On the page - "Plan & File a Flight: Step 1 of 3", I fill in the required information and click the Continue button. I receive the pop-up with the wording "Expect further clearance in less than 60 seconds. FlightAware is processing millions of calculations for your flight plan matrix.".
After the pop-up closes, I am still at the same page ...Step 1 of 3. The only button to press is the Continue button, and when I click the Continue button the pop-up reappears with the above message.
I never get to Step 2. The web page behaves this way using two different browsers.
I wish to LEARN how to plan and file a flight plan. But am unable to use the window because it demands very specific real life details which I can not create. Like tail number, weight details and so on. More over, in the Airport windows I am asked to fill US or Canada airports only. For starters I am trying to create a short flight route between Palm Beach Intnl.(KPBI) and Freeport(MYGF). I want to learn how and why to choose between various routes that are possible using Vector Charts . And what is wrong using a straight line route ? Who decides what route is to be taken ? And can I change or deviate from the predecided route ?