Fly Away Simulation

FSX Flightplan Creator V3.0

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Updated with new features. Here's a complete list of all airports in the FSX airports file with merged data (airport name, city, state) and with an Excel sheet to calculate distances between airports and a sheet to create flight plans for a particular airport. By Gary McDonald.

Version 3 - Streamlined the spreadsheet. Just have FSX airports. Also has error checking for aircraft entered, airports entered and it checks for 'Range ERROR' if the aircraft range is shorter than airport distances. It also checks to make sure that the runway is long enough for the aircraft entered. The flight level is determined by dividing the service ceiling in half and picking a random flight level between the two. If the distance to a airport is less than 160 nautical miles it defaults to VFR (visual flight rules). The defaults and auto created data for TRAFFIC, REPEAT, FLIGHT RULES, ETD, FLIGHT LEVEL, ID F/R, and FLIGHT NUMBER can be change on the left portion of the spreadsheet. I have downloaded a lot of the WOA aircraft and made changes to the titles. You will need to paste the title= info from, YOUR aircraft.cfg files, to the FSX Aircraft spread sheet, taking note of the aircraft type/model. In other words, paste 737 aircraft titles to 737 rows, so the speed matches up, or just make changes to the speed as well. There is much more aircraft from my WoA downloads than can be used at any one airport, but the excess number allows for different aircraft at the various airports that I fly to.

Another reason for creating your own airport flight plans is that the traffic flow can be tailored to your liking. I have found that a incremental ETD of between 10 and 20 minutes works best. You'll still have an occasional "Go around" from ATC, but the overall activity is smoother.

NOTE: If not installed, you'll have to install the add-in, 'Analysis Toolpak'. Go to the file menu, select tools, then add-ins, and check Analysis Toolpak.

I have made a lot of changes to"Spokane International Airport" (my home airport). I wanted Spokane to be able to handle 747's. I used the program FSX Airport Design Editor to make those changes.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FILE_ID.DIZ07.22.11313 B
Flightplaner_calculator_icao_info_v3.xls07.22.119.71 MB
READ.htm07.22.118.25 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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