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  1. Ginns

    Flight Route Input

    So am I missing something obvious and no one want to say anything. If I miss something, I'll admit it. Or is there no easy way to put in a route and no one want to say that either? 😭 I'm good with that answer as well, no problem. I'm evaluating smartCARS for my airline, so if smartCARS doesn't do routing well, it's not a showstopper, just something that it doesn't do at all, well, or with some difficulty. Thanks, Ivan Rivas
  2. Ginns

    Flight Route Input

    So I guess it's written down somewhere and I missed it. Sorry. If you can post the link I would greatly appreciate the effort. Thank you n advance. Ivan Rivas
  3. Is there an instruction sheet for how to input a flight "Route" into smartCARS. I tried to see if FSX would create a text version but that didn't work. I even went to vRoute to see if they had a text version, but nope. I mean, I could type it in of course, but that would take a very long time and not include Waypoints. Ivan Rivas
  4. I put in a trouble ticket and this is a known problem. The TDFI team is working on this issue and it will be fixed sometime in the future with a new software release. Thanks to the Team.
  5. Hi guys again. Real quick, I finally was able to have smartCARS and FSX work together. The ACARS part works great. Even in the Map, I can see my aircraft at the starting airport. But I've been flying for 2:38:18 hours and the Map still has me at Miami. I probably forgot to press something somewhere. If you can direct me in that direction, I'll Make it So. Thanks, Ivan
  6. Well, I must say, I learned a lot this weekend. It appears that the name and coordinates to the airport were not exact I think to what smartCARS was comparing to in FSX. So, I went to GitHub and downloaded the csv file of airport codes and actual Lat/Long. Then I learned, all day Saturday, after trial and error, that the .csv file headers were not the same as the ones in the smartCARS database file php_airports. So I learned how to upload the file....a couple of times because I was getting a few errors. At one point I was going to download a backup just in case, but realized my database was not set up for backups. Anyway, after took the plunge, almost didn't, and emptied the table...I thought I was gong to blow up the data when I did that, on the fifth attempt IT WORKED. All the airports were there where they are supposed to be. All 42,446 of them. Next I went to smartCARS and created a Charter from KJFK to KDFW. I then turned on FSX and moved my aircraft to Gate 12 Terminal 1 at KJFK: that is Lynx Airways main New York Hub. Went back to smartCARS and the "Fly" button was active, so I pressed the "FLY" button. This time I did not get an error and was able to select from the dropdown menu showing where I wanted to fly. I paused there for a second looking for the smartCARS instead of offline or VATSIM etc. Not seeing that I choose Offline. I hit the Map menu button next and maneuvered to the smartCARS Map. I was very excited as I started the zoom in process and moving he map over KJFK. There were three aircraft at Kennedy, and guess what, one of them was mine. YEAH!!!!!!! Now I can work with my Pilots to get them setup and answer any questions they may have on Getting their aircraft on the Map. Thanks for the assist.
  7. Roger that. I'll work on that this weekend. Thank. Good stuff as always. Ivan
  8. Yes, I've been through that several times. I sent it to one of my Pilots and he understood it, but could not see his aircraft on the ACARS Map. I think because we just can't figure out how to do it. The step-by-steps from the time you open smartCARS to the time you start flying on ACARS. Maybe I'm having problems with my version: When I put in a Charter and turn on Flight Simulator, I do get an error that I am not at the location airport. Even though I'm right there at the gate. Also, the "ACARS" menu button is never active on my smartCARS. Well, sound to me, now that I say it, that it might be time for a trouble ticket. But I thought I would ask to see if I missed something. Note: I want to tell my pilots, before you start your smartCARS, you need to make sure these things are set or loaded or in place. Then, once you start smartCARS and your FSX, this is what you do so we can all fly together on the ACARS map. See what you think. I might be missing something.
  9. Hello, So I've been reading and searching and I think after a few week I'm stuck. Step-by-Step, I'm a Pilot whose airline just got smartCARS. I downloaded and installed the smartCARS program exe. I'm ready to go: "How do I get my aircraft to show up on the map?" Step-by-Step please so I can send it to my pilots. Thank you. Ivan
  10. Ginns

    Flight Schedules

    Thanks. I'll probably just type them in myself. But thanks for the info. Ivan
  11. Ginns

    Flight Schedules

    Very Interesting. Here is a link to our Lynx Domestic Flight Schedule. Most of the other flight schedules are similar. See what you think. Sorry: forgot to ask the question. Can flight schedule like these be put into smartCARS? Even if we have, my pilots, have to type them in. Ivan
  12. Ginns

    Flight Schedules

    Hello, I have hundreds of scheduled flights in our 5 separate flight schedules. Each flight, of course, has to/from, IACO, takeoff and landing times. Does smartCARS provide me with a place to input all those flights and have them availablet to my Pilots so they can look up and choose? Thanks,
  13. Oh. Never mind. My eyes popped when I thought I could put the Map on my message board. I use the same one you do: IPS. As long as smartCARS is not going to be discontinued any time soon.
  14. Are you discussing the IPS message board system Invision? That wold be very interesting to have the VA map displayed on the Message Board. For sure.