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  1. After all 👍, flying VFR over Australia will be a pleasure instead of a nervous search for charts ... 😉 Regards, Peter
  2. Have you chosen proper aircraft performance profile? Excerpt from LNM manual: "ETA: Estimated time of arrival. This is a static value and not updated while flying. Calculated based on the selected aircraft performance profile. Empty if performance calculation failed.| Regards, Piotr
  3. Under LNM press <F4> key, then switch tab from "Airports" to "Navaids", type in "LAMOX" in name field, choose point LAMOX (it's only one so no problem with decision which you're looking for), CTRL-I -> info about, CTRL-M -> focus/show on map (or rb-mouse context menu). In general it's better search navigational points directly via "Navaid" tab than choosing airports in"Airports" tab and looking for around given airfield ... 😛 I hope this clue helps you 🙂 Regards, Piotr
  4. And what's more - IMHO this method is better as it lets save pattern in separate lnmpln file and then merged this with the main flight plan as needed 🙂 Tnx for this clue Alex! 👍 Regards, Piotr
  5. In FAA regulations the "non standard pattern" is described as pattern other than standard traffic performed in direction other than left and/or at altitudes other than standard, so usually "standard" means "left handed rectangular" and "non-standard" means "right-handed rectangular" (nothing about other than rectangular shapes there). Similar like a holding definition - "standard" holding is right handed, "non-standard" holding is left handed. I think it's better write here about "left handed non-rectangular pattern" and "right handed non-rectangular pattern" So at EDKB we've got "right-handed non-rectangular pattern rwy 11" and "left -handed non-rectangular pattern rwy 29" and everything is clear (warning! - look for charts) 🙂 Of course we can also "put all in one bag" and everything what isn't left handed performed at 1000' (1500' for jets, 500' for helos if I remember well) and rectangular shaped call as "non-standard" but this doesn't give us any additional info (I'm pragmatic as it's possible and like exact simple informative descriptions). Regards, Piotr
  6. OK. I've digged more and more and at last I've found what I want 🙂 1) your chart is an original - it's not a fake 2) it's a visual landing chart, current official chart can be downloaded from here: https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/dvd/eAIP_26_JAN_2023/Atlas-VAC/PDF_AIPparSSection/VAC/AD/AD-2.LFRN.pdf 3) this strange oval works only when plane approach to land on 14/14L (btw. non-standard - right-handed), 4) approaches to 14/14L and to 10 are merged and common (finals of course) 5) approach to 32/32R and departure from 32/32R create standard (left handed) pattern IMHO such a strange oval on southern side is made only for separating traffic on patterns for 10 and for 14/14L - simply here isn't got enough place to make an independent traffic flows, so they've made such a "monster" but only for 14/14L approach, as for 32/32R is still a normal pattern there. So for 14/14L/32/32R exist two separate shapes depend on flow direction. I don't believe that exists any aviation software able to draw "automatically" such a shape, I think it was drawed manually like most such an exotic landing approaches - for example at Lukla. Regards, Piotr
  7. Are you sure it's an original Jeppesen chart but not an "Internet fake"? I'm asking because I've checked Jeppesen's legend guides for 2006, 2012, 2020 and no such symbols nor similar examples there. In the meantime I've also checked non-Jeppesen official french charts for LFRN airport and there is/was no VFR charts nor procedures for this airport published, nor even IFR charts for 14/32 as IFR procedures for LFRN only exist for 10/28. I suppose "joy creativity" here - probably based on circle-to-land constraints from IFR charts for LFRN, but maybe I'm wrong 🙂 As you can notice, on your chart there is even missed approach part of procedure drawed (after REN VOR/DME), what usually isn't part of VFR traffic pattern (but it's drawed on IFR approach charts), as after missed approach in VFR circuit flight could be simply continued again and again. It looks very strange for me. Regards, Piotr ps. you can download current LFRN from here (official French military portal): https://www.dircam.dsae.defense.gouv.fr/images/Stories/Doc/MIAC1/miac1_rennes_lfrn.pdf
  8. A moment ago, I've checked the French AIP and it hasn't got any VFR charts for LFRN airport nor other info about non-standard patterns atthis airport what means the patterns at LFRN are standard (or not existing because of terrain). Are you sure you've thought about the patterns - maybe you're confusing IFR circular approach with traffic pattern which is for VFR traffic flow? Regards, Piotr
  9. Standard pattern - left handed circuit Non-standard pattern - right handed circuit Both types are available to create under LNM 🙂 You can decide also what is the downwind distance to runway, about final length (it's called in LNM as base leg leg to runway threshold) and pattern altitude (you can write any alt you want, LNM adds it to terrain's height). Entry and exit indicators points are fixed - entry as standard 45deg close middle downwind, exit as standard straight and 45deg upwind,so to expand this I sometimes draw additional entry/exit lines via "measure distance" tool. In general, "measure tool" is very handy to draw helpful lines. Regards, Piotr ps. what is "not a perfect pattern"? IMHO every pattern is perfect only not every pilot can perform this exactly (me for example 😛 ), typical performance error - "dog leg"
  10. You know, it's not so easy draw in LNM but it's possible as it's the great app 😄 Regards, Piotr
