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i set up a flight from boston to virgina go to the destination air port had clear weather could see everything atc said airport was 2 miles at my ten to report runway insight but it wasnt there can anyone help with this. thanks. is this common. also what is the best way to set up pesonalized flights?

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i set up a flight from boston to virgina go to the destination air port had clear weather could see everything atc said airport was 2 miles at my ten to report runway insight but it wasnt there can anyone help with this. thanks. is this common. also what is the best way to set up pesonalized flights?

im a member forgot to log in. thought guest couldnt post wierd

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

You might have been too high and missed it. I don't think the airport is actually missing, it might just be quite small. Check the GPS and you may see it or type the ICAO code into the flight planner. This is the best way to set a flight up. Using the flight plan in FS imports it into the GPS so you can press NAV on the AP and the aircraft will follow the route. Hope it helps 😉

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Paiute First Officer

You neglected to name the airport that was missing. I lived next to Dulles Airport for more than a few years. I watched the Concorde fly over a bunch of times. Now all I get to watch is the Arizona medevac chopper making an approach to the local hospital. 😂

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

I've had that problem with an airport in Hawaii. It turned out that it was a short grass strip that blended in with the sorroundings.

Guest Ed Guest

Yeah, I've tried to find some airports that were just about impossible to see from the air. Some you can only see from a certain angle; otherwise, they are just hidden in the terrain. If there are no lights or nav aids, sometimes all you can do is set up a GPS course on the runway heading, and hope you see the airport before you crash.

Ed

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FHeselton Trainee

Found that Virginia Beach is also a short grass/dirt strip and hard to find in the summer as well.

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how do i set up a flight that instead of going in a strait line. can go from point to point. kinda like way points i guess thats what you could call them.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

If you use the flight plan option in FS, you can select High Altitude Airways or Low Altitude Airways, VOR to VOR or direct route. The first three will direct you from point to point instead of a straight line 😉

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