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  1. Default Looking for a Freeware Random Flight Generator

    Currently, I use a little gizmo I found in the FsPassengers website called Random Flight Generator and it is excellent for flights using GA aircraft. With this program, you input an ICAO code for a departure airport, minimum and maximum travel distance, and voila, you get a randomly selected destination. This is great, but there is one drawback: the program can give you to a destination airfield that may be too small for anything more than GA (and even those will be a problem if it's a larger aircraft or a jet).

    I'm looking for a similar freeware program where one can also input the type of aircraft one intends to fly and the program randomly selects a destination airfield that can handle that aircraft. Does such a program exist?

    As a side note, here is what I've been doing with the RFG mentioned in the first paragraph:

    Rules:

    a) TJSJ 0001-8000 nm (to select first departure)
    b) Departure ???? 100-500 nm
    c) Destination ???? (this destination becomes the next departure point)
    d) repeat steps "b" and "c" as many times as desired

    * Note: use the Spartan 7W Executive

    Flights:

    1) KGKJ (Port Meadville Airport, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA) - KLOU (Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

    2) KLOU (Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, USA) - N94 (Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA)

    3) N94 (Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA) - KLBT (Lumberton Municipal Airport, Lumberton, North Carolina, USA)

    4) KLBT (Lumberton Municipal Airport, Lumberton, North Carolina, USA) - KGYH (Donaldson Center Airport, Greenville, South Carolina, USA)

    5) KGYH (Donaldson Center Airport, Greenville, South Carolina, USA) - KMQW (Telfair-Wheeler Airport, McRae, Georgia, USA)

    6) KMQW (Telfair-Wheeler Airport, McRae, Georgia, USA) - H88 (Fredericktown Regional Airport, Fredericktown, Missouri, USA)

    7) H88 (Fredericktown Regional Airport, Fredericktown, Missouri, USA) - KELK (Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, Oklahoma, USA)

    8) KELK (Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, Oklahoma, USA) - KNRN (Norton Municipal Airport, Norton, Kansas, USA)
    "Any man who would do less, is less than a man."

    Richard Libertini as Giuseppe, in Unfaithfully Yours (1984).

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    Hello
    I can't help with specifics,but I am pretty sure such a program does exist.(I am sure I saw it reviewed either here or at Avsim)perhaps a file search here and at the Avsim site will turn up something)
    cheers Andy

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    hello
    I found this at AVSIM


    Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Utilities
    Random Destination Generator - NEW !!!

    File Description:
    NEW and improved random destination generator with world wide or European destinations only, date, UTC, and random cargo weight output. No installation necessary, just click and run, no other requirements like in previous version (Random Flight). My appologies to anyone who could not get it to work, it was not very user friendly :-(

    Andy

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    Hi Andy,

    I just took a look at Random Destination Generator, but it's much too simple. Conversely, I took a look at Destination Finder (v2) and it's rather too much of a good thing. One can choose so many parameters that it almost defeats its purpose. That said, it does allow one to choose runway length, which is very close to what I'm looking for. I'll keep this one but I sure wish that something like Random Flight Generator with the addition of aircraft type or runway length and nothing more were available. Destination Finder is over 50 megs, while Random Flight Generator is only 155kb!
    "Any man who would do less, is less than a man."

    Richard Libertini as Giuseppe, in Unfaithfully Yours (1984).

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