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Doug

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RTMM Flight Plans - Cruise Altitude
« on: April 11, 2019, 10:24:34 AM »
If you look in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip in the README folder, you will find a spreadsheet entitled: 4_RTMM-MFC Flight Plans Listing(date).xls.  First of all if you want to see how much work Norm has done with MFC, open that spreadsheet and look at the REAMS of data it contains. That is the spreadsheet I used for this project.

Cruising Altitudes adjust for all 700+ flight plans.

We have been paying a great deal of attention to RSA (safe altitude) and the routing of the flight plans, but one thing we neglected was the cruise altitude for the plan. Plan G and VFR Flight sort of assigned them randomly. So you could be making a 5 mile hop and the cruise altitude could be 12,000 feet!

Over the past few days, I've used Norm's spreadsheet to put in the VFR flight altitudes that he uses with MFC. All 700+ flight plans were changed to match the MFC spreadsheet. So now that same small flight will have a cruise altitude of (probably) 1500 feet.

If you are using Plan G, Little NavMap or VFR-Flight for your flight planner, you can now better see the ELEVATION profile for the flight with the new cruise altitudes. Before, most made little sense with 10,000 and 12,000 foot (and other random) cruise altitudes.

The new RTMM Flight Plans.zip (put up yesterday) has all of the new cruise altitudes in it. So if you are using this ... please delete the old flight plan set you have and put in this new one.

Below is the elevation profile for the Anon Bear Observatory flight plan.


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Re: RTMM Flight Plans - Cruise Altitude
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 11:11:48 AM »
That's cool, thx!

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Re: RTMM Flight Plans - Cruise Altitude
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 08:35:13 PM »
Thx, Doug!  Very nice!

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Re: RTMM Flight Plans - Cruise Altitude
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 11:28:51 AM »
Thank you! Looks great!
Regards from Munich, Germany



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