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  1. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    Yahoo! I went into the C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\Databases\FPLN and deleted a pdf file and a user.wpt file and now I have an import button. Yeah! So I have one question? Did I need to install 6.21 and 6.50 into two different folders as I described above? Or could I have installed both into the same path C:\ProgramData\Garmin and C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin?
  2. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    So I just tried uninstalling both versions of the GTN trainer 6,21 and 6.50. I tried installing 6.21 to folders C:\ProgramData\GarminFSX and C:\Program Files (x86)\GarminFSX and 6.50 to C:\ProgramData\Garmin and C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin. Then I verified the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\F1GTN\FPL which the F1 GTN uses to import flight plans. Now the F1 GTN for FSX can import flight plans. But I still do not have an import button for the Reality XP GTN for XP11. I have created a folder C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\Databases\FPLN and placed several gfp files but still no import button.
  3. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    I am using the 6.5 trainer. Just reinstalled it. Now I have the flight plans in the XP GTN 750 that I had in the FSX GTN 750 and no flight plans in the FSX GTN 750. I still have no import button in XP where I have one in FSX. I was able to reimport flight plans back into the F1 GTN 750. The path for those flight plans to be imported by the way is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\F1GTN\FPL. The F1 GTN 750 is using the trainer version 6.21.0 and GPS version F1 2.05. The Reality XP is using GTN trainer 6.50.0 and GTN 2.5.7.0.
  4. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    No I guess I am not sure where the FPLN folder is supposed to be created. In the Reality XP GTN User's manual it says to create "C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\Databases\FPLN" and I did. That is not correct? And in that folder I have: KCOS_KSLC.gfp KDEN_KEGE.gfp KDEN_KPHX.gfp user.wpt Also I have the F1 GTN 750/650 installed and that has an import button.
  5. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    Thank you. I just followed the instructions and created a shortcut called FPLN which opens the GTN Flight Plan folder in my documents. By the way. The instructions for creating the shortcut do not work in windows to. It should say after creating the shortcut, right click on the shortcut select properties and then paste in the path to the folder you created, or something like that. After naming the shortcut there is no browse, just finish. The probblem I have been having as well is there in no Import button in either the GTN 750 or the trainer. Been trying to figure out how to fix that one.
  6. jfwharton

    Which folder to backup flight plans?

    Thank you but that doesn't answer my question. What is the default path where the flight plans are saved if I do not create a specific folder? But I will review that and see if I can create a folder and then create a flight plan and see if it saves it there. I just don't understand why it has been made so difficult when it should be simple. It should automatically create a folder in the my documents area.
  7. A while ago I had a problem with Windows 10 (go figure) and ended up having to reinstall it. I reinstalled both of my flight simulators, FSX SE and XP11 along with the F1 GTN 750/650 and Reality XP GTN 750/650. Searching the web I found the location of the Flight Plan files for the F1 GTN and copied them from my windows.old programdata\garmin folder. I am now looking for the location where the Reality XP GTN 750/650 saves it's flight plans so I can restore them. I have been searching quite a while and have not found that folder location. My goal it so add the folder(s) to my backup scheme so I can restore all of the flight plans instead of having to enter them manually all over again. The folder I have added to backup my F1 GTN flight plans is c:\programdata\garmin. I am running the steam version of FSX and XP11. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  8. This morning I was flying from KPUB to KDEN. P2A directed me to runway 17 for takeoff. After takeoff from KPUB, followed instructions, runway heading until 5,700' then left to 340, climb to 9,000'. Was then cleared to 14,000' then immediately P2A directed me to descend to 5,400'. I waited until being turned over to center but center kept up with the descend to 5,400'. Tried to request 14,000 but it kept on so I killed the connection and then reconnedted and filed the flight plan again and center continued on normally giving me expected approach at KDEN.
  9. Apparently that doesn't work any more with Windows 10. But I was able to do a repair on the Acrobat Reader installation and things are back to normal again. Thank you. That's what I get for purchasing and installing a PDF editor.
  10. I am running version 2504 with Navigraph. When I opened the TERPS window before I could get Pilot2ATC to display the chart inside the TERPS popup window. That is not working now, instead when I select a chart it opens up Acrobat Reader. I tried reinstalling the program but still have the same issue. Is there any way I can get it to open the charts in the TERPS windows again?
  11. jfwharton

    Flight Plans (Importing and exporting) V2

    OK thank you for the information. I'll just adjust and possible just use VFR for the flight plan type going forward.
  12. jfwharton

    Flight Plans (Importing and exporting) V2

    Interesting, I don't remember that from when I was flying. I had to make sure weather was good enough for available approaches but never had to include an approach when filing a flight plan at a military base. Did this change recently? Also I am doing the same thing as I did before when importing a flight plan and have left the type of flight play as whatever it was set to. Assumed to be IFR. Well if that's the way it is I guess I'll be flying VFR flight plans. Never made sense to plan an approach when you don't know what the winds will be.
  13. jfwharton

    Flight Plans (Importing and exporting) V2

    Today I had created a new flight plan from KSEA to KPDX. KSEA, TCM, BAT, KPDX. When importing the flight plan from FSX I validated and when I tried to file it stated that I "have to have an approach specified" and would not let me file the flight plan without it. I haven't had to have an approach before so what has changed? I'm running version 2.5.0.3 x 64.
  14. jfwharton

    F1 GTN 750 not showing distance to VORs

    Thanks for the information. There is a lot to learn with this GTN 750. I did discover the ability to change the corner fields and have set the lower right from waypoint distance to VOR/LOC - Tuned VOR/LOC Info. Thank you again.
  15. jfwharton

    F1 GTN 750 not showing distance to VORs

    Yes I did. When a flight plan is loaded the lower right corner shows the distance to the next waypoint. If I change over to VLOC and manually tune in a station the distance in the lower right corner does not change from the flight plan distance.