By David Jones 1355531
#521707 Hello All,

I have been wanting to ask this for some time now...

When I file a flight via vPilot, why is it that when I go to my stats page it shows that the plan has been filed multiple times?¿ For instance my last flight, N215PW, it shows 7 times? When in fact I filed it once, did not lose connectivity nor pause or do anything other than fly and land. Almost all that I have filed show up as multiples, some in the double digits.
Not sure what's going on here? Any ideas?

Thanks
David

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By Don Desfosse 1035677
#521708 It's not just vPilot, it's filing via any software/page/method. I know changes get shown (whether initiated by the pilot or controller). But, you're right, flights are often shown multiple times on the stats page. It's something that I've wondered too over the 10+ years I've been on VATSIM. But never asked/figured out.... Hopefully someone who knows can shed some light.
By Dace Nicmane 1313735
#521716 When flying without ATC, it's usually two. When ATC changes something, the number increases and sometimes you can see the change and who has done it (in the "Amended by" column) but not always. My guess is that the "invisible" changes are some things that are not included in the stats page, e.g. the squawk code, or simply saving the FP without changing anything.
By Lindsey Wiebe 1101951
#523196 So what is the process for amending a flight plan... I usually file with simbrief, then fetch from server on vPilot. If I need to amend it, I do so from vPilot, it says filed. But after a few mins if I fetch it again to check for the change it's the old one again.
By Josh Glottmann 1275389
#523199
Lindsey Wiebe 1101951 wrote:So what is the process for amending a flight plan... I usually file with simbrief, then fetch from server on vPilot. If I need to amend it, I do so from vPilot, it says filed. But after a few mins if I fetch it again to check for the change it's the old one again.

This happens for a reason I do not know. Let's say you file online and connect, then need to make a change. Disconnect, reconnect, then file again with the change. That should work.
By Kenneth Haught 1067681
#523233
Lindsey Wiebe 1101951 wrote:So what is the process for amending a flight plan... I usually file with simbrief, then fetch from server on vPilot. If I need to amend it, I do so from vPilot, it says filed. But after a few mins if I fetch it again to check for the change it's the old one again.


To add to what Don said about ATC amendments, you should also be aware that when filing with the VATSIM Prefile system (which is utilized by SimBrief and many other "route finders" it will automatically lock your flight plan as if a controller amended it. Josh's solution allows the server to "unlock" it so that you can make changes if need be with a prefiled plan. For that reason, I would recommend using the option to download the vPilot (or SB) plan, and load it via the client before sending your plan. That way you can make final adjustments if necessary without having to worry about whether it was locked or not.