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    Doug Weir
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  1. Hi John Thanks for getting back on this one. You are correct, my "source" data comes from a flat Navigraph Airport.txt file. Navigraph source their data from Jeppesen. The .txt file data usefulness is limited by being short of at least 2 key fields (MagVar and Region) which as you suggest must reside in another table with a pKey -fKey relationship. Having recently seen what you can do with adding waypoints, I had hoped that I might be able to use MSAccess to identify and format the data needed to update both my FSX and by default Plan-G files. Unfortunately while the available data will c
  2. Hi JG You are correct. A couple of years ago I linked a MS Access database to a downloaded Navigraph .txt file. I originally created the database:- 1) to keep my brain active and, 2) to create separate hard copy listings of all the airport and runway information within the areas that I normally fly in (Orbx PNW - PFJ - UK). It was really handy to have a comprehensive reference available before I got into the Plan-G world. The image I posted is a MS Word document put together to see if anyone could help me put a name to the 3 data fields in red. Cheers Doug Weir
  3. Hi There I recently received great help here in solving an NDB frequency problem that I experienced. As a result of that help, I have now used John Allard's Waypoint tutorial (thank you John) , to append some of my own W/P's to FSX that I had previously created in Plan-G and also added to the F1 GTN750 (trying to keep everything lined up). This has re-kindled an interest in pulling data from some Navigraph Airport, Navaid and Waypoint .txt files and manipulating them in MS Access to create hard copy reports. Now I can see a potential for using this data to further line up my FSX-Plan-G-GTN7
  4. Hi Mike Thank you for the welcome. From your comment about Blackpool, I guess things might have changed a bit since my wife and I spent a very nice 7 days there on our honeymoon (1967). Some fond memories, as it was a full on fun filled experience back then for a couple of young small town hicks from the west of Scotland. Cheers Doug Weir
  5. Hi John and Brett As a sort of post script:- I am always reminded that it is usually something I have done (or not done) that causes most of my Flight Sim problems. As a result of your input a light went on and I remembered that I had found and installed R/W MagDev and Waypoint updates a couple of weeks ago (Herve Sors site) . Not really understanding the relationship between R/W data and FSX data and the impact of the disconnect, I went ahead with the install. Probably the root cause of my Blackpool NDB issue! Just a Murphy's Law coincidence that I picked Blackpool at random to plan a fl
  6. Hi John More thanks and another problem solved. I ran the "Build Navigation Database" button as suggested and now have the Blackpool NDB showing the 420 KHz value. I must add that I have run the database update twice before, 1-When I installed the plan and 2- When I thought I had stuffed something up (not unusual). It must be me and computers. I will take heed of your comments regarding the difference in RW charts and FSX as I think it may have a bearing on some of the issues I have when navigating VOR to VOR especially in the PNW area. But that is another story and perhaps one of my man
  7. Hi Brett & John Thank you very much for taking the time to look at this for me. I parked at EGNH and dialled in 420 KHz, worked a treat, so I think that has solved my problem with EGNH. John, I have some of your US airport charts but had previously found and downloaded the all colour, all singing and dancing UK airport and approach charts from the NATS site and have been using them for some time now. Must be more cautious in future. Having sorted out the NDB frequency problem for me though, has lead to a supplementary question regarding the map images you have attached. Are the
  8. Hi John Thanks again for your assistance. Had some sleep, back on the job and can now see the edit button you pointed out. I think the senior moments are increasing. Getting adventurous and using the "Add Reply" button for this response. Cheers Doug Weir
  9. Hi John Thank you for the very prompt response and the welcome. I have had a look at the original post but can't see an edit button. It is now after 1:00 am here, so I think I will wait until the morning before I try to sort it out. Cheers Doug Weir
  10. Hi There I uploaded my first post "NDB Problem", a couple of hours ago and in my state of excitement I pressed the "Post New Topic" button before I pressed the "Preview Post" button and checked the content. If I had done the right thing I would have seen that a table I included got chopped up and spread all over the page, which kind of stuffed up an important part of the information provided regarding the help requested. Would someone please advise me of how I can correct or retract the original post. Apologies for the stuff up Doug Weir
  11. Hi There First, a bit of background. I have been a daily visitor to the Hangar for a few years now. Always enjoy being both informed and entertained in your relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I guess like a lot of simmers who visit, not posting is due to feeling that I haven't had anything of value to contribute to items from your well informed regular posters. I have on the other hand many, many, flight sim questions that I would like answered. So here goes. As a retiree, I am able to spend/waste as much time as I want (depending on point of view) learning what I can about vari
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