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SimBrief - Advanced Flight Planning

Yoland Posted: 04.02.2014, 19:02


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There is a very interestin free flight planning tool for those interested by very realistic FS operations. Here is what it says :
Planning a scheduled flight for a major airline is a complicated task with many factors to consider. In order to maximize efficiency, major airlines around the world employ specially trained Flight Dispatchers. Using specialized flight planning software, they check weather, select a route, make fuel calculations, choose suitable alternates, and check current NOTAMs to ensure the flight is conducted as safely and efficiently as possible. Once the dispatcher has completed their calculations, they use their flight planning software to generate a detailed "Operational Flight Plan" for use by the airline's pilots, who benefit from having all the pertinent data for their flight in one complete package.

SimBrief effectively simulates the Flight Dispatcher's role, allowing virtual pilots to generate in-depth Briefing Packages containing the same layout and data as the ones used by real airline pilots every day. SimBrief is capable of generating flight plans which include:
A detailed waypoint listing (i.e. Navlog)
Accurate performance and fuel calculations for over 50 aircraft types
Fuel figures satisfying all legal requirements, such as reserve and alternate fuel
Step climb planning based on actual aircraft weight
In depth ETOPS calculations, including entry, exit, and equal time points between ETOPS alternates
Selection of suitable destination and ETOPS alternates based on current weather forecasts
Real world weather and winds aloft forecasts
Real world NOTAMs provided by the FAA
A link to prefile the generated flight on VATSIM in just a few mouse clicks

All you provide is the departure, destination, and route, and the SimBrief system calculates the rest!

Enjoy :-D

edited by: Yoland, Feb 05, 2014 - 02:07 AM

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Westcoast Posted: 05.02.2014, 23:50


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This is a great find Yoland; thanks for passing it along. I have registered on the site and plan to give it a try. I have been working to develop something very similar for myself, but out of individual pieces. Flightaware.com and FSCommander for flight plans, ActiveSkyNext for current weather and flight plan analysis, Navigraph for the current Airac, TopCat for takeoff and landing analysis, a spreadsheet for fuel planning,etc. In fact, I often spend more time planning a flight and bringing the aircraft up from a cold and dark state than I do flying the flight. I had in mind that, at some future time, I might write this all up for our site. If SimBrief delivers all they are promising, most of that work will be reduced to filling out a form and printing out the results. A great boon if you just want to get on with your flight, not so great if you want to understand how it all works.

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Rawkn Posted: 10.02.2014, 23:01

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This is great! Thank you for the info. Currently I wont be able to use this, as I still have no internet for my laptop, but, when I do, I will certainly give this a closer look.
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