Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening wherever you may be. This was a little something that I think a majority of you will like/appreciate with the anticipation of Global coming up. Because we like to keep things realistic to a certain degree (at least try to), how do you plan on finding a route between two airports for a given flight? Most will answer, I just look up the flight number for the flight on either FlightAware or FR24, and it’ll just show the route. This, I agree is the fastest way. But who is in any rush? Below I have compiled a few screenshots that I took to show you a more in-depth way of finding a route for a given flight. All pictures are that of the FlightAware website and one from SkyVector.
Begin Here When you first open up FlightAware.com, you will be prompted with their home screen, which will look something like what I have included here. When you click on “Live Flight Tracking”, look for IFR Route Analyzer. This is where you will be able to look up routes commonly filed between two airports.
When you click on the “IFR Route Analyzer” this screen will should pop up. The Origin and Destination Airports will be empty but I filled in an example for you guys to see for the sake of this post. Keep in mind, this may not work for all airports. Some smaller airports such as Class D airports that are less frequently traveled to may not have filed routes. Once you have your two airports click, “Find Routes”.
After you have decided which airports you plan to file a route for, you will get a list of real world flight plans that were filed for the given route. This will include the frequency that the route was used, the altitude, and the distance for that given plan.
When you click on the route, with all of the waypoints, you will be brought to SkyVector, showing the route and all of the filed points in-between.
Hope this helps and gives everyone a little something to play around with.