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  1. I have created a collection of bookmarks for Asobo's hand-crafted airports for use in Google Earth Pro. Download from flightsim.to here > https://flightsim.to/file/34793/v1-00-msfs-hand-crafted-airports-for-google-earth-pro-kml
  2. New at this...If I want to import a flight plan...i believe it will only accept .pln however I use (PMDG) and their file format is .rte. Is that possible? In case it isn't' is there an updated tool that will convert .rte to.pln succesfully. Thanks, Bob M.
  3. Hello Avsim-Community, I am new to the forums and actually quite new to flight siming aswell. I have some questions regarding scenery addons and two specific addon planes. I guess you get those kind of questions a lot but I wanted to hear specific answers on my questions, because all the research I did confuses me, because there are many many oppinions of course - in the end it'll still be up to me though I know So a few months back I installed my FSX again after probably 3 years and really started to get interested into flight siming. I got the PMDG 737NGX for my birthday and quite liked the depth of it. I did both tutorials, but I am struggling to really learn more about the plane. That biggest hinderance for me is the flight planning, it seams to me that you have to get PFPX and Topcat to really plan your flights properly, those tools are expensive though, and I don't know if it's worth it. Aren't there other ways to plan your flight for free. I know of "rfinder" but that doesn't tell you certain things like takeoff data and so on. To summarize my first "topic" so to say: - How did you learn how to fly the PMDG 737NGX? - How do you plan your flights properly? I also realized that I'd enjoy some GA aircrafts aswell (VFR flying), such as the A2A products: Cessna 172 or the new Cherokee 180. I really like there walk arround and "taking care" system. So the first question is: - Would you get the Cessna or the Cherokee from A2A? Coming to my last question. I thought, I'd like a nice scenery to fly a GA aircraft in. I am thinking of a ORBX scenery. I just wanted to here your oppinion about the different regions they offer and which one you'd recommend the most for GA flying. I had an eye on the PNW scenery, but the Australian, New Zealand and also the Northern California scenery are looking very great! My only concern was that ORBX offers payware airports in those regions, so you'd have to spend even more money, or are the airports in the scenery packs modeled better non the less? Okey enough text for now. I hope I posted that in the right section of the forum. Thank you for your help in advance. Greetings, Tim (Voxelfox)
  4. PMDG Team, Will be have access to the tabular data for each airframe and engine configuration you have built this around? Would like to build some aircraft templates for PFPX that I would be happy to share with the community (if that is okay). Ran in to some minor issues with this data from a competitor that just released and airbus for P3D (was already released for FSX. Also need this data for a performance tool that I am in the process of working on for the 737, 777 and soon 744.
  5. After getting into some of the advanced flight planning features in the default airliners and the new CRJ - there are a few things I'm still confused about in terms of how flight planning works in the real world. I can narrow this down to three main questions (see below) and would be grateful for any real world pilots who can chime in and clarify! 1) How do you know which runway you will be arriving at when composing a flight plan? - The active runway can change multiple times per day based on weather and windspeed / direction - Tools like the MSFS planner and Simbrief don't seem to "know" what the currently active runway is and let you pick any runway you'd prefer How does it work in the real world? Do you look up the currently active runway somewhere before creating a flight plan? What if it changes mid-flight? 2) Simbrief and MSFS make it seem like you have full control over your route - is this true in real life? - When I look at real world traffic patterns, almost all aircraft seem to follow the same exact arrival flow - Wouldn't it create chaos if flights could choose random waypoints and vectors, and zig zag all over controlled airspace as they please? - I know there are specific arrival patterns, but is there one in particular that is the "currently preferred" arrival pattern at any given time? (based on weather, etc...) In the real world, is there a preferred arrival pattern that most pilots follow? Does ATC limit your route options? 3) As you get closer to an airport, does ATC alter your route, or do they let you follow your flight plan most of the time? - I'd imagine heavy traffic results in lots of queue / hold patterns What do you do when you are rerouted? Is there a mad-scramble to punch in new vectors into the FMS? Is that stressful? Thanks for any insight!
