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Planning along GAFOR routes


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GeKaiser
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By chance I came across a feature, but I'm wondering, how it really works: Planning along GAFOR routes in Austria
Planning a flight from LOWL to EDMV with "LO17" in the "route" field, leads to a nice flight plan along GAFOR route LO17, with several waypoints:

LSZH to LSZG via S12 works fine as well
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Trying the same from LSZR to LSZH via "S13" brings up a straight magenta line and the following message, although the given airports are the official start/endpoints of S13

What's the logic behind this feature and how can I use it properly?

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Tim Dawson
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That feature is designed for airways routings, not for following GAFOR routes. The latter are not necessarily straight lines, they follow rivers and mountain passes, so would contain far too many turning points to usefully represent them on a PLOG.
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Tim Dawson - 8/2/2021 11:15:51 AM
That feature is designed for airways routings, not for following GAFOR routes. The latter are not necessarily straight lines, they follow rivers and mountain passes, so would contain far too many turning points to usefully represent them on a PLOG.

You don't need to show all of the points in the PLOG. Just show the first and last points wherever the route is attached to the GAFOR route. Of course, distances/times must be calculated according to the curves of the GAFOR.
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SkyDemon does not support "attaching" a route to a GAFOR route. What the OP has discovered may work some of the time but is not a supported feature.
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