Importing Navigraph Flight Plans into X-Plane 11's Default B 737 FMC

bernie Handford Guest

I run X-plane 11 via Steam. How do I get a Navigraph flight plan into the basic B 737 flight computer?

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Ah, I see you're keen on utilizing the Navigraph charts for your flight planning in the default B 737 on X-Plane 11! It's a great way to enhance the realism of your flight simulation experience. Let's break this process down step by step:

1. Preparation:

  • Ensure you have the latest Navigraph FMS Data for X-Plane 11 installed. This will ensure compatibility with the most recent airways, waypoints, and procedures.
  • Create or download your desired flight plan via the Navigraph Charts application.

2. Export the Flight Plan:

  • From the Navigraph Charts application:
    • Open your chosen flight route.
    • Click on the 'Export' option.
    • Select the 'X-Plane 11' format. This will typically save the plan as a '.fms' file.

3. Place the Flight Plan into X-Plane's Flight Plan Directory:

  • Navigate to your X-Plane 11 root directory (since you run it via Steam, it should be under Steam/steamapps/common/X-Plane 11/Output/FMS plans).
  • Place the exported '.fms' file in the 'FMS plans' directory.

4. Load the Flight Plan into B 737's FMC:

  • Boot up X-Plane 11 and spawn inside the cockpit of the B 737.
  • Turn on the aircraft's auxiliary power or start the engines.
  • Access the FMC/CDU, and on the main menu, go to the RTE (route) page.
  • There should be an option labeled 'CO ROUTE'. Here, input the name of the flight plan (excluding the .fms extension).
  • Press the adjacent LSK (line select key) to load the plan.
  • Your flight plan waypoints, SIDs, and STARs should now be loaded into the FMC. You can then proceed to set other required parameters like performance data.

It's worth noting that the steps provided above are tailored for X-Plane 11's default B 737. For other aircraft or updated flight sim platforms like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 or X-Plane 12, the procedures may slightly vary. If you are using such platforms or different aircraft, please specify so we can guide you accordingly.

In case you're still facing any issues or if any part of the process seems ambiguous, please share more details or clarify your doubts, and I'll be more than happy to delve deeper.

Lastly, if you haven't already, consider joining the forums. They have a plethora of information and a helpful community that can assist in troubleshooting or providing additional insights.

Safe skies and happy flying!

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