MaxSez: (This Topic is aimed at Grade 1 & 2)
Global Route Planning is complex if your just starting out. Trip Planning is a multi-step process and can be frustrating. Whether you short cut it waypoint/fix by fix or use a complex program the anticipated solution may not provide the desired result. If you miss a step or failed to consider fuel burn impacted by winds aloft en-route your toast for example. Accordingly, at times I choose to take the no brained route and utilize a pre-program Flight Plan. One from a trusted proven source that I have full confidence in like the Titled “Suggested Routes”. Using this process all the work is done for you to include fuel burn. Just read the preamble, cut & paste. Then the only thing left to do is kick the tire, light the fire and if your first in the air your the leader.
Accordingly; I recently found Mr. Sheltons ever changing “Suggested Routes” Topic by Forum Archive Search. I recommend it to you. It contains complete WW Flight Plans to include burn, broken down by exceptional Short/Med/Long Hauls sitting there waiting for the taking. (Cut/Paste). I just flew his Australian Great Barrier Reef Route. NE Queensland, Brisbane (YBBU) to Hamilton Island (YBHM) up the NE shore of the Coral Sea, spectacular 1.5 Hours in a Van or the suggested craft. This route is a keeper, I intend to use this Planner a lot, I look forward to number 2 “Suggested Routes” in this professionally presented series.
(If Your a WWIi Buff, Note “Bougainville Is”, East of Cooktown in the Coral Sea