Adding/adjusting navigation for GPS etc

#1
Is there a way of developing a GUI interface, which can be used to add/change NDBs’, VORs’ with their latitude,longitude and frequencies so that the GPS system plus SID/STARS can be kept in line with current changes.
I appreciate that in FSX deluxe there is SDK but many are not interested or capable of using this system.

Possibly this system could be a small database which FS is able to read the same as it presently does for the default settings? In this manner it may be possible for the “additions table” to be a priority when the system reads it so that defaults remain intact thus reducing the probability of corruption.

Therefore if a change to an existing setting is required i.e. An NDB is taken out of service instead of removing the details the details can be entered in to the “Additions table” as if it were new but flagged as DEACTIVATED. The system could then ignore that data and make the NDB invisible to the user. This is of course a big ask – but not everyone wants to use FMC’s and with more users now accessing networks like Virtual Skies, IVAO and Vatsim the necessities of good navigation and planning are essential to the thousands of online pilots and ATC’s
 
#2
Is there a way of developing a GUI interface, which can be used to add/change NDBs’, VORs’ with their latitude,longitude and frequencies so that the GPS system plus SID/STARS can be kept in line with current changes.
Open the airport with ADE that the NDB, VOR is closest to and drag it to the new Lat/Lon (or type in the new Lat/Lon). Many airport approach code also uses these same VOR/NDB's and moving any will require a rewrite of airport approach code.

VOR/NDB's/Waypoints are also used for the route Victor/Jet airways that are in the database as seen with the map mode.

FS9/FSX does not allow any Navaid to be deleted but will honor any move of the Navaid. If the Navaid is moved and the bgl is placed higher then the root bgl it nest in (original) then FS will read the new position over the stock position.

The same applies to all WAYPOINTS and T_Waypoints. You can add these to your bgl and FS honors the move so the SID/STARS are lined properly. You can also make SID T_Waypoints that do not exist and then create the approach code as departure code in the GPS so ATC will honor the SID as part of the overall flightplan. ATC also honors STAR's and the Transitions off the STAR to the IF of the approach to the runway.

All of this is available in the ADE utility.
 
#3
Hi Jim,

and then create the approach code as departure code in the GPS
Can you elaborate on that a little?

I thought one cannot create departures as the GPS doesn't support it. I guess one can create STARs as a Transition, but that problably bloats the approach code big time.

I wonder if it's possible to create routes in the terminal area...

@garethfx:
I am currently trying to use navigraph airac cycles to create updates for the fsx gps. Unfortunately FS requires every waypoint or navaid in the terminal environment put into a airport context. That makes it very hard to produce a proper global update.
The problem with the navigraph cycles is, they are not free, so every user has to convert its data on its own. But many users of online networks like vatsim or ivao have a current airac already.

cu Stefan
 
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