This is probably long since overtaken by events, but I thought I'd add my three pennyworth anyhow, in case it helps. I too have been baffled about getting Flight Plans into the G1000, and I now have at least half an answer! Here are some extracts from recent correspondence I started on PPrune, but the short version is that FliteStar
packages, at least, export in the appropriate format.
"SkyDemon Lite is the only package I have tried so far, and it seems to do nearly all the pre-flight work that I am likely to want for my (so far) unambitious plans for flying VFR around UK. The only thing missing is the ability to transfer the plan (or at least waypoints) to an SD card that can be inserted into the G1000 in the Club's C172. Garmin don't seem to understand the question when I put it to them! Anybody out there succeeded in doing it?"
"OK, by fiddling with the corrupt links I have just partly answered my own question. This is what I eventually found in Garmin's FAQs:
Question: </SPAN>Can I plan an aviation route or flight plan on the computer and transfer it to the GPS?
There are several Garmin devices that will import flight plan information created on a computer. Currently, the following products with the lastest software support imported flight plans:
Garmin does not sell or provide programs that can create the flight plans. However, flight plans created on Jeppesen's FliteStar and Seattle Avionics' Voyager programs are compatible.
- 400W-500W series
- GPSMAP 696 / 695
Last modified on: </SPAN>04/26/2011
So Jepp's product and Voyager(?) will both do what I want. That does not answer my original question about formats, because I might not choose to buy either of these packages! So I would still love to find out:
- What are their output formats (so I can search for other packages using the same)?
- Has anybody actually done it, using one of these packages or any other? "
Congratulations on the product. As an ex-RAF QFI I think I am a fairly demanding customer, but SkyDemon certainly does it for me. If it eventually helps me put flight plans into the G1000, so much the better!