Waypoint Questions

Hey all!! Does anyone know how to do the Waypoints that simbrief gives you that look like Y108 and stuff like that? Any help would be greatly appreciated

The ones that say A590 and Y808. What even are those if anyone knows

Those are airways.

I usually use FPLtoIF.com or IF Flightplan Tools for this sort of thing.

https://if-flightplan-tools.vercel.app/

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Ah okay. Does fpltoif have a specific tool that I can input these into and it gives me the gps coordinates?

It has a Simbrief tab, where you can generate the plan and have it converted all at once

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Cool. Thank you!!

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In SimBrief you could copy to Skyvector.
Skyvector has the option to save as (Garmin).fpl file and converts airways to individual waypoints by this.
This way helps if changes to the SimBrief output are needed for what ever reason.

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I’ll try it :) I ended up asking my brother (First Officer with AA) about it and he explained the airways pretty well to me. He said it appears it’s a limitation of the game itself, not my own knowledge

Hey ALL,

I have a question about editing or creating the FPL.

Because sometimes it doesn’t really work with FPLtoIF, could one of you show me a short video showing how it all works?

I would be very happy about it =)

Editing the .fpl is very simple.
All you need is any text editor. If it is one that could do xml highlighting it is even easier.
Textastic is one that is available for iOS.
The file inside looks like this:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<flight-plan xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns="http://www8.garmin.com/xmlschemas/FlightPlan/v1">
  <waypoint-table>
  <waypoint>
      <identifier>your waypoint number 1</identifier>
      <lat>51.7180725</lat>
      <lon>-1.7500175</lon>
      <elevation>1000</elevation>
    </waypoint>
    </waypoint>
  </waypoint-table>
  <route>
    <route-name>what ever you want</route-name>
    <route-point>
      <waypoint-identifier>your waypoint number 1</waypoint-identifier>
    </route-point>
  </route>
</flight-plan>

The elevation is not mandatory, and it is in meter not feet.
Beside that you could add what ever waypoints you want. You need every waypoint once in the waypoint table and can repeat it in the route list as often as you want.

You might want to look at a shared .fpl from IF to get a better idea on how it works. When doing so you will notice a few more properties in the waypoint table, but they where not needed for IF now a days.

Not sure if that covers your question exactly, but hope it helps.

If you scroll down on Simbrief once the Flightplan is generated and click briefing preview, scroll down further and you should see the airway with the waypoints written under them. Simply just type them in manually into Infinite Flight

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For example here is the waypoints for the UL70 airway

Ah this is amazing!! Thank youuuuuuu

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Though you could put them manually, i still recommend using FLPtoIF like tomthetank said. It gives you the SID and STARS of whatever airport you’re going to, and all of the waypoints you need. It tells you in a clearer form all of your cargo, passengers, weight, and other important information. I can tell you step by step how you can use it if you ever need any help, I’ve found ways to have a plan completely ready in 5 minutes or less.

Those are the names of flight paths that compile several waypoints. For example, you would follow Y808 from GULBO to NOLAX. You’ll have to look on a website like SkyVector to figure out the waypoints along that route.