Flight Plan Flight Plan Dock Window

Upper Part

The top shows a label that contains departure, departure position (parking, runway or helipad), destination, flight plan distance, traveling time, used procedures and flight plan type.

Besides the label there are three input fields on top of this dock window:

  • Speed (kts): Ground speed. The value of this field is used only for calculating traveling times in the table view: Leg Time and ETA (estimated time of arrival at a waypoint given 0:00 as start time). It is saved as an annotation with the flight plan and not used for simulator user aircraft calculations.
  • Cruise altitude (ft): This value is saved with the flight plan and is also used to calculate an airway flight plan based on given altitude. This field receives the minimum altitude for a flight plan if a plan along Victor or Jet airways is calculated and altitude restrictions were found. See Calculate based on given Altitude.
  • Flight Plan Type (IFR or VFR): This is saved with the flight plan.

Flight Plan Table

The table view allows the same operations as the search table view except sorting. See here for more information.

All selected elements in the flight plan table view will be highlighted on the map using a black/green circle. See Highlights for more information. Multi selection using Shift-Click or Ctrl+Click is possible.

The active flight plan leg is highlighted in magenta when Little Navmap is connected to a simulator.

Procedure legs have dark blue color and legs of a missed approach have a dark red color.

Table Columns

  • Ident: ICAO ident of the navaid or airport.
  • Region: Two letter region code of a navaid.
  • Name: Name of airport or radio navaid.
  • Procedure Type: The type of this leg's procedure. SID, SID Transition, STAR, STAR Transition, Transition, Approach or Missed.
  • Airway or Procedure: Contains the airway name for en route legs or procedure instruction.
  • Restriction: Either minimum altitude for en route airway segment or procedure altitude restriction. The following altitude restrictions exist for procedures:
    • Number only: Fly at altitude. Example: 5.400.
    • Prefix A: Fly at or above altitude. Example: A 1.800.
    • Prefix B: Fly at or below altitude. Example: B 10.000.
    • Range: Fly at or above altitude one and at or below altitude two. Example: A 8.000 B 10.000.
  • Type: Type of a radio navaid.
  • Freq.: Frequency or channel of a radio navaid.
  • Range: Range of a radio navaid.
  • Course °M:** This is the start course of the great circle route connecting the two waypoints of the leg. Use this course at departure if you travel long distances without navaids. Be aware that you have to change you course constantly when traveling along a great circle line.
  • Direct °M:** This is the constant course of the rhumb line connecting two waypoints of a leg. Depending on route and distance it can differ from the course of the great circle line. Use this course if you travel along airways or towards VOR or NDB stations. Opposed to the course shown by the flight simulator GPS unit this will give you the precise radial when approaching a VOR or NDB on a flight plan.
  • Distance: Distance of the flight plan leg.
  • Remaining: Remaining distance to destination airport or procedure end point (usually the runway).
  • Leg Time: Flying time for this leg. Calculated based on the given ground speed.
  • ETA: Estimated time of arrival. This is a static value and not updated while flying.
  • Remarks: Turn instructions, flyover or related navaid for procedure legs.

Flight Plan

Picture above: The Flight Plan dock window. The flight plan uses a SID for departure and a STAR, transition and an approach for arrival.

Mouse Clicks

A double click on an entry in the table view shows either an airport diagram or zooms to the navaid. Additionally, details are shown in the Information dock window. Single click selects an object and highlights it on the map using a black/green circle.

Flight Plan Table View Context Menu

Show Information Show Information

Same as the Map Context Menu.

Show on Map Show on Map

Shows either the airport diagram or zooms to the navaid on the map. The zoom distance can be changed in the dialog Options on the tab Map.

Move Selected Legs upMove Selected Legs down Move Selected Legs up/down

Moves all selected flight plan legs up or down in the list. This works also if multiple legs are selected.

Airway names will be removed when waypoints in the flight plan are moved or deleted because the new flight plan legs will not follow any airway but rather use direct connections.

Procedures or procedure legs cannot be moved and waypoints cannot be moved into or across procedures.

Delete Selected Legs or Procedure Delete Selected Legs or Procedure

Deletes all selected flight plan legs. Use Undo if you delete legs accidentally.

The whole procedure is deleted if the selected flight plan leg is a part of a procedure. Deleting a procedure deletes its transition too.

Edit Name of User Waypoint Edit Name of User Waypoint

Allows to change the name of a user defined waypoint. The length of the name is limited to 10 characters.

Calculate for selected Legs

This is a submenu containing entries for flight plan calculation methods as described here:

Calculate RadionavCalculate Radionav, Calculate high AltitudeCalculate high Altitude, Calculate low AltitudeCalculate low Altitude and Calculate based on given AltitudeCalculate based on given Altitude.

This menu is only active when more than one flight plan leg is selected and neither the first nor the last selected row is a procedure.

It will calculate a flight plan fragment between the first and last waypoint in the selected flight plan legs. All legs between the first and last selected one will be deleted and replaced with the calculated flight plan fragment.

You can either select the first and the last leg (Ctrl+Click) and start the calculation or you can select a whole range of legs (Shift+Click and drag) before calculation.

This function can be useful if you have to cross oceanic legs that are void of airways:

  1. Set departure and destination.
  2. Find the last waypoint on an airway before entering the ocean. Choose the closest to the flight plan line. Add the waypoint to the flight plan.
  3. Select departure and this waypoint and calculate the flight plan fragment.
  4. Same as above the the first waypoint on an airway before or when entering the landmass again.
  5. Select this waypoint and the destination and calculate the flight plan fragment.

While not entirely realistic, this is a sufficient solution until NAT or PACOT tracks are available.

Show Range Rings Show Range Rings

Same as the Map Context Menu.

Show Navaid range Show Navaid range

Will show the range rings for all selected radio navaids in the flight plan. You will get a range circle for each radio navaid on the flight plan if you simply select all legs of the flight plan and use this function.

Otherwise, the same as the Map Context Menu.

Remove all Range Rings and Distance measurements Remove all Range Rings and Distance measurements

Same as the Map Context Menu.

Copy Copy

Copies the selected entries in CSV format into the clipboard. The CSV will include a header. This will consider changes to the table view like column order.

Select All

Selects all flight plan legs.

Clear Selection Clear Selection

Deselects the currently selected flight plan leg and removes the highlight circles from the map.

Reset View Reset View

Resets the column order and column widths back to the default view.

Set Center for Distance Search Set Center for Distance Search

Same as the Map Context Menu.

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