How to submit PIREP automatically after each flight?

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14 years 1 week ago #3844 by YETIV8R
How to submit PIREP automatically after each flight?

In-order to accomplish that, we will use a little software called FSACARS.

[size=large]What is FSACARS?[/size]

In short,
FSACARS is a software developed to emulate the real world ACARS system in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and in adition to use that information to create detailed pilot reports to VAs.

You can get more detailed features of this product at this site:
<a href = "www.satavirtual.org/fsacars/features.html" target="_blank">www.satavirtual.org/fsacars/features.html

We have implemented this tool to our VAHQ (Virtual Airlines Head Quarters) system, and now you may use it to file your PIREPS automatically.

You can use FSACARS for any flights, VATSIM flights, SPA online flights etc.

I will show you how to in the following threads.

Thanks.

Naresh

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14 years 1 week ago #3848 by YETIV8R
[size=large]A. Setup[/size]

<NOTE: This may look very long and overwhelming, but trust me it is because of the big pictures. It hardly takes 5 mins.>

FSUIPC must be installed inorder to run this program. You can get FSUIPC at
<a href="www.schiratti.com/dowson.html" target="_blank">www.schiratti.com/dowson.html


1. First we need to download the tools:

Please download these files from below and save them in a temp folder. In my cas M:\FS Downloads\FSACARS:

www.stpaulairlines.com/index.php?name=Do...ads&req=getit&lid=79

This is an update, please download this as well.
www.stpaulairlines.com/index.php?name=Do...ads&req=getit&lid=80

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-001.jpg">

2. Extract the files.

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-002.jpg">

3. Install the program and update FSACARS to 4.015:

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-003.jpg">

To update:
<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-004.jpg">
<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-005.jpg">
<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-006.jpg">
<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-007.jpg">
Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not have this SPA.ini file.

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-008.jpg">


3. Configure FSACARS


Close everything and return to Desktop. Double click the shortcut icon you just created, to launch FSACARS.

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-009.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-010.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-011.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-012.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-013.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-014.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-015.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-016.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-017.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-018.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-019.jpg">

This concludes the configuration of FSACARS.

In the next thread, I will show you how it is used to file PIREPS.

Thanks for the patience.

Naresh

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14 years 1 week ago #3851 by YETIV8R
[size=large]B. USAGE.[/size]

1. Open a flight in FS9 or FSX.


Please create a flight plan beforehand. (for only FS9. FSX flight plan is not readable by FSACARS)

Please ensure your parking brakes are on before starting FSACARS.

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-020.jpg">

2. Launch FSACARS
<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-011.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-021.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-022.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-023.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-024.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-025.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-026.jpg">

3. Fly your flight.


<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-027.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-028.jpg">


<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-029.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-030.jpg">


<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-031.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-031M.jpg">
Separate page in our website.

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-032.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-033.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-034.jpg">


4. Now it is time to send your PIREP to SPA.


<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-035.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-036.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-037.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-038.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-039.jpg">

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-040.jpg">

That's it. You are done. You have just successfully transmitted your PIREP via FSACARS automatically. The days of writing down your flight information is over.

In a few seconds, you will receive a confirmation email from SPA like below:

<img src="www.stpaulairlines.com/tempimages/FSACARS-041.jpg">


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or post it here.

I would like to sincerely thank Chris James, Bob Thompson and Jerry Allen for helping me test the codes. Thank you guys. We are very grateful.

Good luck everybody.

Keep the dirty side down.

Naresh

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14 years 1 week ago #3852 by YETIV8R
Please email me for SPA.ini.

Please include your name and Pilot ID in the email.

Thanks.

Naresh

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14 years 1 week ago #3855 by daveraine
Thanks Naresh it takes a bit if getting use to at first but it worked ok.
Only thing is when a tried to put the flight plan in i had to do it myself as it would not copy the flight plan .

I have the path to FS Flight plans ok will try again later.

All this on my old computer, i thought i would try it on this before i get the new one

Thanks again
Dave

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14 years 1 week ago #3859 by YETIV8R
Dave, I'm happy to hear that it worked for you. I'm not sure why the flight plan is not working for you. You can just copy and paste the flight plan to the route field if you wish to.

Thanks.

Naresh

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