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AI Flight Planner
A fully-integrated, TTools-format compatible AI flight planning tool for Microsoft Flight Simulator, both FS9 and FSX versions, - from stock and add-on airport data collection through flight plan preparation and editing to traffic .bgl compilation/de-compilation. Includes a complete flight plan subsetting capability as well as FS9 to FSX file conversion.

AI Flight Planner

AIFP HAS RECEIVED A FACELIFT!

A revolution in AI flight planning.

AI Flight Planner is a fully-integrated, TTools format-compatible AI flight planning tool for Microsoft Flight Simulator, both FS9 and FSX versions and Prepar3D. Introduced in May 2008 and continually upgraded since then, AI Flight Planner has become the tool of choice for preparing and editing AI flight plans. Many of its features including, in particular, the recently-developed universal repaint installer were developed in cooperation with AIG (Alpha-India Group). While intended to meet AIG's specific requirements, AI Flight Planner remains a general purpose tool that may be used to install anyone's flight plans and repaint packages.

AI Flight Planner Version 3 is, for the most part, a "facelift" for its predecessor. Gone are the separate opening screens for the flight plan/repaint installer and the flight plan editor. The flight plan editing controls have been moved to a separate dialog. A new, single Main Panel serves both the installer and editing functions. Most of the controls on the old installer panel remain on the new Main Panel. Functions related to those buttons that have been removed are now accessed via the main menu bar. All dialogs than can benefit from it, including the Main Panel, are now resizable. Location and size of most dialogs is now saved, both intra- and inter-session. So they will re-open as they were when last closed. You should also find more consistency in operation across all dialogs. For example, a double-click on any Flight Plan, Airport or Aircraft List item opens a suitable editor. Hovering the mouse over any such list item displays a tool tip including more information on the item. A right-click on any such item selects that item and presents a context menu of common operations for that item. The full compliment of operations is, of course, always available from the main menu bar. Nothing has been removed.

Version 3 also includes a few minor enhancements, particularly in the handling of bulk traffic files and its user manual has been extensively reorganized and revised, combining the two earlier manuals and also adding illustrations of most dialogs and lots of "how to" text.

AI Flight Planner's Main Panel

Among AI Flight Planner's unique features are:

  • arrival and departure times may be specified using local times
  • use of either IATA or ICAO airport designators
  • ICAO and IATA codes, UTC-offset and positional data for any airport is only a few mouse clicks away
  • aircraft may be assigned directly from FS9 or FSX aircraft folders
  • flight plans are created and edited on a per leg basis; using a day-of-week field, similar legs in weekly flight plans need be entered only once.
  • the ability to extract from airline system-wide flight-plan data only those flight plans that visit any of a user-selected list of airports and to prepare subsets of flight plans based on aircraft used or destination airports
  • an aircraft editor to manage all aircraft AI-related parameters and which will display a thumbnail of the selected aircraft if available
  • stock and add-on airport data collection
  • subsetting of flight plans by airport (both inclusive and exclusive)
  • a "smart" tree-view display which differentiates between files/folders of interest and those that are not
  • the ability to edit weekly flight plans for multiple days irrespective of whether or not in the consolidate mode.
  • a variety of traffic file "find" functions
  • extensive traffic file and parking analysis capabilities

AI Flight Planner's Flight Plan Editor

Flight Plan Editor: AI Flight Planner provides a full range of flight plan editing tools. They include:

  • TTools-format text files or compiled traffic files as source
  • conversion of FS9 flight plans and traffic files for use with FSX
  • creation and editing of flight plans in either the custom flight plan leg editor or a plain text editor
  • user-specifiable standard "sit-times"
  • built-in aircraft, airport and time-zone editors
  • validation of all aspects of flight plans
  • compilation of flight plan data into flight simulator traffic files.

AI Flight Planner does it all!

The current release of AI Flight Planner is Version 3.1.02. Please check the Status & Known Issues page for known issues, patches and update information.

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