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SkyVector/GPX FlightPlan Converter for FlightGear

Postby TribalBob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:51 pm

There was interest among the FlightGear users at my VA for a script to convert GPX format FlightPlans (like those on SkyVector) into FlightPlan files that FlightGear can use, so I created one.

This is only tested with GPX files downloaded from SkyVector so others may or may not work correctly.

Here is the script, it's a batch script so it's completely open-source and should work on all Windows versions, feel free to have a look at the code inside any text editor.

https://mega.nz/#!DvgHFYLL!OyFPYAkV58_r ... 3zs6hn8RFQ

Enjoy!
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Re: SkyVector/GPX FlightPlan Converter for FlightGear

Postby Necolatis » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:40 am

Since Flightgear can natively read GPX files, what would be the use of this?
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Re: SkyVector/GPX FlightPlan Converter for FlightGear

Postby TribalBob » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:35 pm

Hmmm, seems you are correct.

Someone in my VA said the plans he exported from SkyVector weren't working with FG and anothermember said they would work if you removed the departure airport so i wrote a script to do that and tested it and it worked. i never tested the downloaded file as my VA member said they didn't work.

I guess if a mod wants to delete this thread, please feel free.
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Re: SkyVector/GPX FlightPlan Converter for FlightGear

Postby pavlin » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:22 pm

No need. You just have to do the flight plan, export it in gpx from skyvector. com and after just put it in your AppData/ Roaming/ flightgear.org / Export folder. Add it in your route manager, delete the DEP and ARR airports, add them in the boxes on the route manager, set up RWY CRZ alt and activate. The .gpx files can be used freely in FG without need to convert them.
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Re: SkyVector/GPX FlightPlan Converter for FlightGear

Postby V12 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 pm

Pavlin is right, You don't need any conversion. I'm using skyvector this way more than year.
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