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Version 1.17 of Flightplan Visualizer released


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Version 1.17 have just been released, and it can be downloaded from AVSIM using this link:


Version 1.16 is a mandatory version that you must install and run prior to installing version 1.17. I urge to you to watch the video released with version 1.11 (available via the help-menu) as it tells you how you can manage your flightplans. A video explaining most of the changes in version 1.17 have also been uploaded to YouTube and link for this video is also available via the help-menu.
Below is the entire list of all changes implemented in version 1.17, but the two major things is being import the new AigFp format developed by Alpha India Group and being able to create your own user-aircraft. List of changes:



  •  A big Thank You to Alex for the donation, it is appreciated ... You are actually the first one to donate, but then again I never expected to get rich writing this software 🙂
  • Both version 1.16 and 1.17 are mandatory, so if updating from a previous version you MUST install/run both versions as outlined on the forum. Running version 1.17 will forcefully update all flightplans to the latest file-version, as version 1.18 will remove some of the backward comparability.
  • Added support for importing flightplans from the new .aigfp file-format used by Alpha India Group. Export of flightplans (in aifp-format) is disabled for flightplans originally imported from .aigfp files, because the repaint-info is not imported from these.
  • Beside the supplied aircraft-types contained in the ("factory") aircraft-database, users can now add their own user-aircraft, both in form of owned (flyable) 3rd party aircraft and aircraft-types (used in flightplans, or as basis for owned aircraft).
  • Added support for Helicopters (simply created the "aircraft" with the engine-type set to "Heli"). They will be listed/treated as an "aircraft" with a specific engine-type (and in stead of a "wingspan" they have a "rotor diameter").
  • Many reports have been added to list "suitable" substitute aircraft based on match-score (a value between 0 and 100, where 100 is a perfect match). Likewise reports have been added to visualize repaints that you have, and those you might be "missing" for a particular aircraft/airline.
  • In form leg-info you can now "tag" a leg by pressing the new "Tag" button. Doing so will add the leg to the new "Tagged legs" menu-item found in the "Misc" menu. This menu can contain the last 10 tagged legs (flights). Selecting any of these 10 menu-items will open the leg-info form and show the details of the tagged leg.
  • The AIG flightplan download-form will now only pre-select flightplans with a new season or a new revision, as you have to pay attention to flightplans with status "Not installed" since the reason these are not installed can be due to airlines being defunct or have changed their names.
  • The AIG flightplan download-form now have 2 numbers above the list-view. The first tells the number of flightplans being listed for the selected season, and the 2nd number in parentheses tells the number of checked flightplans. So choosing a season, you can simply look at the number in the parentheses to see the count of new seasons/revisions to install (without the need to scroll throgh the list).
  • The "Defunct list" (list of all defunct airlines, as marked by AIG) that can both be displayed in the "AIG flightplan downloader" and the "Enable / disable flightplans" forms, is now both sorted by Name (first) and by ICAO (last), making it more easy to look for a particular airline.
  • The Leg-info and Edit flightplan -forms now both list the (flightplan) sub-folder name and the name of the original imported filename (in case you need to see the version/revision number that AIG append to this filename).
  • The same sub-foldername and original imported flightplan filename are also added in the top when generating a leg-info report.
  • If the departure/destination airports have gates marked as favorites, or gates with comments, therse are added to the leg-info report. E.g. "Gate G47 (36.0): B744F, no-jetway", where "36.0" is the radius of the gate (in meters), and "B744F, no-jetway" is the comment.
  • Many "behind the scene" changes were made to the Leg-info report, and more data have been added (e.g. carrier/operator-callsign, time-zone/offset, airport-size, rank and traffic-density).
  • Added a button to the Leg-info form to show list of possible substitute aircraft, sorted by scored (based on how well these match the parameters of the original aircraft).
  • Internally the program stores- and perform all weight-calculations in lbs, however in settings you can now choose if weights should be shown in lbs or kg.
  • Using EOW- or MTOW- filter sub-type in the aircraft filter the specified weight will now be according to the chosen weight-unit specified in the settings form (in previous version it was fixed to be lbs).
