Instruction and tips for following your flight plan in X-Plane 11
Important: FSFlyingSchool 2017 for X-Plane 11 and 10 is required first for this add-on. You need to buy FSFlyingSchool 2019 before this add-on, it will not work by itself
Get ready to become an expert at understanding and following flight plans - your chief instructor Mr Smith can help in X-Plane 11 with the new optional add-on Navigator Pack!
There's more - The Navigator Pack also contains the new Taxiway Tips feature! See below for details.
It's time to share your
flight plans with your instructor!
We all know that a flight is so much more interesting, realistic and challenging when a flight plan is filed and now it's time to load your flight plan into FSFlyingSchool as part of your pre-flight preparation. Your chief instructor Mr Smith will help you master flying flight plans correctly in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10.
- Chief instructor Mr Smith is ready to help with the Navigator Pack
He's the one with navigation expertise, ready to give helpful tips, updates, instrument readings, monitor your flight plan navigation skills and so much more!
- Flight Plan Files
The Navigator Pack reads the standard format FMS flight plan files popular with X-Plane pilots. This is the format used by X-Plane GPSs and many other flight planners. All this can be tried out for free with the Navigator Pack by flying the new version 5.3.0 of FSFlyingSchool 2017 for X-Plane 11 and 10 within the free demo area.
- Interactive Flight Plan Advice is optional
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Flight Plan Advice' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the flight plan and giving instruction and advice on it.
- Real Airport Data
The new Real Airport Data button at the Flight Plan Page will open a browser containing detailed real world information about your destination airport with links to lots of useful resources from the splendid SkyVector website for all airports and also the excellent AirNav website for U.S. airports.
- Flight plan areas where Mr Smith will help:
--- Flight plan distance remaining
--- Flight plan time remaining
--- Waypoint radio frequency
--- Course to a VOR
--- Waypoint distance
--- Course to an NDB
--- Time to waypoint
--- Fuel to destination
--- Descent rate to destination
--- Gross weight
--- Visibility and wind
--- NAV1 current NAVAID
--- Ground speed
--- Above ground level
...and a lot more!
- VORs - NDBs - Fixes - Waypoints
Master VOR and NDB navigation by asking chief instructor Mr Smith to give automatic advice on tuning and using these NAVAIDs at flight plan waypoints. Get help navigating waypoints in a flight plan by having your chief instructor Mr Smith announce them before you reach them. He'll tell you what they are and advise you on the turn you'll need to make when you get there. You'll become an expert in flying flight plans correctly by having chief instructor Mr Smith advise you along each leg of the plan with information updated in real time as you fly your flight plan.
- Mr Smith is ready with Taxiway Tips
As your chief instructor, he's the one who explains signs, markings, lights and more!
- Taxiway and runway tutorial advice is optional
If you want to hear this advice, turn on the 'Taxiway Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool.
- Get ready to learn - here are some of the taxiway and runway subjects
Mr Smith will explain to you:
--- Runway holding positions
--- ILS critical area boundaries
--- Blue taxiway lighting
--- Chevrons on a surface aligned with the end of a runway
--- Red runway lighting
--- Green taxiway lighting
--- Location signs
--- Runway starter extensions
--- Destination signs
--- Yellow runway lighting
--- Direction signs
--- Boundaries between movement and non-movement areas
...and a lot more!
- All Taxiway Tips tutorial advice is in taxi mode and at airports with modern taxiways
You'll get tutorial advice on taxiways, runways, markings, lights and more when you are at an airport with modern taxiways. Our pilots explained to us that they don't want to get this advice when they are bush flying or at a tiny grass strip airport! Furthermore, Mr Smith knows pilots want advice on taxiing when they are taxiing, so you will get this when your flight mode is 'taxiing' and not in any other flight mode. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice as you start each flight.
Get the Navigator Pack and become a flight plan + taxiway + runway expert!
This add-on pack works with any registered installation of FSFlyingSchool 2017 v 5.3.0 (or higher) for X-Plane 11 and 10.