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  1. Hi, I have an issue with runway data for an airport; I use Navigraph data. On a recent flight EDDF-SBGL I could not select any runway for SBGL: no runway nor any STARs were listed. I had previous received an FMS alert saying that there was an issue with runway 14 at SBGL. That runway does not even exist (and precisely that could be the source of error: some bogus runway with bogus data is in the database, screwing up all the rest). Does anyone have the same problem? Any ideas how to fix this? The problem seems to persist, I have experienced it for the current AIRAC cycle as well as the previous one. Thanks for any help, Chris
  2. Very exciting! Indeed I would love for them to throw in a SP.
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    Terminal 2 for Imaginesim Delhi VIDP

    Wow, thank you!! I'll try this out immediately. Thanks, Chris
  4. I have installed Imaginesim's Delhi airport scenery. The ADE file excludes Terminal 2. Is there any ADE somewhere that does *include* it? Terminal 2 has been refurbished and is now used by Goair, so I would like to use that in my sim as well. Thanks. Chris
  5. Hi, I plan to do some ultra long range flights and have the problem that flying the airways/navaids along the great circle route or close to it is not the optimal route. Prevailing winds may make another route, possibly thousands of miles away, a better choice. For instance, Delhi-San Francisco great circle route goes North over Western China, to the Kazakh-Mongolia border, the Central Siberian Plateau and out to the East Siberian Sea, touching the American continent at the North-Western tip of Alaska, along the Alaska/Canada West Coast down to California. However, the route really flown by planes is about 3,500 miles further South for the Delhi-San Francisco route, going over Myanmar, the Beijing region, Southern Japan and over the Pacific. The San Francisco-Delhi flights route go the other way around, heading North-East toward Alberta and Baffin Island in Canada, Greenland, the Northern tip of Norway, slightly East of Moscow, down into Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, and on to Delhi. The reason is of course weather/winds (there are slight variations to these routings, but it's always in a corridor around these routes). And there are plenty of routes who fly far away from the GCR Now: all the tools for flight simulation that calculate routes automatically try to match the GCR. But with the wind patterns that wouldn't be the best route. Is there any tool (desktop app or online) that finds routes optimizing for wind and weather? Thanks, Chris
  6. I am currently doing a flight from Alert (CYLT) on the Northern end of Ellismere Island in Canada, the world's Northernmost airport, to Lonyearbyen in Spitsbergen. The route goes over the Northern tip of Greenland, the most Northern longitude I reach is 83 degrees North, and only towards the end do I descend South of 80 degrees North. I have winter season set (February), and indeed I have a Polar night with only a bit of sun peaking over the horizon very far away. In the real world most - and usually - all of that part of the world is covered by ice. However, in FSX, the Arctic Ocean shows as water. Very unrealistic. Is there anything that can be done about that? Thanks
  7. I have read most of the reviews and posts on this site and others, but most of them aren't very recent and may therefore not reflect all the changes brought by the various service packs. So I have some questions before buying the Captain Sim 737. 1. In most reviews and posts there is mentioning that the FDE of the CS 737 isn't optimal. Has that been addressed in one of the service patches? If not, there seem to be some tweeks that can be found on some sites, could someone point me to them? 2. What I like about the planes from the era pre-FMC/GPS/LNAV is navigation using INS. Does the Captain Sim 737 now work with an INS (CIVA or other)? Some posts in the forums suggested that since the latest SP 1.6 this no longer works. 3. Liveries - on the Captain Sim site it says that all liveries will also work with the C/F model. What exactly does that mean? Can I for instance take an Alaska livery done for the -200 passenger and use it on the C/F version without problems? 4. Lastly, is there a gravel kit version? I would have loved asking those questions on the CS' own forum but one has to have purchased the product before accessing the forum. No good for me since I am still in consideration phase. Thanks for any information. (NB: I had originally posted this in the FSX forum before I realised that there was an unofficial Captain Sim forum here. I had previously only checked the Captain Sim forums on their site, but there I don't have access to the 737 section because I haven't bought it yet. I'll alert forum moderators in the FSX to delete my thread because it is the same question as this one. Apologies for the confusion)
  8. I have read most of the reviews and posts on this site and others, but most of them aren't very recent and may therefore not reflect all the changes brought by the various service packs. So I have some questions before buying the Captain Sim 737. 1. In most reviews and posts there is mentioning that the FDE of the CS 737 isn't optimal. Has that been addressed in one of the service patches? If not, there seem to be some tweeks that can be found on some sites, could someone point me to them? 2. What I like about the planes from the era pre-FMC/GPS/LNAV is navigation using INS. Does the Captain Sim 737 now work with an INS (CIVA or other)? Some posts in the forums suggested that since the latest SP 1.6 this no longer works. 3. Liveries - on the Captain Sim site it says that all liveries will also work with the C/F model. What exactly does that mean? Can I for instance take an Alaska livery done for the -200 passenger and use it on the C/F version without problems? 4. Lastly, is there a gravel kit version? I would have loved asking those questions on the CS' own forum but one has to have purchased the product before accessing the forum. No good for me since I am still in consideration phase. Thanks for any information.
  9. THe title says it all. The Aeromexico 77L repaint has a Star Alliance sticker on the fuselage. It should be a Skyteam sticker. Maybe that could be corrected and updated. Thansk for an otherwise absolutely wonderful plane. Chris
  10. THe title says it all. The Aeromexico 77L repaint has a Star Alliance sticker on the fuselage. It should be a Skyteam sticker. Maybe that could be corrected and updated. Thansk for an otherwise absolutely wonderful plane. Chris
  11. I need some guidance and orientation on how to procede here. In my newly set up FSX (just moved from FS9) I want to have the following: -. improved ground textures - correct coast lines, lakes, etc - fantastic mesh especially for mountain regions (Alps, Rockies, Andes, Himalaya) - adding "landmarks" like harbours, famous buildings, etc. I have looked through several webpages by FTX, Pilots!, Flight 1. And I am confused about which one to buy. Is the following correct: - FTX Global for ground textures? - FTX Vector for coast lines, etc? - FS Global Ultimate for mesh? - Flight 1 Ultimate Terrain for landmarks? But then what do the following products add: - FTX Open LC Europe? - FTX Terrain Regions? Thank you for any help in chosing the right products and indicating if they are compatible. Thanks!
  12. In FS9 I had a neat setup that showed for every AI plane the following: 1. ui_manufacturer, ui_aircraft type ("Boeing 747-400") 2. Callsign, flightnumber ("LUFTHANSA 400") 3. Departure, destination ("EDDF-KJFK") Now that I have FSX I get things like the aircraft type ("Aardvark"). How can I change that and show what I had in FS9? Thanks Chris
  13. So I tried what was suggested by posters - thanks everybody for all the hints! However so far it's been somewhat frustrating. The Justflight/PSS product does not work for me in FSX, maybe that is because I am running Windows 8.1. The Majestic 8-300 is sold only in the TRAINING version, but still I bought it for USD 159 (!!). A nice plane, but I can't find any repaints for it. Also, I wouldn't know how to merge that panel with the Dreamwings Dash 8-100 and -200. There seems to have been some freeware panel by the same chap that developed the Majestic payware (Fanda?), but I haven't really figured out where to find the latest version and if that will work with the Dreamwings -100 and -200. Any thoughts or hints?
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    Suddenly in flight, no more ATC

    Precisely that is the problem that I have. ATC just disappears in the middle of the flight. Never the ground, tower, or departure controller, always the centre. And for me, it happens on *every* flight. Any way to address that issue?