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Custom Routing w/ 3-letter Airport Codes Messages in this topic - RSS

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The system does not recognize 3-letter airport codes in the Custom Routing field (it does recognize them in the From or To fields), either when entered manually, or selected from the chart (using right-click).

For example, try creating a route From: 8NC8 To: KXSA, and the enter LVL and W96 in the custom routing field. "W96" is left off both the chart and the navigation log.

Next, right-click on the chart around W96 (directly east of Richmond), and select View Nearby Airports/NavAids. You'll see W96 in the list ... you can select it and it appears to add to the chart. However, when you save your changes it is left off the chart although and NavLog ... although it is appended to the Custom Routing list.

I tried using KW96 in the Custom Routing field as I recall that might have worked in the past but no joy. I ended up selecting it off the chart as a GPS coordinate as a work around, but wanted to pass this along.

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John Burnside
John Burnside
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Hi Rick,

Thanks for your post! This is a known issue with the underlying flight planning and routing software provided by CSC DUATS that iFlightPlanner uses to generate detailed navigation logs. We have discovered that it looks at any airport in the format Axx (where A is any letter and xx are numeric digits) as an airway rather than an airport code. When it doesn't find an airway matching "W96", it skips over the waypoint.

The bug is on the CSC DUATS list and we will follow up with them to get an updated estimated time frame for a fix.

In the meantime, clicking on the chart and using the lat/long as the coordinate is the best workaround, albeit not ideal.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of iFlightPlanner!

John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
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