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4 days ago
Topic:
ADS-B Ghosts

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Hi Cal,

Either forum is fine. Can you share which ADS-B device you're using so we can investigate further?

As a general statement, ADS-B does not include a hard and fast solution for differentiating ADS-B traffic and your own aircraft. It's unfortunate the system was not designed to provide a unique identifier to each aircraft to help with this issue. It is made even more difficult by the fact that aircraft currently have a wide-range of ADS-B in/out capabilities and that ADS-B traffic data is received both air-to-air and from ground transmitters.

So, it is unfortunately possible that you may see a "ghost" aircraft from time-to-time that is, in fact, your own aircraft!
5 days ago
Topic:
ADS-B Ghosts

clocklin
clocklin
Posts: 8
Not sure if this should be here or under Tech Support. I’m often seeing ghosts of my own plane - it’s a bit disconcerting to see another plane flying 100 feet below me! I know it happens when I’m flying around the Detroit area but haven’t paid enough attention to be sure if it happens outside the area so I’m not sure if it’s a TIS issue or an ADS-B issue.

If it’s an ADS-B issue, is there a possibility to add some ADS-B ID info to remove these ghosts? If so, it would be nice if that ID info could be stored to and retrieved from the selected aircraft.
16 days ago
Topic:
Problem sending flight plan to ATC

Andy Matthews
Andy Matthews
Posts: 50
Hi John,

It sounds like you're confusing iFlightPlanner with xFlightPlanner, a flight planning resource specific to the X-Plane flight simulator... we do not support xFlightPlanner, however you are able to connect X-Plane with iFlightPlanner and have iFlightPlanner for iPad behave as if it's flying in the virtual cockpit with you. There is a post on the iFlightPlanner Blog here that shows you how:

https://www.iFlightPlanner.com/Blog/Connecting-XPlane-to-iFlightPlanner_475.aspx

Flight plans filed with iFlightPlanner will go to the FAA and the respective real-world Flight Service Station (FSS) or controlled airport, but will not find their way to the various sim ATC networks.

Please let us know how else we can help!

Andy
16 days ago
Topic:
Problem sending flight plan to ATC

johntimber
johntimber
Posts: 1
Hello,

I am having some problems with the x-life flightplanner. When I am trying to send a flight plan to the ATC I get the following error; flight plan error (route tags) segment error -please check that the navdata is correct with both fms, flight planner and the x life. What is wrong?
-I have the latest AIRAC and navdata from navigraph both in the X-life plugin folder, on the simbrief site online and in the custom data.
-I have also downloaded the sceneries from the supported fmc airport list from the jardesign website.
What am I missing or doing wrong to get the error while trying to load a flight plan to the ATC?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

References:-
http://jardesign.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3534
Motion graphics video company

Thanks!
6/9/2018
Topic:
GPS direct with fixes

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Planning via VOR's is currently available. Simply select Low Altitude Airways when planning your flight in our Flight Wizard and auto-routing will use a combination of VORs, Victor airways, and known waypoints to produce a route. We are working on implementing a new version of the GPS Direct with Lat/Lon Fixes at regular intervals that become unavailable with the discontinuation of DUATS.

Let us know if the Low Altitude Airways routing achieves the result you are looking for in the meantime!
6/9/2018
Topic:
GPS direct with fixes

whitejc
whitejc
Posts: 1
Until the FAA removes many VOR's/Vortac's from the National Aerospace System, the use of them for intermediate fixes, similar to that which was available with DUATS, is very much desired. In addition to providing for excellent situation awareness, for me, it always was a great basis for "how goes it" decision making.
6/8/2018
Topic:
Android app

realitybitesreality
realitybitesreality
Posts: 2
While we do continue to see Apple products as the overwhelming majority in aviation (upwards of 90% at a recent expo)



That's like going to church and saying I continue to see a majority of Catholics (or pick your favorite) here! Pretty funny!
6/8/2018
Topic:
Android app

Andy Matthews
Andy Matthews
Posts: 50
While we do continue to see Apple products as the overwhelming majority in aviation (upwards of 90% at a recent expo), we are aware of GPS technology that may be integrated with a web browser and move the needle for those of you on Android.

