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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.
The first step for a 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.
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.
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.
The navigation is in union with the autopilot to form a fascinating chapter in Aerofly FS 2. 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.
Immediately after selecting your destination all runways will appear as a list. Choose one of them. The 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.
If the destination is set you can add VORs or any free positions as waypoints.
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 insert. Use the red “x” icon to delete a waypoint from your route.
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.
To plan a new route open the “Navigation” dialog in the main menu.
If you don´t know the icons please click on “?”: