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New feature: Pilot-Controlled Lighting (PCL)

Pilot-Controlled Lighting (PCL) functionality has been added to the FSAerodata Navigation database.

A total of 4,000 airports are included, most of them located in North America, Australia, Scandinavia, and France. As with the rest of the FSAerodata navigation database, they keep regularly updated following the AIRAC cycles.

The system allows adjusting the lighting intensity to low, medium and high intensity, by pressing the mic key three, five, or seven times respectively. The lighting stays for 15 minutes following the activation.

Example of the system working:

How it works:

First of all, enable PCL in the options menu. To activate them on a PCL-enabled airport, tune to the airport’s PCL Unicom frequency and press the Transmit Voice key (by default Caps Lock/BLOQ MAYUS) a number of pulses within a five-second period:
- Three pulses: Low-intensity lights are activated,
- Five pulses: Medium intensity lights are activated,
- Seven pulses: High-intensity lights are activated.
The lighting is deactivated after 15 minutes.
This function is only available on Prepar3D v4 and higher.

A list of every PCL-enabled airport and its frequency is available in the Docs folder at the FSAerodata Files directory.

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FSAerodata available for Prepar3D v5

fsAerodata Navigation database is now compatible with the new Prepar3D v5, which allows having the aeronautical database of the flight simulator fully updated after each cycle.

New features:
-The database now includes airport comms with 8.33kHz spacing, as a selectable option.
-Added installation using the add-on.xml method.


Some info about some of the data that is updated:

Runway designators: 844
Airport comms: 54,275
Airports with new ICAO identifiers: 172
Airports/Airfields deactivated: 3,800
ILS stations corrected: 4,205
A full update of approaches, SIDs, STARs, airways, airspace and navdata, including VORs, ILS, to their correct and up-to-date status.

Please report any problems especially when running it in conjunction with other add-ons.

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Flight Planning with fsAerodata

A significant advantage of using fsAerodata navigation database together with Navigraph Charts is that they are in sync with the latest AIRAC cycle. One example is the creation and loading of flight plans into the flight sim FSX and Prepar3D.

Just create an automatic flight plan on Navigraph Charts, either High Altitude, Low Altitude or VOR, export it to PLN format and import it afterward on your flight simulator.

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A comparative of the navdata included on fsAerodata

With over 600,000 records, fsAerodata includes a comprehensive level data, only comparable to professional solutions and three times more than the default flight simulator, with up-to-date data.



Moreover the product includes circa 50,000 comms frequencies, enhancing the comms coverage under ATC, especially on untowered airports, while improving realism on VFR flights.

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Database of Visual Reporting Points (VRP) available

A full database of VRP (Visual Reporting Points) / VFR Waypoints (>7,500 points) in Europe, Oceania, US, and Canada, is included with fsAerodata database and is updated on each AIRAC cycle.

IMPORTANT: A table with all VPR waypoints is available and compatible with flight planning tools like Little Navmap or Plan G. The files are available on fsAerodata folder \Navigation Data\Docs

Time for some VFR training!


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