View Full Version : Crazy Flight Planner!!
04-19-2002, 01:18 AM
I just asked the FS2k2 Flight planner to work out a route for me from Chicago O'Hare to London Heathrow, IFR, using high altitude airways and this is what I got!
Chicago to Heathrow via Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico????
Something VERY wrong here!
:-lol :-lol :-lol
04-19-2002, 04:19 AM
Well, it always does so for trans-atlantic flights.:D
04-19-2002, 05:48 AM
yeah, that happened in FS2000 as well...and the humour doesn't stop there! if you scroll across the map, that route will take you somewhere near morocco and then around cyprus BACK to england!!! weeeird! i deleted sooo many waypoints i think it was just better to go direct. LOL!
04-19-2002, 06:54 AM
I have had that too. I just recently left from my home airport of KJFK to EGLL (NY To London), and I wanted to replicate the flight. The flight planner took me down to africa, up through Spain, over Paris, and into england! I was like "No Way!". So, I started to delete waypoints, and it got all screwy, so I just said, ahhhh, forget it. I went direct (BTW, I crashed in Boston, w/pics! If you want the pics, I will give them to ya)
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The problem occurs because Microsoft provided no proper method of referencing each and every VOR, NBD or waypoint uniquely. The flight planner cannot recognise the difference between two VOR's if they have the same name. Thus if two instances of a VOR named HBV are found, it chooses one over the other. MS should have sorted it out by now.
04-19-2002, 05:02 PM
I usually do direct route. Then I the map view or edit route I punch jet airways and I alter my flightplan by moving and clicking onto the vors intersections etc. to get the approximate route a real plane would fly from the departure to destination.
04-19-2002, 08:32 PM
i hate the default MS planner. In fs2k it caused frame rates to sink dramatically.
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