Just like a real airplane (this is a simulator, right), all data should be loaded into the aircraft’s navigation systems at all times, not just whatever flight plan information you load before you start. I want to simulate flights on PilotEdge, but they have told me that “Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is basically useless because if a controller asks you to deviate, change flight plans mid flight, or do anything that isn’t loaded before you start, like real world flight, MSFS isn’t capable of accommodating change.” Just like every other good flight simulator, all nav data should be loaded into the gps/fms at all times for every airport. Thank you.
For you “simmers” out there, please vote for this. Every time I’ve tried something similar, a moderator has closed the thread because I wasn’t being specific.
No matter what sim is used, you still need to subscribe to a service like Navigraph, to be able to access the data for every airport (almost). The problem with MSFS is the manipulation of the GPS it self, even deleting a leg is problem.
I shouldn’t have to make a new flight plan mid flight. This is a “simulator”. I should be able to select any approach, any airport, anything I want whenever I want. Just like a real airplane. Again, this is called “Flight Simulator”.
IF you need up to date info, yes. But X-plane at least starts with a database that is available at all times, no matter what airplane you fly, without 3rd party plugins, whenever you want. I’ll take that.
X-Plane data is old, and if you use a companion app like FitPlan, or LittleNav Map to check approaches or other instrument procedures , nothing matches, I have X-plane 11, that is why I also have Navigraph, just the data portion, I get the charts free from the Apps
Complete changes to any flight plan in the G530/1000/3000 are possible. Change destination, insert/delete waypoints etc. Sometimes it’s quite buggy and the results are not correct or what is expected, but the basic functionality is there.
If your flying VFR, and hence don’t have a pre loaded approach, just set the destination as appropriate, then use the procedures menu of your avionics to load the approach you like.
I haven’t tried your exact route, but I flew through all of Tasmania in an XCub and routinely programmed my entire flight from scratch including approaches from the Garmin. I’ve also done it from the C172 and the G36. MS isn’t withholding nav data that’s not in your flight plan… I never use a flight plan from the world map which is how I know. I’ll try yours out tomorrow and see if I can replicate though.
MSFS dose not have all worldwide navdata available in it’s database. Simple as that. This happens all over the entire world. Maybe it’s a NavBlue issue? In the real world, they’re not that popular a navdata supplier, especially in the GA world, so if their customers have never needed the data, especially at ‘smaller’ airports, they may not have the data either.
I use Navigraph, which uses the Jeppesen database. Basically it’s the de facto standard for worldwide navdata coverage. It includes the missing approachs to KVES.
Here’s the Rwy9 RNAV, after loading it in the cruise.
It should be, but you still need the MSFS navigation data to match your IFR requirements. Missing procedures in the default database is an example where it doesn’t, hence some people resort to third party navdata such as Navigraph, which is far more complete.
I used Navigraph data with X-Plane 11 and Littlenavmap. Is Navigraph data able to update MSFS 2020? Does it require a new version of Navigraph download manager? I have been waiting for some information from Navigraph about MSFS support but have not heard anything. Don’t even know if they are working on it. If anyone knows how to use Navigraph download manager to update MSFS I would appreciate instructions on how to set it up.
Thanks for the info. Looks like they are up to beta 19. Do you use it? Does it work well? I am leery about using beta’s especially with MSFS. MSFS is so heavily bugged as it is. I am willing to try it if there is good feedback. So disappointed in the lack of airport data in the default MSFS database.
I’ve been using it for a while now, without any significant issues.
One thing that has happened to me a few times is the FMS Data Manager, and the sim link client are in-installing themselves. I have all three installed in one folder, and it happens after the Beta updates itself, I think. I end up having to re-install the other two apps when that happens.