aerofly-missions

2.19.0 • Public • Published

Aerofly Missionsgerät

The Aerofly Missionsgerät converts Aerofly FS 4's main.mcf and other flight plan file formats into a shareable mission file, using your current flight plan and other settings.

There are two versions of this tool:

  1. Web version: Use the Missionsgerät right out of your browser by visiting https://fboes.github.io/aerofly-missions/dist/.
  2. Local Node.js CLI tool: If you want some automation for your workflow.

Flight plan as text briefing

Features

  • Modify weather settings with live METAR information.
  • Modify placement of flight plan checkpoints.
  • Open flight plan in SkyVector, including aircraft settings.
  • Export text briefings and Markdown files, including weather and aircraft settings.
Format Import Export
Aerofly FS main.mcf
Aerofly FS 4 tmc custom missions file
Microsoft FS pln flight plan file
X-Plane fms flight plan file
Garmin fpl flight plan file
gpx GPS Route file
GeoJSON (✅)

Local Node.js CLI tool

You will need the following software installed on your PC:

Installation

  1. Run npm install -g aerofly-missions from your terminal to globally install aerofly-missions.
  2. Optional: You might want to put a preconfigured batch file on your desktop for ease of access.

Updating

  1. Run npm install -g aerofly-missions from your terminal to update aerofly-missions to the current version.

Usage wit Aerofly FS 4

This manual is for Windows 10/11 installations. On other operating systems these steps are similar, but the file system locations will be different.

  1. Open Aerofly FS 4, set up a flight plan, choose a aircraft, set time and weather. (You may want to use the Aerofly Wettergerät to get weather data.)
  2. Start the flight and check if the position of your aircraft is correct.
  3. Quit Aerofly FS 4 so all your settings will be saved to your main.mcf configuration file, usually located at C:\Users\…\Documents\Aerofly FS 4\main.mcf.
  4. Web version:
    1. Open https://fboes.github.io/aerofly-missions/dist/ and point the tool to the main.mcf.
  5. Local version:
    1. Open the explorer and point it to the directory main.mcf is located, e.g. Documents\Aerofly FS 4\.
    2. Right click on the folder name and choose "Open in terminal".
    3. Run aerofly-missions in the open terminal to convert main.mcf to a tmc file (see below).
  6. Grab your exported tmc file with all your settings converted into a single mission file. This file can now be placed into the custom mission directory in Aerofly FS 4.

Be aware that right now Aerofly FS 4 accepts custom missions exclusively from within …\Aerofly FS 4 Flight Simulator\missions\custom_missions_user.tmc. See installation instructions on how to get started.

See the custom missions documentation for more information. See also more sources for flight plans on the Internet.

Status

npm version GitHub tag (latest SemVer) GitHub

Legal stuff

Author: Frank Boës

Copyright & license: See LICENSE.txt

This tool is NOT affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by IPACS GbR. As stated in the LICENSE.txt, this tool comes with no warranty and might damage your files.

This software complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it does not collect nor transmits any personal data to third parties.

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