flight planning vfr


#1

I’m trying to use flightaware flight planning software and having a few problems. My aircraft is simple, a PA-22 Colt, I created a basic aircraft using the program. I’m not sure what to do with the climb and decent profiles, it basically cruises at 106 mph and has a ceiling of 14,500 ft. To gain access I put in some round numbers for climb 750 fpm and decent 1000 fpm with fuel burn 6.0 gph across the board. The program allowed the profile so I tried a simple flight plan from KFMY to KFXE. The program will not generate a flight plan? It says:

Unable to find a valid cruising altitude within the limitations of direction of flight, origin and destination airport altitude, and available performance data

I could probably use a profile from a C-150 and modify but none are in the data base.

Any help appreciated.


#2

Did you put numbers in for more than one cruise altitude? If not it may not be able to compute a climb and decent in the distance allotted by your city pair.


#3

The flight planning system needs more than one data point.

Create climb/cruise/descent profiles with data at 0, 5, 10, and 15 thousand feet and you should be set. If you need any help, call customer service and ask for Collin White.