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New release of Courseplanner, still lots of work to do.

March 16th, 2009

Yesterday I released a new version of Courseplanner, so far the response seems to be positive, but it is still early days.

I still need to make a few changes, especially the map, it is obviously a bigger eyesore than I expected,  so I will need to look into it as soon as possible.
As I want to keep Courseplanner as ‘stand-alone’ as possible, (because of future support for X-Plane), I need to think of a simple way to display the map as ‘clearly’ as possible without depending on X-Plane or Flight Simulator.

I think that importing sectional maps might be a good idea, so if people want a ‘high definition’ map of a certain area then they will need to download it from various sites. I might make it flexible enough to upload to this site as well, (so others can download it).

I also want to add support for X-Plane, I am sure it won’t hurt to have more input from such a large comunity.

As alway I am looking for any suggestions/bug reports, anything to improve Courseplanner. So feel free to visit the forum and throw in your suggestions.

  1. George Nacino
    March 18th, 2009 at 16:48 | #1

    Just downloaded your program yesterday and within five minutes,I knew I wanted it. Still waiting for my registration key and the ability to post on the forum.
    Very awsome program. Two small things though, The documentation is like a circle of links that do not get you to were you want to go,eg, the getting stared section only tells you how to set up your network and then goes on to tell you about the different versions of the program.
    Some of us need a step by step so we can follow thru. I did not see anything of that nature in the forum, so I am assuming that I am the only dummy that does not know how to implament the flight plan.
    Also pop up explanations of the icons when you roll the cursor over them so you know what they do.
    One more thing, when flying, if you put your cursor over a navaid or intersection, it will tell you distance and time at the current speed to that point.
    But, again, very awsome program. I found it by accident on the Flightsim forum. I am surprised that more talk has not been made about it. Every one who has been using FSNAV has been asking for a program similiar to it that works with FSX, yours fills the bill and more.

    I am running FSX with SP2 on a Vista 32bit Home premium as the FSX machine, and a laptop with Vista Home Premium 64 bit to run Courseplanner.

    Thank You,


    I can load a flight plan, but how do I get the aircraft to fly it? I can not find that answer in the documentation at all.

  2. admin
    March 18th, 2009 at 17:09 | #2


    Thanks for the registering, I am surprised that you are still waiting for your registration as well as to join the forum.
    The registration code was sent about 4 hours ago and the forum membership is sent automatically.

    I see that you are with AOL, maybe you have some kind of filter that might be blocking emails?

    I look forward to seen your posts on the forum.
    I will try and improve the documentation and add your suggestions to the next version of Courseplanner.


  3. George Nacino
    March 18th, 2009 at 23:19 | #3

    Hate to put this post here, but I don’t know where else to.
    You mentioned that I should have recieved my registration this morning, but it is now 4:00 oclock Central Daylight and still have not recieved it and nothing came back for the forum either.[[Iam thinking of maybe sending it to my alternate email account.

    Thanks, George

    PS, I did not get your name.

  4. George Nacino
    March 19th, 2009 at 00:51 | #4


    Please try sending the registration to the above email.



  5. admin
    March 19th, 2009 at 18:46 | #5

    @George Nacino

    I sent you a copy of the registration at the new email address.
    Please let me know if you receive it.
    You might want to create an account on the forum with the new address to see if you receive the confirmation email.

    (BTW my name is Florent)



  6. May 23rd, 2009 at 05:09 | #6

    Hi Florent:
    Like the other George suggests,this could be a great replacement for FSNAV. I intend to spend the weekend putting it through its paces with a view to purchasing even before the bugs are ironed out. I just want to make sure that I’ve got the hang of it. Thus far, I love what I see, and have a great admiration for the work you’ve put into this. Congratulations….
    George #2

  7. May 23rd, 2009 at 23:18 | #7

    How do I activate the trial, and for how long is it? Are all the features available in the trial?

    George #2

  8. admin
    May 24th, 2009 at 17:46 | #8

    Hi George, I am not sure what trial you are referring to. If you mean the beta version then you are welcome to simply download it and simply run it, there is a 30 days limitation, but I normally release a new beta version before it expires.
    You can find out more about the beta version on the wiki

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