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Old October 2nd 04, 07:05 PM
marc
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Default Want simple flight planning software

I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting. Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in, if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

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  #2  
Old October 2nd 04, 10:18 PM
Bob Chilcoat
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AOPA's online flight planner is about as easy as they come to use, and does
more than you want. If you're not an AOPA member you should be.

--
Bob (Chief Pilot, White Knuckle Airways)

I don't have to like Bush and Cheney (Or Kerry, for that matter) to love
America

"marc" wrote in message
...
I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting.

Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in,

if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I

would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

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  #3  
Old October 3rd 04, 02:03 AM
marc
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Thanks, Bob. I really don't want to do too much more. I don't want to join
an organization to use the
program, but I would like to buy it if I could find it.

When I mean simple, I didn't mean I am mentally challenged in flight
planning. I just wanted the convenience of the program.

Marc
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"Bob Chilcoat" wrote in message
...
AOPA's online flight planner is about as easy as they come to use, and
does
more than you want. If you're not an AOPA member you should be.

--
Bob (Chief Pilot, White Knuckle Airways)

I don't have to like Bush and Cheney (Or Kerry, for that matter) to love
America

"marc" wrote in message
...
I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight
and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting.

Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a
cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in,

if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I

would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce
the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of
which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

remove x and next four before at






  #4  
Old October 3rd 04, 02:51 AM
RSwanson
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I have exactly what you need. It's called NavMate. It does run in a DOS
window, but does a very good job.
It's available from the FAA at:
http://www.faa.gov/FSDO/ORL/fltpln.htm
Enjoy,
R

"marc" wrote in message
...
I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting.

Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in,

if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I

would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

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  #5  
Old October 3rd 04, 03:17 AM
ArtP
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On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 21:51:30 -0400, "RSwanson"
wrote:

It's available from the FAA at:
http://www.faa.gov/FSDO/ORL/fltpln.htm


Interesting site, but why so many different flight planning programs?
  #6  
Old October 3rd 04, 04:54 AM
keepitrunning
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"marc" wrote in message
...
I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple,


Take a look at Airnav, it is my favorite:
http://www.airnav.com/

Click on aviation fuel, and then plan a flight with fuel stops


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Old October 3rd 04, 04:39 PM
TMG
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Why donīt you take a look at www.pocketfms.com. Does much more than you
want, but can also be used by simply keing in departure and arrival. It is
graphical also, but you do not have to look at that part of the screen, do
you?

It will run on a PC or PocketPC.
And itīs FREE!

TMG

"marc" wrote in message
...
I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting.

Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in,

if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I

would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

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  #8  
Old October 4th 04, 08:00 AM
Thomas Borchert
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Marc,

AOPA's Real Time flightplanner or Duat's Golden Eagle Flight Prep. Both
free (the former requires membership, though). The former only works
online, as I understand it.

Oh, and Bob's right: You should be an AOPA member anyway.

--
Thomas Borchert (EDDH)

  #9  
Old November 1st 04, 03:05 PM
pourquoipas
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As far as I am concern, the best and free one is PocketFMS that could
be download at http://www.pocketfms.com/ . Use it on your PC for fly
planing. If you have a pocketPC and a GPS, you have the perfect
system.

For user of Magellan 315 or yellow SporTrak, they have an aeronautical
database. Visit http://pages.videotron.com/smdaoust/gpsnav/ it is for
canadian pilots but there is links for american and european pilots.


.. On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 18:05:05 GMT, "marc"
wrote:

I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting. Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in, if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

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  #10  
Old November 1st 04, 09:39 PM
Jean-Paul Roy
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Merci Michel
"pourquoipas" wrote in message
...
As far as I am concern, the best and free one is PocketFMS that could
be download at http://www.pocketfms.com/ . Use it on your PC for fly
planing. If you have a pocketPC and a GPS, you have the perfect
system.

For user of Magellan 315 or yellow SporTrak, they have an aeronautical
database. Visit http://pages.videotron.com/smdaoust/gpsnav/ it is for
canadian pilots but there is links for american and european pilots.


. On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 18:05:05 GMT, "marc"
wrote:

I'm looking for a simple flight planning program or link to do some long
cross country, short leg vfr flying. Something simple, without weight

and
balance computation or having to put in fuel burn and power setting.

Don't
need any graphics. Just a flight log type that uses an airport database.



There was once an online flight planner that would produce a

cross-country
log with route, heading, and airports just by putting in maximum legs,
average airspeed, and max altitude. It would compute the route making
allowances or detours for moa and longest legs for fuel stops. This was
great for planning an ultralight type cross-country. It wouldn't tilt if
you didn't put in all the info. It would work with the info you put in,

if
it was enough.



I think the online site went commercial or to a commercial program. I

would
buy it if I could find it.



I know this has been asked before, but a Google search did not produce

the
answer I was looking for.



I know how to plan without it. It would be a convenience tool to get
started planning. The reason I mention this is that some of these type
questions got to be 100 plus answers on how to plan a flight, all of

which
had nothing to do with the topic.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Marc

remove x and next four before at






 




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