Deciphering the Cruising Altitude From a SimBrief Flight Plan?

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Deciphering the Cruising Altitude From a SimBrief Flight Plan?

Post by UAL108 Tyler Kavanaugh » Mar 22nd, '17, 23:30

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure whether this is the right forum for this topic, but as it does relate at least a bit to SimBrief, I'll put it here. I would like to figure out how to read the SimBrief-generated flight plan information to figure out the cruising altitude so I can enter it into my PIREP in smartCARS. I figured out one way to find it--reading the XML of the .pln (for FSX), but I'm sure there is probably an easier way somewhere and I just don't know it. Can someone please advise?

Thanks!

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Re: Deciphering the Cruising Altitude From a SimBrief Flight Plan?

Post by UAL004 Danny Vinson » Mar 23rd, '17, 14:40

Are you using the Simbrief connected to our page, or the Simbrief website? I depends on what OFP format you are using as to where the FL is located.
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Re: Deciphering the Cruising Altitude From a SimBrief Flight Plan?

Post by UAL108 Tyler Kavanaugh » Mar 23rd, '17, 15:10

I am using the SimBrief connected to the VUAL website (accessible from the "SimBrief" option in the search results for a timetable search).

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Re: Deciphering the Cruising Altitude From a SimBrief Flight Plan?

Post by UAL004 Danny Vinson » Mar 23rd, '17, 15:24

Here is a SIMBRIEF OFP I created for a flight. I have highlighted the flight level in red bold for you to see where you find it in the report. This is the usual location of the flight level and it will always be in the format of the Destination (KDTW) and the flight level (0320). It's hard to convey this without sounding like you don't know what your doing, but the flight level is read in thousands of feet with the last two 0's cut off, so this level is FL 32,000 feet.

It may not always be a FLIGHT LEVEL, as it may be under 18,000 feet, like KMCO to KTPA is a level of 11,000 feet, which is not read FLIGHT LEVEL, but it will still show Flight Level on the report.

Hope this helps!!

UAL0004 23MAR2017 KDTW-KORD CRJ7 N700NH RELEASE 1809 23MAR17
OFP 1 DETROIT METRO WAYNE --O'HARE INTL
WX PROG 2300 2303 OBS 2312 2312

ATC C/S UAL004 KDTW/DTW KORD/ORD CRZ SYS CI 36
23MAR2017 N700NH 0009/0019 0104/0110 GND DIST 217
CRJ-700 / CF34-8C1 STA 0106 AIR DIST 254
CTOT:.... G/C DIST 203
AVG WIND 306/057
MAXIMUM TOW 75000 LAW 67000 ZFW 62300 AVG W/C M049
ESTIMATED TOW 69371 LAW 66091 ZFW 61398 AVG ISA P001
AVG FF LBS/HR 4326
FUEL BIAS P00.0
ALTN KDTW TKOF ALTN .......
FL STEPS KDTW/0320/
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DISP RMKS NIL

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PLANNED FUEL
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FUEL ARPT FUEL TIME
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TRIP ORD 3280 0045
CONT 15 MIN 775 0015
ALTN DTW 2470 0035
FINRES 1424 0030
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MINIMUM T/OFF FUEL 7949 0206
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EXTRA 0 0000
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T/OFF FUEL 7949 0206
TAXI DTW 250 0010
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BLOCK FUEL DTW 8199
PIC EXTRA .....
TOTAL FUEL .....
REASON FOR PIC EXTRA ............
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