  6. Hi there. A friend of mine took me for a flight in his Cessna 182 last week and has sent me the track we flew as a .GPX file - and whilst I have been able to "view" our flight on Google Earth, I was wondering if there was any way of importing the .gpx file into FSX to create a flight. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated John
  7. I'm trying to fly the A320 and using the FMC or MCDU as it's called now I see... I've used the below tutorial. In my example RJBB-VHHH (Kansai to Hong Kong so major airport I ended up with YME when using the Sim Brief Version I can do the INIT, PREF and page I click F-PLN select top left then select my runway and try to find a 'SID'? In my example I can't find TOMOH1 or POPPY??? What am I doing wrong? How can I delete points like YME which appears to be way off course? How can I insert points? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7UJlJMJdfk Sim Brief TOMOH1 KRE V53 SUC Y24 KOSHI A1 MAGOG V512 ABBEY ABEY3A Flight Plan Database RJBB POPPY Y34 SUKMO Y50 KOSHI A1 HLG HLG A1 SWORD MKG MKG A1 MAGOG VHHH https://flightplandatabase.com/plan/3420842
  8. The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) has begun production of the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF). TCF is a high-confidence graphical representation of forecasted convection meeting specific criteria of coverage, intensity, and echo top height. The TCF is used by air traffic management decision makers in support of convective weather mitigation strategies within the National Airspace System. The TCF may be accessed at http://www.AviationWeather.gov/tcf. A training package may be found at http://tfmlearning.fly.faa.gov/. what exactly is this? weather +density of air traffic?
  9. Hi there i got some problems with my fbw a320nx . For example today i tried to fly from epwa (Warsaw) to eddb (Berlin) , i done everything as always and when time came for approach to set in fplan i could not enter any STAR there was no stars to choose only. I had this problems on every german Airport i tried and on some of not german ones too.
  10. Hi. Is there an option to create flight plans with an external program (FScommander etc.) and save them in what ever format MFD GPS needs, so they can then be loaded from the GPS. Were are the flight plans saved and in what format? Also is there going to be SID STAR updates coming? gps autopilot? Thanks BJR
  11. I love the intuitive and elegant way to create flight plans using the built-in flight planner in this sim. The way we can simply rotate the globe, select our departing and arrival airports, change the type of route whether it be direct, vfr, ifr, select the runways or gates if we want, and then hit fly and it will populate the flight plan for us into the FMC/MCDU all in one easy step! When and if the PMDG and FSLabs, QualityWings planes come out for MSFS. I really hope that their FMC/MCDU will support making quick flight plans using this method as well. It's so quick and efficient! Gone are the days where I have to rely on 3rd party flight planning software. This solution should be the standard. I hope they keep improving on the built-in flight planning feature. I notice that the cruise altitude defaults to FL120 if you don't define it yourself after the plan has been automatically imported into the FMS/MCDU. But please, I hope all 3rd party plane developers with G1000, G750, FMC, MCDU's in their planes will adapt this method
  12. Hello can anybody tell me how to add custom waypoints other than vors,ndbs,and airport to a flight plan inside active sky 2012 Is it even possible .For example, intersections and victor airways thx Lee
  13. Hi everyone, my first post, so would greatly appreciate some advice. I’m getting in a knot understanding the relationship between my add-ons in respect of flight planning. I’m lucky enough to have a RW IR and a DA40 with an Aspen and GNS430s so fly the Carenado Bonanza inP3D for the same instrumentation. I want to create lower airways flightplans and fly them in P3D and that can also be understood by VoxATC. Am I correct in assuming I should create the IFR flight plan in something like Plan-G and then import it into ASP4? Or create the flight plan in P3D directly? What is the best given my add-ons? Yes, I have the weather engine turned off in Skyforce leaving weather to ASP4, but I’d appreciate some clarity on how I set all this up to fly an IFR plan and, hopefully, have actual rw weather en-route. I’ve tried to digest the user guides and not rush to ask what I should have read first, but I'm afraid the fog is getting thicker..!
  14. First, thank you Alex. Your free program is amazing. I'm unable to display the TOC or BOD points as shown on the map function in the Flight Plan. There doesn't seem to be an option to show these as "way points" in the plan. Does this feature exist? If not, can it be included? I'm trying to document and calculate these events for long trips with the PMDG DC-6 across the ocean and they are critical for fuel management of this aircraft with it's 8 fuel tanks all manually managed over 3 or 4 hours of real time virtual flight. Thanks, Wayne Brisbane, Australia
  15. :smile: Hi All, When creating a flight plan (excluding sids and stars), should one always attempt to get onto the nearest airways, or doesn't that matter? Thanks in advance for your advice! Best, Lucky :smile: //////////////
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