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Doug

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RSA (Route Safe Altitude)
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:17:08 AM »
Norm and I area again working on the RTMM Flight Plans. We now have everything synced between MFC (Misty Flying Club) and RTMM (RTMM_Flight_Plans.zip) and the RTMM GoTo Table.  We are now going through all of the flights, personally flying them, making little adjustments to the plans and putting "RSA" for (Route Safe Altitude) into the title of each flight plan's name.  If you see "RSA" right after the altitude entry in the name, then you'll know this one is "certified safe" at that altitude.  So when you download RTMM_Flight_Plans.zip, you will start seeing "RSA" show up in the plan names.

The Misty Flying Club is just about the easiest "virtual airline" there is to fly. Norm and Henry have made MFC without a lot of flight rules, schedules, etc. You can literally pick your flight (use the RTMM GoTo table), choose the flight with your sim's flight planner, then put int the MFCxxxxX number associated with the plan into MFC's "Cigar Box" and you are good to go!

We've decided on "RSA" (Route Safe Altitude) to describe the safe altitude for the low/slow flight plans we create. This is bush flying, over the treetops and between the mountains, usually staying within 1200 feet of the surface ... keeping you below the weather in the Misty Fjords area!  When you see RSA, you can set the altitude on your GPS and set the instrument to "gps" mode ... and just sit back and watch the beautiful scenery go by. Landing is manual.

For those who prefer a more realistic format for flying, Norm is giving you the VFR Rules altitude or "Flight/Cruise Altitude". When you look at the Cigar Box at MFC, the the VFR altitude will be in the top box and the RSA will be in the bottom "route" box.  To understand all of this in more detail, Norm has created a PDF (HERE), that explains all of this for you.

RTMM is all about the JOURNEY, the scenery locations mark the beginnings and endings, but most of the time you will spend with RTMM is going from "Here2There". This is why we spend so much time on the flights planning and details for MFC.


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Re: RSA (Route Safe Altitude)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 12:05:33 PM »
Another NOTAM on altitudes ....

Plan G will show you what ever altitude was put into it last, the altitude doesn't "come in" with the flight plan. Same for VFR Flight.

So you cannot "trust" the altitudes you may see on either of our planners. The altitudes you can trust is the RSA in the flight plan's name and the VFR Flight Altitude and Route RSA on the MFC Cigar box.  If you are going to fly low and slow .. pay attention to RSA and MFC VFR Flight altitude.