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No automatic flight plan filing on vPilot connection


Ben Lim
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I have filed a flight plan on the vatsim website using their web form.

 

It was my impression the flight plan would be filed automatically on vatsim when I connect with a client?

 

This does not happen and I have to manually file the plan again.

 

Thank you.

Soarbywire - Flight Simulation and Avionic Engineering

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Prefiled flight plans are retained for two hours.

 

Also, a couple of other thoughts on the prefile system:

 

1. Both the Route and Remarks field must be one line/string. Carriage returns are not allowed.

2. The maximum number of characters allowed in your flight plan for it to be accepted is 768.

 

We've seen instances in the past where people try to "format" their remarks by having each remark field on a separate line, or sometimes copy data in from another program that inserts a carriage return/line feed, and some cases where people put LOTS of stuff in their remarks, thus exceeding the character limit (and some cases both!).

 

Can you ensure your Route and Remarks fields are each one line with no CR/LF, and ensure your whole flight plan is less than 768 characters.

Don Desfosse
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I,m curious as to why creating the flight plan with fsx doesn't carry over to the flight plan for vpilot like fsinn did?

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I could never get FSINN to work, so I don't know how the interaction between FSX and FSINN worked.

 

From the FSINN docomeentation, however:

Stored flight plan: this contains your flight plans that you previously saved.

FSInn can read flight plans in SB2 or SB3 format. FSInn saves flight plans in the SB3 format.

And from the vPilot docomeentation:

Press the Load or Save button to load or save a flight plan in either vPilot or SquawkBox format.

So logically from the docomeentation, FSINN loads from the SB format, and so does vPilot.

 

Your post seems to indicate that you could somehow port flight plans from FSX to FSINN? Seems like that may be an undocomeented feature. Can you tell me how it worked?

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