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  1. 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!
  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. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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..!
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