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MS FS2020 .PLN Flight Plan Format

Post by hp1973 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:31 pm

So, just FYI:
MS FS 2020 uses the .PLN extension for flight planning but that automatically doesnt mean it will work; I just tried loading a .PLN file exported from vRoute (fsx format) and the sim unsurprisingly crashed to desktop.
Below a sample file exported from the sim, if anybody can spot a glaring difference?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="1,0">
<Descr>AceXML Document</Descr>
<FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
<Title>La Aurora Intl to Juan Santamaria Intl</Title>
<FPType>IFR</FPType>
<RouteType>HighAlt</RouteType>
<CruisingAlt>39000.000</CruisingAlt>
<DepartureID>MGGT</DepartureID>
<DepartureLLA>N14° 34' 59.87",W90° 31' 38.94",+004910.00</DepartureLLA>
<DestinationID>MROC</DestinationID>
<DestinationLLA>N9° 59' 37.93",W84° 12' 32.13",+002984.00</DestinationLLA>
<Descr>La Aurora Intl to Juan Santamaria Intl</Descr>
<DepartureName>La Aurora Intl</DepartureName>
<DestinationName>Juan Santamaria Intl</DestinationName>
<AppVersion>
<AppVersionMajor>11</AppVersionMajor>
<AppVersionBuild>282174</AppVersionBuild>
</AppVersion>
<ATCWaypoint id="MGGT">
<ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N14° 34' 59.87",W90° 31' 38.94",+004910.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAOIdent>MGGT</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="D0">
<ATCWaypointType>User</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N14° 40' 50.35",W90° 29' 25.62",+006150.00</WorldPosition>
<DepartureFP>ILIDA2</DepartureFP>
<RunwayNumberFP>2</RunwayNumberFP>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="AUR">
<ATCWaypointType>VOR</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N14° 34' 17.92",W90° 31' 58.50",+007550.00</WorldPosition>
<DepartureFP>ILIDA2</DepartureFP>
<RunwayNumberFP>2</RunwayNumberFP>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MG</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>AUR</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="ILIDA">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N15° 11' 20.00",W89° 30' 32.00",+021550.00</WorldPosition>
<DepartureFP>ILIDA2</DepartureFP>
<RunwayNumberFP>2</RunwayNumberFP>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MG</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>ILIDA</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="TIMECRUIS">
<ATCWaypointType>User</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N13° 56' 46.13",W87° 44' 6.83",+039000.00</WorldPosition>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="LIBIS">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N13° 36' 48.00",W87° 16' 0.00",+039000.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MH</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>LIBIS</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="KOPAL">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N13° 8' 45.74",W86° 55' 15.36",+039000.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MN</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>KOPAL</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="BERTA">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N12° 57' 0.00",W86° 46' 24.00",+039000.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MN</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>BERTA</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="TIMEDSCNT">
<ATCWaypointType>User</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N12° 38' 45.97",W86° 32' 53.05",+039000.00</WorldPosition>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="MGA">
<ATCWaypointType>VOR</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N12° 8' 22.97",W86° 10' 27.15",+037650.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MN</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>MGA</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="LISPA">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N11° 23' 24.00",W85° 29' 54.00",+025650.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MN</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>LISPA</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="ULAPO">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N11° 2' 56.70",W85° 10' 25.50",+020050.00</WorldPosition>
<ATCAirway>UA502</ATCAirway>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MR</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>ULAPO</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="ARENA">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N10° 21' 49.90",W84° 34' 8.30",+009150.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>MR</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>ARENA</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="MROC">
<ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N9° 59' 37.93",W84° 12' 32.13",+003000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAOIdent>MROC</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
</FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
</SimBase.Document>

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