  11. One question - if I understand GPL3 license well, there is no problem for using LNM in other projects (not only for development purposes)? Here are my last two medial projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Ge95rJ8HI&list=PLlL5wMXt5YPU7urKGThDrBPlahm7TVCrh The LNM was used in movies #00 and #10. BTW as you can see it's possible "drawing" in this app, only it's slightly hard 🙂 I'm asking only for formal purposes, wouldn't like to remove movies later because of license violation. Regards, Piotr
  12. To your flight plan I've added 3 example extra RNAV points WP1-WP3. FPL in lnmpln format looks like: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <LittleNavmap xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="https://www.littlenavmap.org/schema/lnmpln.xsd"> <Flightplan> <Header> <FlightplanType>IFR</FlightplanType> <CruisingAlt>24000</CruisingAlt> <CreationDate>2023-03-11T18:49:58+01:00</CreationDate> <FileVersion>1.1</FileVersion> <ProgramName>Little Navmap</ProgramName> <ProgramVersion>2.8.9</ProgramVersion> <Documentation>https://www.littlenavmap.org/lnmpln.html</Documentation> </Header> <SimData Cycle="2302">XP11</SimData> <NavData Cycle="2302">NAVIGRAPH</NavData> <AircraftPerformance> <FilePath>FA7X.lnmperf</FilePath> <Type>FA7X</Type> </AircraftPerformance> <Procedures> <Approach> <Name>LARAV</Name> <ARINC>R23-Y</ARINC> <Runway>23</Runway> <Type>RNAV</Type> <Suffix>Y</Suffix> </Approach> </Procedures> <Waypoints> <Waypoint> <Name>Wellington Intl</Name> <Ident>NZWN</Ident> <Type>AIRPORT</Type> <Pos Lon="174.805283" Lat="-41.327221" Alt="41.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>SABDA</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="174.475601" Lat="-41.793560" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>WP1</Ident> <Type>USER</Type> <Pos Lon="173.639023" Lat="-42.248852" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>MESIX</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="173.250519" Lat="-43.109371" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Name>Christchurch</Name> <Ident>CH</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Airway>H159</Airway> <Type>VOR</Type> <Pos Lon="172.514633" Lat="-43.504112" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>WP2</Ident> <Type>USER</Type> <Pos Lon="172.353622" Lat="-43.687737" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>GUPUT</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="171.718338" Lat="-43.836464" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>SUNAR</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Airway>Y266</Airway> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="171.411728" Lat="-43.966999" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>UPNIX</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Airway>Y266</Airway> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="170.752396" Lat="-44.242954" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>WP3</Ident> <Type>USER</Type> <Pos Lon="170.409042" Lat="-44.520012" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>ELRUV</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="169.832611" Lat="-44.617188" Alt="24000.00"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Ident>ATKIL</Ident> <Region>NZ</Region> <Type>WAYPOINT</Type> <Pos Lon="169.243637" Lat="-44.830662" Alt="20149.85"/> </Waypoint> <Waypoint> <Name>Queenstown</Name> <Ident>NZQN</Ident> <Type>AIRPORT</Type> <Pos Lon="168.739243" Lat="-45.021236" Alt="1167.00"/> </Waypoint> </Waypoints> </Flightplan> And for above I got the following FMS file for XP11/XP12 export: I 1100 Version CYCLE 2302 ADEP NZWN ADES NZQN DESRWY RW23 APP R23-Y NUMENR 13 1 NZWN ADEP 41.000000 -41.327221 174.805283 11 SABDA DRCT 24000.000000 -41.793560 174.475601 28 WP1 DRCT 24000.000000 -42.248852 173.639023 11 MESIX DRCT 24000.000000 -43.109371 173.250519 3 CH H159 24000.000000 -43.504112 172.514633 28 WP2 DRCT 24000.000000 -43.687737 172.353622 11 GUPUT DRCT 24000.000000 -43.836464 171.718338 11 SUNAR Y266 24000.000000 -43.966999 171.411728 11 UPNIX Y266 24000.000000 -44.242954 170.752396 28 WP3 DRCT 24000.000000 -44.520012 170.409042 11 ELRUV DRCT 24000.000000 -44.617188 169.832611 11 ATKIL DRCT 20149.847656 -44.830662 169.243637 1 NZQN ADES 1167.000000 -45.021236 168.739243 As you can see everything works fine 🙂 The only thing I guess is that you try to add some RNAV points to/after STAR or Approach or to/before SID, and then of course it's impossible as it isn't written in FMS file. To get this you have to switch on "Export waypoints for Approaches" and "Export waypoints for Star" and then all STAR and approach points will be written in FMS file and it will be possible reload fms file as the set of points and add new RNAV to the STAR or Approach. I hope I've understood your problem in correct way. Regards, Piotr
  13. It's very nice and this flight makes respect, but I'm afraid that overflying Mach Loop in the C17A is much easier than in B744, as its landing distance is 2 times shorter than B744 -> what implies its stall speed has to be much lower than B744 and in general speed ranges are wider. In general C17A dispite its great weight and dimensions is very agile craft 🙂 I'm still hoping somebody creates good free model of C17A for X-Plane (on xplane.org is one model but it seems it's the old one upgraded from XP9 to XP11) Regards, Piotr
  14. As I've recently "played" military aviation (because of new IVAO SO World Tour), I've just finished two funny VA projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Ge95rJ8HI&list=PLlL5wMXt5YPU7urKGThDrBPlahm7TVCrh Movies: #00-#06 - Mach Loop project #10-#13 - White Sands project Video #06 from Mach Loop project is with the special dedication to @mSparks 🙂 ps. still thinking about your B744 model and Mach Loop ... 😉 😉 😉
  15. You can always use "Distance measure tool" in LNM and manually draw segments of polygon 🙂 Regards, Piotr ps. but not easier to use professional free GIS software? - for example QGIS can change map projection, draw great circle, work with spherical mode, export to many formats. etc ... 😛
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