I have no problem in making it onto the correct runway for landing. I've been using the Airliners more and more to make cross country flights and still have some trouble in landing on the right runway. There is nothing more annoying that hearing "your not cleared to land after a long flight. I'm looking for a layout so that I can make proper approaches to get lined up on the runway I intend to land on.Thanks in advance for any help. Hope I posted this in the right place.Ernest

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www.airnav.comOr, you could always buy an AFD (Airport and Facilities Directory) at your local FBO too. Sometimes they will give you the expired ones which are fine for flight sim. I usually give mine to the ground school for the students to use.If you join AOPA they send you one free that is really, really comprehensive- but it's technically not supposed to be used since it's not updated regularly- but again for flight sim it's fantastic. They send it to you for the free trial membership.

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I always look at the layout before flying...before doing any flight planning. I also go to airnav.com and view or print the airport diagram if it is an airport that I'm not familiar with.If I do an instrument approach, I can pretty much pull myself to the correct runway every time.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Hi Ernest,The most effective solution to this would be to purchase FS Flight Keeper which will scan your scenery files and produce airport maps as detailed as this http://www.flightkeeper.net/Screenshot07b.htmlFSFK is currently only available for FS9 but a FSX version is being developed. The beauty of this sytem is it's tailored to your installed scenery and involves no printing :-)Cheers,

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There used to be a tool sort of like that called Airport's Chart Viewer but it was abandoned around the time FS9 came out.scott s..

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Airport Charts Viewer works fine in FS9. You could also use AFCAD.EDIT: Sorry, I'm getting my forums confused. Ignore this post.Martin

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Earnest,It does sound like you just want to see where the destination runways are... Why not use the built-in map and zoom in on the destination airport?http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/176693.jpgOn the other hand, if I didn't know where the airport was, I would be using the airnav.com site to select the airport, then pull it up in the map view to help me find it in the sim's maphttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/176695.jpgLoyd

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Thank you to all who replied.All the info is a big help.I'll check out the verious sites that were posted.Ernest

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