Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

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Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

Postby Robert Davis » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share a few navigation tools that I like using.
1. Before I load FSX I like to get some navigation information to better help me know what my flight plan will look like. Below I have included a few links that are free and will help plan your flight.
2. Open FSX select your equipment etc then either use your FS flight planner inside FS9 or FSX. If you use a CDU or even the CIVA INS you can mimic the flight plan provided for you. I will also include a great tool if you use the CIVA INS, CDU just input your given flight plan.
3. Load your flight, depart and engage your AP.
I hope this helps for those who are unaware of these tools, maybe new to FS world or would like the emersion factor. Enjoy and I hope this helps.

http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ (flight planner)
http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadcms/e ... x.php.html (EU flight planner)
http://skyvector.com/ (charts)
http://library.avsim.net/search.php?Sea ... &Go=Search (CIVA INS card creator especially if you like using Delco Carousel IV-A INS also free download for the L-1011, 727/707, A-300,DC-9 or any aircraft you like. The program is called Conv2ADEU)
http://www.simufly.com/ins/ (The best INS created for FS9 and FSX. It’s free)

Fuel planner I have been using recently that works very well. (added 08Jan2013)
http://www.fuelplanner.com/index.php

Real flight plans used by Airlines with navigation, weather and airport charts. (added 31Jan2013)
Flight Aware
http://flightaware.com/statistics/ifr-route/

(UTOPIA) it can be found on http://www.avsim.com/
This program is great to figure out flap settings and derate for engine performance before take-off. (added 01Feb2013)

http://www.simroutes.com/fb2/details.aspx
Great tool to create a route and have it export it into FS9 or FSX. (added 30-May-2013)

Happy flying ;)
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Re: Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

Postby Peter Liddell » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:08 pm

Stickied, useful info Robert, thx
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Re: Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

Postby Kyle Bjorklund » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:49 am

I'll throw out another one, Robert:

FSBuild is a payware flight planner that does a pretty good job of fuel predictions as well for some aircraft (not so well for others). The nav data can be updates with Navigraph updates and it can export the flight plan into Flight Simulator.
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Re: Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

Postby Flyboy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:06 am

Kyle Bjorklund wrote:I'll throw out another one, Robert:

FSBuild is a payware flight planner that does a pretty good job of fuel predictions as well for some aircraft (not so well for others). The nav data can be updates with Navigraph updates and it can export the flight plan into Flight Simulator.



I have FSBuild, and can second the recommndation on it.

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Re: Items I use to plan flights that might be useful

Postby Robert Davis » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:06 pm

Kyle and Flyboy,
Your correct it is a very useful tool and one that I have been eying for a while. What has stopped me from purchasing FSBuild was a program a friend let me in on called PFPX. It is all in one program for flight planning. It might be released soon here is their web-sight. http://www.flightsimsoft.com/
Let me know your thoughts

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