Picture this - you’ve just gone to fpltoif.com, input your SimBrief to IF information, and now have a lovely flight plan created for you, in only a few seconds. You copy it to your clipboard, paste it into the IF search bar, and now have that flight plan ready to go. Except, you want to add a waypoint to the beginning of that flight plan, and don’t want to have to click the up arrow a million times to get it to the top.
Well, that’s what this is here to fix!
This topic is to request the addition of a “TOP” button in between “ACT. LEG” and “CLEAR”. Very simply put, you could select a waypoint, then click the requested “TOP” button, and it would move that waypoint to the top of your flight plan, where you might only have to click the down arrow once or twice it get it to the requested spot.
Personally, I like adding straight out departure waypoints into my flight plan, and I like to edit the SimBrief flight plans to my custom liking. That oftentimes means I have to click the up button about 10-20 times to get the specific waypoint to where it belongs, which gets very tedious.
While that is very true, usually I just copy the flight plan and put it into the search bar. I don’t know the waypoints by heart, and SimBrief doesn’t put them in, so that’s why I usually add them then have to click the up arrow a bunch. Also, if I’m adding a waypoint closer to the departure airport then the destination airport, that often times is a random waypoint I find along the way while in looking over my flight plan. This would just alleviate having to click the up arrow a bunch. :)
I see what you mean, but just finding the waypoints and either memorizing them or writing them down on somewhere you can reference then inputting them would probably be a more efficient method than clicking up a bunch of times. This could be a little helpful, but I don’t think it’s something that doesn’t have a pretty easy and fast alternative. It probably shouldn’t be too hard to code though so we’ll see
I like your point and I see where you’re coming from! I fly out of KATL the most, so I honestly should write down the waypoints I use for different straight out departures.
However, I still would like this feature because, as I said :
I like to meticulously scrutinize my flight plans as I see fit, and add and remove waypoints here and there along the way. You may not find yourself doing that, but I sure do!
This feature request simply makes the moving of waypoints easier as you could move them to the top and bump them down a few spaces instead of having to click up a bunch of times.
I’m not disagreeing with you at all. I’ve had a few instances where I find waypoints midflight and have to move them up or whatever, but by that time it isn’t the top so it would be useless. I’m sure there is someone else that can support your argument so don’t just take it from me lol. Good luck on this request man
I would suggest using real world flight plans and using the IFR departure, arrival and ILS charts. This will
A. help you fly the appropriate departure path all the way to the arrival and ILS
B. Eliminate the need to “add” waypoints while you’re already in flight.
Fpltoif will usually convert the departure points from a FlightAware flight plan but only from a certain runway and it usually gets the arrival correct-but again to a certain runway. For example here is a plan from
KFLL-KBOS decoded and put into FplToIF. It takes you off of RWY10L/R in FLL, then drops you on the arrival to RWY04L in BOS-so you’d just need to adjust the arrival transition and add your ILS waypoints in via the appropriate chart.
Alternatively, you can copy from your clipboard to a note on iOS or Android thus saving each flight plan as you go and add the runway departure and arrival transitions to copy to the beginning/end as pictured below:
I know :)
I use fpltoif.com and then use the SimBrief flight plan. I just personally like to add straight out departures and straight in arrivals.
However, how I file my flightplan is not the discussion this topic is trying to raise.
This request is just for a button to move waypoints to the top of the flightplan.
Also, unless I have to divert, I almost never (99% of the time) find myself adding waypoints during the actual flight. I find that unrealistic.