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Pee Dee

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Flight Operations...Pre Flight Planning..Its All Here
« on: Wed, 05 Mar 2008, 20:32:14 »
For those of you who take pre flight planning seriously, weither your VFR or IFR this is the place for you

Weather
  • METAR and TAF Reports
        http://en.allmetsat.com/metar-taf/
        http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/metar.shtml

  • Significant Weather Charts
        http://aviationweather.gov/products/swh/

  • High Level Winds and Temperatures. Here select the area of the globe you would like the report for, from the table, by clicking on the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with your choice. You will then be presented with another table where you have to decide at what flight level you require the report and for what time segment.
    For example if I am flying Trans-Atlantic I would select and click on the letter H from the Winds and Temerature table, then from the next table I might select flight level 390 and the current forcast for the next 12 hours. So by clicking on the small blue button in the column under FL390 and inline with the Current + 12 hours line I will be given the chart to print off showing the winds and temps for the criteria I selected.
        http://aviationweather.gov/iffdp/

Route Planning or Building

  • Route Finder. A free and very popular route finder. Just select your departure and arrival airports and it will do the rest. You can even input its route into FsBuild and others to be able to export the plan directly into Flight Simulator
        http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/

  • Fs Navaigator.This is payware and highly rated by many in the community and affords you the luxury of  moving map displays. Unfortunately its author has decided not to develop it further for use in FSX.
        http://www.fsnavigator.com/

  • Flightsim Commander. Again payware but well supported and runs with both Fs9 and FSX
        http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/re/iboshop.cgi?showd,,10295

  • FsBuild. Again payware and unlike FsNaviagator the author is working on developing the programme to run with FSX. This programme is considered by many to be the most complex but also the most indepth. Here you can export flight plans direct into Flight Simulator,PMDG,PSS and more.
        http://www.fsbuild.com/

Fuel Planners.
Having planned your journey its not going to look good on your CV if you run out of fuel before getting to your destination.Likewise you will be in for a grilling if your found to be flying with excessive fuel loads which are costing money to haul around the skies.Hopefull some of these programmes will help you get your fuel loads to a respectable level.

  • PMDG 747-400
        http://topcat.ofplan.net/index.php
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=76593&CatID=fs2004util
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=104443&CatID=fs2004util

  • PMDG 747-400X
        http://www.supercell.nl/747FP/

  • PMDG 737-400
        http://www.precisionmanuals.com/priv/pages/down/misc.html
        http://www.metacraft.com/737NGFP/

  • LDS 767-400. Level D's superb Boeing 767.
        http://www.nofuel.thatssailing.com/

  • Dreamfleet Baron 58
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=100952&CatID=fs2004util

  • PMDG Beech 1900
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=94820&CatID=fs2004util

Aircraft Checklists.
Many detailed from cold and dark to shut down, some are simplified versions, its up to you how detailed you want to be.
  • Airbus A319 A320 A321
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=116519&CatID=fs2004misc
  • FSX Airbus A330-300
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=115060&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Dreamfleet Boeing 727-100/200
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114374&CatID=fs2004misc
  • PMDG Boeing 737-400
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114076&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114026&CatID=fs2004misc (For PIC 737)
  • RFP Boeing 747-200
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114383&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=103657&CatID=fs2004misc
  • PMDG 747-400
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=113893&CatID=fs2004misc
  • PMDG 747-400 FSX
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=118473&CatID=fs2004misc
  • PSS Boeing 757
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114741&CatID=fs2004misc
  • LDS 767-300
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=113891&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=116472&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=103659&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=112530&CatID=fs2004misc (FSX version)
  • PSS Boeing 777-200
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114635&CatID=fs2004misc
  • MD80
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=115014&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=109186&CatID=fs2004misc
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=103668&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Flight 1 ATR 72-500
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=114285&CatID=fs2004misc
  • PMDG Beech 1900D
         http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=112907&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Howard 500
         http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=106062&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Maule M7-260c Orion FSX
         http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=104410&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Beechking Air 350 FSX
         http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=103875&CatID=fs2004misc
  • Bombardier CRJ700 FSX
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=98489&CatID=fs2004misc
  • A Collection of 67 checklists (simplified) from Werner Schott
        http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=78717&CatID=fs2004misc
       

As with all the other pages I have produced here, if you find an error or have other links you believe will help other members of the club move forward with their simming experience, then please let me know.

Phil Densley ( PeeDee)

« Last Edit: Sat, 08 Mar 2008, 11:10:53 by PeeDee »
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Pee Dee

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Re: Flight Operations...Pre Flight Planning..Its All Here
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 07 Mar 2008, 11:45:48 »
Added today a collection of sites to obtain/download aircraft checklists.
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