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 ====== Navigation ====== ====== Navigation ======
-On this page you will find a quick introduction on how to select your current ​flight location and how to set up a complete flight plan.+Navigating in Aerofly FS 2 was designed to be quick and simple yet have full functionality and flexibility. In this chapter ​you will find a quick introduction on how to select your flight location and get you up and flying without having to set up a flight plan, as well as how to set up a complete flight plan.
 ===== Select location ===== ===== Select location =====
-The first step for flight is to select your starting location. You can either choose an airport with a specific runway or you can start mid air at a certain altitude.+The first step for any flight is to select your starting location. You can either choose an airport with a specific runway or you can start mid air at a certain altitude. **Note** - Use location to also select your starting position or departure airport when creating a flight plan. **Note** - Adding any new DLC will automatically show up on the location map once download completes.
-Go to the main menu and open the map by clicking on '​Location'​. The map can be moved and zoomed in or out. A left click anywhere on the map places ​an aircraft ​at the altitude ​which you can select from the bar on the right. ​Adjust ​the flight direction by rotating the course indicator with the mouse. ​A click on the airfield icon opens the airfield location map with various ​starting positions. Use the extra buttons to filter VORs or center ​your position on the map.+From the main menu open the map by clicking on '​Location'​. The map can be moved and zoomed in or out. A left mouse button ​click or "game control/​execute"​ button press anywhere on the map places ​your aircraft ​in the location chosen. **Note** - selecting a location other than an airport places your aircraft in air. Select your altitude ​by sliding ​the bar on the right side of the screen up to the altitude that you prefer your aircraft to begin atYou can adjust ​the flight direction by rotating the course indicator with your mouse. ​**Note** - You can show or hide various ​symbols ​or center ​the map by pressing the icons at the bottom left of the map. 
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 +Selecting an airport icon opens the airport runway map with various starting positions. Select the starting location by clicking on one of the airplane icons. Once you make your selection you will be taken back to the main screen. From the main menu screen, press "​Start"​ and you will be placed at the location that you selected on the map. 
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-===== Runway lighting and Approach guides ===== 
-The runway lighting turns on automatically by setting it in daylight settings. The PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) is always active and warns the pilot about an incorrect approach angle. Two white and two red markers indicate a correct approach. The green approach guides can be activated via the main menu under Settings. 
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 ===== Setting up a flight plan ===== ===== Setting up a flight plan =====
-The navigation is in union with the autopilot to form fascinating chapter in Aerofly FS 2. +Creating ​flight plan sets up your route from your departure airport to your destination airportA flight plan can also be set up from any location on the map to a destination airport
-We will intruduce the basic navigation in the paragraphs below. +
-Navigation ​from the current position ​to a destination airport+
-Open “Navigation” from the main menu. In this window ​you can see your current position ​and all airports in the actual map section. The map can be zoomed in/out with the mouse wheel and swiped to display more airfields. Then click on the symbol at the bottom ​of the page with the landing ​aircraft. After that you can choose your destination ​from a list. If a former route is displayed then simply click on “Clear Route” to delete ​the old one.+Once your location is set (see Select Location), open “Navigation” from the main menu. On this map you will see the current position of your aircraft ​(chosen previously ​from the Location Map).
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-Immediately after selecting ​your destination ​all runways will appear as a listChoose one of themThe displayed route will be actual after any change. By clicking ​the icon at the top right of the screen all information can be updated manually.+Move the map around to locate ​your destination ​airportOnce you locate the airport that you wish to land at, simply click on it with your left mouse button or "game control/​execute"​ button pressYou will see your landing options in the window to the right of the map, simply click on the runway that you wish to land at.
-{{ :wiki:wiki-fs2-en-navigation-02.jpg?600 |}}+**Note** ​You will see a green line connecting your current location with the destination airport runway that you chose. If you don't like that route, you can simply choose a different runway or different airport all together. If a former route is displayed then simply click on the Clear Route icon on the top right of the screen to delete the old one.
-If the destination is set you can add VORs or any free positions as waypoints.+{{:​wiki:​navigation_destsel.jpg?700|}}
-Do add a VOR or any position as a waypoint ​by clicking ​left on a VOR icon or anywhere ​on the map and then click on “+” ​to insertUse the red “x” icon to delete a waypoint from your route.+Once you have your route set up, you can add waypoints ​by clicking on one of the current VORs or add any location (maybe a sightseeing location). Once you click on your new waypoint ​on the map you will see the new location in the window to the right of your map, simply ​click "​Add ​to Route"You will then see the route modified. **Note** - You can remove waypoints by selecting the waypoint and selecting "​Remove From Route.
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-In the cockpit view you can use the moving map (M) to display the flight plan. The map can be zoomed ​in or out with the mouse wheel. You can change ​the orientation or frame size via the two icons at the bottom of the map.+Once your flight plan is created it can be seen in different scenarios while flying: 
 +  * If your aircraft has a GPS equipped, you will see the route displayed on the GPS. 
 +  * You can use the Flight Path Indicator to follow ​the route to your destination. 
 +  * You can follow your route on the HUD if selected. 
 +  * You can follow your route on any moving ​map if selected. 
 +  * On some aircraft autopilot will also follow your flight plan. 
 +  * Your route is shown on the flight information bar
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- +
-===== Flight route ===== +
- +
-To plan a new route open the “Navigation” dialog in the main menu.\\ +
-If you don´t know the icons please click on “?”: +
-  +
-==== Select a starting airfield ==== +
- +
-  * Delete any former route using the “Delete Route” icon +
-  * Zoom in on the map to the starting area +
-  * Click on the “Aircraft start” button +
-  * Select an airfield from the list on the right +
-  * Select a runway using the “Start” icon +
- +
-==== Select a destination airfield ==== +
- +
-  * Zoom in on the map to the destination area +
-  * Click on the “Aircraft Landing” button +
-  * Select a destination from the list +
-  * Select a runway using the “Approach” ​ icon +
-  * The map can now be centered to see the entire route +
- +
-==== Add a waypoint ==== +
- +
-  * Use the 4 icons at lower left to show/​hide ​ VORs or waypoints +
-  * Select an area by tapping into the map +
-  * Select a waypoint or a VOR from the list on the right +
-  * Add a point via the “+” symbol +
- +
-==== Delete a waypoint ==== +
- +
-  * Select a waypoint from the flight plan at the bottom +
-  * Delete the point via the “x” symbol +
- +
-==== Start flying a route ==== +
- +
-  * Place the aircraft at the start position via the symbol at the top right portion of the screen +
-  * Return to the main menu and select “Fly” +
-  * From now the flight route is displayed in the glass cockpit +
-  * The flight route is also displayed in the flight information +
-  * Fly the route manually +
-  +
-==== Fly route by autopilot ====+
-  * Start the aircraft manually 
-  * Shortly after the start the “Route” button under C / P is active 
-  * Click on Route 
-  * Now the aircraft should fly automatically to the destination 
-  * Fly the plane until the destination is reached and land manually 
manual/navigation.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/03 03:45 by jf