Flight plan generator
With the route generator choose departure, arrival and the plane you want to fly... XPFlightPlanner generates the best route and chooses an appropriate profile for your flight.
XPFlightPlanner extracts the information from the X-Plane world database. Navigation points (FIX, VOR, NDB...), routes, airports, runways... are displayed into the embedded map.
Native to X-Plane
XPFlightPlanner is 100% compatible with X-Plane. It uses the X-Plane native "*.fms" format for the flightplans. Use the LD (load) button on the FMS to load a file. XPFlightPlanner is compatible with UFMC.
XPFlightPlanner displays all the airport details you need from the engine start, to taxi, to takeoff, to land, to park...
Print plans and maps
With XPFlightPlanner you can print high quality flightplans, and beautiful maps
XPFlightPlanner comes with a clean interface for a new flightplanning experience.
Buy XPFlightPlanner and receive your serial number by email for an unlimited use. Your licence is valid lifetime and you will receive all XPFlightPlanner 2.x updates for free.
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XPFlightPlanner can be tested for free! Demonstration is limited to 5 waypoints.
Ubuntu 14.04 only
To run XPFlightPlanner you need:
- an Intel or equivalent 1.5GHz CPU,
- 1GB of RAM,
- one of the following operating system:
- Windows XP (32 bits), Vista or 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bits)
- Mac OS 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 (64 bits)
- Ubuntu 14.04 (32 or 64 bits) [for other version of linux, install Qt5]
- X-Plane 9 or 10 (or at least the world database)
Help and support
XPFlightPlanner is a simple tool for generating flightplans that can be used with X-Plane. Airports, points and routes are extracted from the X-Plane world database that is installed by default in the X-Plane directory (see this section).
X-Plane native file format "*.fms" is used to store flightplans.
Remember this tool shall not be used for real world aviation but for simulation purpose only!
Installation and setup
To install XPFlightPlanner, on Microsoft Windows double click on the installer, on Mac OS X open the "dmg" file and copy XPFlightPlanner to the Applications directory, on Ubuntu 14.04 unzip the "zip" file anywhere. At the first launch, XPFlightPlanner will prompt for the directory into X-Plane is installed. This directory will be read to load the X-Plane world database.
Note: you don't have to be X-Plane installed on your computer your only need to have X-Plane world data base. The database can be freely downloaded at http://data.x-plane.com. You should recreate the same directory structure as in the X-Plane installation directory:
- xplane/Resources/default data/earth_*.dat
- and xplane/Resources/default scenery/default apt dat/Earth nav data/apt.dat
When XPFlightPlanner starts, the main window shows up; this window is dedicated to a flight plan document.
XPFlightPlanner can manage flightplans as native documents. The file menu and the toolbar provide actions to open, save or close flightplans.
The main window contains the waypoint list of the flightplan on the left and an information pane for the selected waypoint below. The "map" docking-window displays the routes, points (FIX, NAV, NDB...) and airpors. The "profile" docking-window displays the flightplan vertical profile. The "navigation data" docking-window allows to find points, routes and airports in the world database.
Note: all docked-windows can be hidden or detached from the main window.
Generate a new flightplan
When clicking on the "Generate Flightplan" button (or the menu entry), the flight plan generator dialog box appears. This dialog allows to choose:
- The departure airport,
- the arrival aiport,
- the plane performances based on:
- presets for keeping your preferred plane performances,
- or custom performances.
When this dialog box is validated the flightplan is computed and loaded into the main window. The flightplan can be saved to a "fms" file.
Load into X-Plane
It is assumed that a "fms" flightplan was generated and saved to a file. To load a flightplan into the FMS simply click on "LD" button, a dialog will appear and let you choose the file to load. Once the file loaded you can check all the waypoints by clicking "NEXT" and "PREV" buttons. To start the flightplan simply select the firt waypoint of the flightplan and push the "EXEC" button (on the right of "CLR").
Print a flightplan
XPFlightPlanner can print the flightplan to paper. In the "File" menu use:
- "Page setup": to choose the paper type and rotation,
- "Print preview": to ckeck the paper settings befor printing,
- "Print": to send the flightplan to a printer.