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Hi: What is the best way to create a flight plan for an AI plane that will keep it on the ground at a specific parking spot almost all of the time? I have just been creating very short out and back legs to airports that will bring the plane back the same day...Is there a better way? Thanks,

 

Steve

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Best way is to create a weekly plan that only has one movement on one specific day. A short round trip in the dead of night would suit your purpose. Make sure you allow at least 45 minutes on the ground before the return leg.

 

Alternatively, a plan where you have two aircraft (the second one only "visits" your airport, so while the one in the example above is away on its flight, another will be parked.

 

To ensure a "specific" parking spot requires you to ensure :

 

1. There is plenty of available (labelled and/or blank) spaces for all other aircraft

2. The parking code of the space matches the entry in the aircraft.cfg file

3. The size and type (eg. GATE or CARGO) of the space are suitable

 

This will make it very likely your aircraft will park where it is supposed to, but remember the parking for AI a/c is based on a scoring system, so you cannot actually guarantee it.

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Thank you for the great info...Another quick question: Does the size of the parking space make a difference? In other words, if there is a Ramp GA Large, will a smaller plane be able to park there? Would it be smart to make all parking spots at an airport Large? Thanks again...

 

Steve

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Have a look at the help documentation provided with the old airport editing program AFCAD 2.21 There is a good section explaining how FS9 prioritizes parking.

 

nb. Don't use AFCAD 2.21 to edit modern airport AFCADS or you may lose details. Use ADE to edit them.

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