While iFlightPlanner.com is accessible on any platform from within any web browser, it doesn't address the need for data storage that only a native app can provide without internet connectivity.

My colleague wrote above, we're staying on top of the device trends and appreciate everyone's input here!

Andy
6/8/2018
Topic:
Android app

ericm1461
ericm1461
Posts: 1
I dumped all Apple products. They have been losing supporters since their exposed planned obsolescence trikeries. Here is another vote for Android and I know many others.
6/1/2018
Topic:
No wind any more?

Andy Matthews
Andy Matthews
Posts: 50
Can you confirm you're asking for a "Detailed" nav log rather than the "Basic" option? Basic nav logs will not include winds regardless of whether or not the "No Wind" option is checked...
6/1/2018
Topic:
No wind any more?

csfahey
csfahey
Posts: 1
The winds are not making it into my flight planning. The "No Wind" button is NOT checked but it still is not part of the calculation. Any ideas?
6/1/2018
Topic:
GPS direct with fixes

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Thanks for your post! To confirm, you're referring to having lat/lon fixes added at regular intervals on a direct route between two airports, correct?

If so, that is a feature we previously had, but is currently unavailable due to the discontinuation of the DUATS program, which supported a number of our automated routing capabilities. However, we have identified a way to replicate this feature and anticipate we'll enable it again in the near future. We'll post a follow up response here once it's available!
edited by John Burnside on 6/1/2018
5/31/2018
Topic:
GPS direct with fixes

jgero1945
jgero1945
Posts: 1
Any way we can have flight planner provide fixes if using GPS
5/20/2018
Topic:
Using Lat/Long way points

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Hi Frank,

We have investigated and haven't been able to reproduce this issue. Would you be able to send us a screenshot of the map being displayed incorrectly?

Also, web browsers sometimes cache "behind the scenes" files that contain programming code for functionality. There is small possibility your web browser still has an old version of these files that provide the map interactivity. With the map page open, please hold down shift, then click the Refresh button your web browser. This will force the browser to update all of these "behind the scenes" files.

As always, we'll do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of any technical issues.

John
5/19/2018
Topic:
Using Lat/Long way points

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Hi Frank,

We will investigate right away as this is not the expected behoavior. On Wednesday, we switched from DUATS to Leidos for nav logs, weather briefs, and filing due to the FAA discontinuing the DUATS program and there may still be a bug we didn’t identify during testing. Thanks for the heads up and we’ll follow up as soon as we have it fixed.

John
edited by John Burnside on 5/20/2018
5/19/2018
Topic:
Using Lat/Long way points

Francis.G.Ladonne
Francis.G.Ladonne
Posts: 2
Why, when using Lat/Lon waypoints like "HYGEN RODDY 382106N/1054824W 381637N/1055258W PEDRA KDRO" do they show up correctly in the nav log but will not show the route on the map?
5/16/2018
Topic:
Drone Notams on the map

tinkler@me.com
tinkler@me.com
Posts: 1
Adding drone notams to the map would be a big help.
5/10/2018
Topic:
iPad mini compatible?

JakeTse
JakeTse
Posts: 1
Yeah, I am convinced that iFlightPlanner is compatible with all iPad models. That's really great because I don't need to worry that my iPad is rejected.
5/3/2018
Topic:
Problem with time zone

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 185
Hi Kevin,

We don’t currently provide the ability when entering your flight date to have it automatically determine the local time zone at that airport. You can select the time zone for that airport when entering the date although I can envision times when you wouldn’t know an airport’s time zone off the top of your head.

However, that is a good suggestion and we’ve made a note to look into how best to implement it.

We do automatically convert the flight date entered from the selected time zone to UTC when filing your flight plans.

John
5/3/2018
Topic:
Problem with time zone

Usaaircraftb
Usaaircraftb
Posts: 1
Hi John, I've tried to find a place on the website and the iPad to set the time I use for a flight as "Local Time" but can't find it. Is there a way to do this now? And if filing will the software automatically set the departure time to Zulu time?

Thanks!

Kevin