Hey so, I’m trying to fly EWR-LAX on UA 772, tried using sids for departure and it worked, then set one for arrival into lax. Then I entered my flight plan which was copy and pasted, and it just overlapped it, I was expecting it to just fill in minus the sids and stars, thanks! I’m curious if I need to manually do my flight plan now or what, as the tutorial on the YouTube page had both sids and stars line up perfectly
Seems like you have a STAR and another flight plan which explains the overlapping. The flight plan you most likely got has two different SIDs and STARs that have been selected.
I recommend first adding the SID then paste your route in the flightplan and after that add your STAR
You can use the arrows on the FPL page to move the SID/STAR where it belongs, and your issue should be solved hopefully.
Just to add to this, if you have used fpltoif or simulr to generate your flight plan, I find it useful to copy that to my notes section on my ipad whilst entering in the SID, NAT (if applicable) and STAR etc, once I have those, then I know which waypoints to delete before adding in. This will avoid issues with the flight plan. As always takes a bit of practice but makes it worth while
Personally, I just copy the whole flight plan from simbrief/FpltoIF/etc, and paste it into IF. Once this is done, I just add the SID/STAR from the procedure tab at each airport. This does produce duplicate waypoints, but I just delete them in my original flight plan. I do it this way (versus deleting before pasting into IF) because there are times when the plans don’t exactly match. Adding the whole SID/STAR in on top of my full flight plan allows for me to “connect the dots” in a more streamlined manner. It’s a bit time consuming at first but after getting the flow down, it’s a really quick process.
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