  • Obtaining METAR/TAF messages from the internet takes a few fractions of a second, hence the "Show as Report" button on the Leg info form, now contains an asterisk until the METAR/TAF messages have been obtained, as these would otherwise appear as "not obtained" in the generated report. So if you need these messages in the report, you should wait pressing the "Show as Report" button, until the asterisk is removed.
  • The form for creating user-airlines now contains a "Lookup" button that lets you search for airlines, so you can check if an airline already exists before creating it as a user airline.
  • Airlines without official iCAO/IATA-codes are sometime created with an artificial ICAO code of "---". Airlines with this ICAO-codes are no longer listed as alternatives.
  • Reordered the two "fields" in the "Min. Rank" and "Min. Traffic-density" combo-boxes, to make it more easy reading- and picking- the correct.
  • Improved scanning of readme-files during import (more files are excluded such as "Repaints.txt").
  • Changed the default size of the about-form, to make it more easy to being reading the history-text without having to first resize the form.
  • All forms in FV have been made with a HD resolution (1920x1080) in mind. Some users are running at this resolution, but have chosen to scale the font-size to 125%. If doing so, some forms were not fully visible. Hence there is now a new setting item called "Reduced desktop". If defaults to be disabled, however once enabled some forms will be reduced in their size (e.g. the flightplan-, airline and aircraft- list-views in the Leg Search form will be more narrow, allowing the form to be fully visible).
  • The country sub-filter no longer supports wildcards (nor partial codes), but now it accepts both 2 and 3 letter (ISO) country-codes. The filter-text will be colored red, if an invalid country-code is entered.
  • The result-viewer now have a "Save as" button that allows you to save its content. Also an "Enable edit" check-box have been added, which puts the text-box into edit-mode, so you can change its conent (e.g. before copying to clipboard, or saving to disk).
  • Right-clicking the main-map there is now a menu-item to show country, time-zone/offset (as a hint) at the GPS-position of the mouse-cursor. These information are downloaded from the web, hence there will be a small delay.
  • Added more logging, to better identify which actions might have led to the program displaying an error-message. Also tweaked the log-format a bit to make it more readable.
  • Updated all external libraries to the latest versions.
  • Added release dates for each version in this version-history text.
  • Fixed: If marking gates as favorites or adding comments to gates these data were not saved unless other user-data were added to the airport (e.g. marking the airport as favorite, setting rank/traffic-density, manually specifying size, taxi-in/out times, entering comments or hint-text for the airport).
  • Fixed: If changing the ICAO-code of a user-airline, the alternative-list was not updated until next time the form was opened. The form also got a minor optimization in the process. When editing an user-airline you can now press enter in stead of clicking the "Save" button (as long as the Comments field does not have focus).
  • Fixed: In a few cases the week-number was not calculated correctly for multi-week flightplans.
  • Fixed: In some cases the week-day was still shown as a "name" (2 letters), even if the user had selected to display these as numbers in settings.
  • Fixed: Aircraft/Airline search forms would not perform initial search when opening the form, if the search-text was blank. You had to enter a letter, and delete it again, before the search was performed.
  • Fixed: Aircraft search form did not use natural-sort when sorting by name (e.g. "CRJ1000" was listed before "CRJ200").
  • Fixed: Setting core-affinity to a non-zero mask, and change it back to zero, it would not return to its initial state (e.g. all cores selected) until the program was re-started.
  • Data: Updated a few airports with missing country-code and/or missing time-zone.
  • Data: A few new aircraft were added and some aircraft were split in dedicate pax/freight-versions.
  • Data: A few helicopters have been added.
  • Data: Aircraft-data updated as there were still a couple of freighters with non-zero passenger-count. Also the weight constraints were updated for A LOT of aircraft.
  • Data: Cumulative aircraft-types (such as "[32S] Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321") are now removed in many views, unless the type is in use by at least one active flightplan.
  • Flightplans: Compared the list of flightplans bundled with FV to the list of flightplans available in AIG AIM. This meant a few flightplans were marked as defunct (and removed from the installer) and a few missing were added (primarily from 2017).
  • Flightplans: The first Summer 2020 flightplans have been added (FedEx and UPS).
  • Flightplans: All new/updated flightplans have been added to the installer, and all obsolete have been removed. A total of 783 active flightplans are bundled with the installer.
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