IPACS

Creating a Basic Flight Plan

We are going to create an example flight plan from Sacramento to San Francisco using Aerofly FS 2 navigation planner. With only a few clicks we can generate a route between two airports which will be displayed as the active flight plan within the aircraft and can be used to navigate from A to B.

Steps to Create a New Route

1. Open Navigation Menu

  • From the main menu click the button “Navigation” to open the navigation flight planner.
  • Using the mouse wheel to zoom in and out or use both index fingers in VR to stretch the map.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and move the mouse to drag the map. With VR hand controllers use one index finger to touch the map and move it around.

2. Delete Old Route

  • In the top right corner of the navigation menu click the route reset button to delete any previous route completely.

3. Select Origin

  • Move the map to the west coast of the United States, zoom into the California region until you see San Francisco and Sacramento on the map.
  • In the map area click on Sacramento to select it.

4. Select Departure Runway

  • In the right column click the departing aircraft symbol next to runway (RWY) 16R to select this runway for departure.

5. Select Destination

  • Pan the map until you see the San Francisco Bay area, which is in a south-westerly direction from Sacramento.
  • Point at San Francisco and perform a left click (touch the virtual screen your index finger when using VR hands).

6. Select Approach

  • In the right column you can now see the available runways at San Francisco, click on the landing aircraft symbol for runway 28R.