Since in infinite flight actually we don’t have curves in our flight plan I thought this can be helpful to make our flights more realistic and the way we can get it can be more easy. I have some airports with real SIDs procedures it can be downloaded here, others airport for the moment you won’t find it since they don’t have SIDs with curves or for the moment is unavailable to make it. In this library you would find a lots of custom SIDs with curves.
Note: If there are some airports missing if because they don’t have RNP procedures and is all with straight lines and which with actually SIDs system in IF is enough to make it, for example: KATL
Actual SIDs procedure / Realistic RNP SIDs procedure: EGLL / MAXIT1G
Now you can see the difference you may be wondering how you can do that, well you will need 3 things:
Flight Radar 24 Subscription Gold or Silver: With this you can download the KML file which is very important to create and import the flight plan.
Knowledge of how use the IF Flightplan Tools.
Chart with your SIDs you want to use: There’s a different way to get charts from your SIDs you want to use. This are some of them I recommend (Some of them would required a subscription) : https://navigraph.com / https://chartfox.org / NavDataPro Charts.
- Find your departure airport and your route in Flight radar 24. You can find it filtering your airport and you will only see aircrafts departing or approaching in that airport. Example EGLL.
- Before taking this step you will need to know which SID you want to create. Example: DET2F runway 27R.
- You can take advantage seeing at this moment which traffic have departed in the same direction like your SID. Otherwise you can select the Route that you want and search from there.
We’re lucky we have this BA going to BRU, in the same direction and SID that we want.
The next step is Downloading the KML file: More XXXX flight > Go to live flight > Download KML file.
Once you have the file you will need to save it on your device, you can create a folder with all your custom SIDs.
This is how the KML looks should looks like:
- Now, this is when things get a little complicated. Now you have the KML file you will need to opened in the wonderful website called IF Flight plan tools.
Chose the file we downloaded > search the folder you save the file and select it > then it should looks like this:
You will need to know not the all point is needed, you only want the part that you SID looks like, so open the Map > you will see all the fixes the KML file have. If you zoom in the start of the file you will see point in the taxiway. You should deleted and start when the aircraft starts getting altitude which you can see it in the file.
You know when to stop when you saw the altitude comes up.
The next step is search when you want to finish the file: In general we want only the curves the other point you can added in IF. You cut it off when the curves is finish and the rest of the ponis will be deleted.
Now search the final point selecting in the map the point you want to start to deleting. Example you can see the altitude in the map Ana search it in the menu.
Start delate the other points from these point.
The result that we want:
That we have that we want is time to save it and name it. Download > Save it in the place you want and name it like the SID, Example: DET2F and add always .fpl in the end of the word; DET2F.fpl.
Congratulations you reach the final step, which is open the file in IF and personalize the SID whatever you want.
Open the file in IF and this is the results:
Now you can finish here or you can just continue editing the file and finish the SID procedure. For that you will need to follow and final the next fixes for you SID. As you can see we only have the curves but not the entire SID. Follow your SID and add the missing fixes and save it again in your saved file in your device, this would be the result:
- Now you have the file ever you want to depart from London Heathrow east direction you can use your custom SID and enjoy your realistic departure! Differences IF SID / Custom SID:
Library (Updated 04/01/2023)
Note: Follow all ATC instructions, I’m not taking any responsibility of any Violation
Do you any questions or you want to send your custom SID to share it with the others, let me know below and I will add it in the file.
¿Your airport isn’t in the file? - Dont worry I will updated the file every month with news SIDs from other airports.
Thanks for take your time to read this please let me know in the comments what airport or SID you want and what it your opinion about this thread.
Have a nice day and see you in the sky !