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I am not familiar with this software, but I have always
wondered why anyone would purchase something like this. I
use Cirrus to check weather, and weather maps. I also use
http://weather.unisys.com for more detailed weather.
Ofcourse I always get a FAA briefing. If my IFR flight is
more than 4 hours I plan a fuel stop. To do this I use
www.airnav.com As far as flight planning I dont do much,
since I usually file direct...and almost always get it.
After you file for a flight and get a change to copy, I try
to file this changed routing next time I fly the same route.
For example, I fly from VQQ(Cecile Field, Jacksonville, FL)
to UIN(Quincy, IL). This flight takes a fuel stop. The
stopover point is usually SYI(since the fuel there is
$2.19/gal, from www.airnav.com). If I file direct I always
get rerouted to AYS then direct to SYI. This is because of
a MOA just out of JAX about 20 miles. Therefore I always
file for the first leg VQQ AYS SYI. The second leg puts me
thru the StLouis ClassB. When I file SYI UIN direct, I
always get it, then as I approach StLouis, I am rerouted to
VLA which keeps me out of ClassB. Therefore on future
flights I file SYI VLA UIN, because I now know that is the
route I will be eventually given. I know this may be long
winded, but my point is, there is other more useful(in my
opinion) info on the internet. Just remember when you file
direct and are given that clearance, it means exactly
that...fly in a direct line.
> Hello, Anyone use FliteStar by Jeppesen for Flight
planning is it any good.
> I am thinking of buying world addition. It say it has
Performance data for
> 50 aircrafts... Which are those, any ideas?
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