• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

    • Tag FS2020 specific questions with the MSFS2020 tag.
    • Questions about making 3D assets can be posted in the 3D asset design forum. Either post them in the subforum of the modelling tool you use or in the general forum if they are general.
    • Questions about aircraft design can be posted in the Aircraft design forum
    • Questions about airport design can be posted in the FS2020 airport design forum. Once airport development tools have been updated for FS2020 you can post tool speciifc questions in the subforums of those tools as well of course.
    • Questions about terrain design can be posted in the FS2020 terrain design forum.
    • Questions about SimConnect can be posted in the SimConnect forum.

    Any other question that is not specific to an aspect of development or tool can be posted in the General chat forum.

    By following these guidelines we make sure that the forums remain easy to read for everybody and also that the right people can find your post to answer it.

Find My Plane

Find My Plane Beta 0.8.1

Find My Plane is a simple, no-nonsense navigation map which allows you to track your flight in MSFS from any device - PC, Mac, iPad, phone - and from any network.

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Key features:
  • Simple setup with no configuration required: no signups, no passwords
  • Runs on any device which runs a web browser - and it runs through the internet so will work on any network, perfect for those who stream the game
  • Free and open source
  • Beautiful maps, including an option for selected aviation data, which you can customise to your preference (have a look at an example flight here 10)
  • Overlay a flight plan created in SimBrief, the simulator itself or any other software which can produce .PLN files
  • Find your friends: all other users’ flights are also displayed in real time, making meet-ups easy
  • Flexible: either download the Find My Plane client, or if you’re already running the Fly By Wire A320neo then just search by your flight number (Note: I am not affiliated with Fly By Wire, I’m just using their public API)
  • Open API: easy way for other developers to integrate Find My Plane in their own projects using a free, open REST API
  • Update since Alpha: Client software now has a simple GUI and installer rather than running in a command line
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Another nav map??
There are a load of great VFR maps out there (most notably LittleNavMap) but the things that differentiate Find My Plane are the ability to run it anywhere, how quickly you can get it up and running and the ability to display multiple flights at the same time.


Installation process
  • Download the client software available at FindMyPlane.live (it’s totally free, very lightweight and won’t impact performance)
  • You can download either a Windows Installer or the simple executable file
  • (Alternatively if you know what you’re doing with python then you can download the source code from github)
  • The client software will give you a unique 5 character code (eg ABCDE)
  • Visit findmyplane.live and type this code in - your map will load
  • DONE!
The site also integrates with the FlyByWire A320neo API so if you’re flying their plane then you don’t even need to download the client: just type your flight number into the site and it will track immediately. (Note: I am not affiliated with Fly By Wire and this software is not endorsed by them - I’m just accessing their public API)

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Security
I take your security and privacy very seriously, which is why you will never be asked to provide an email address, I collect no identifying information about you or your computer and the code is open-source and available to inspect.

The executable file you will download has been digitally signed and has been submitted to Microsoft, Avast and MalwareBytes to confirm that it is free of malware.

Integrating into your own product
The Find My Plane API is open and free to use, and easy to integrate into your own projects.

For instance, if you have a product/tool which runs locally on the user's machine to access simulation data you can very easily send this data to the Find My Plane API through http and then direct your user to the moving map - or indeed pull the data out yourself for another purpose.

Full Swagger API docs are available at https://findmyplane.live/api. If you have questions, API feature requests or anything doesn't work please raise an issue on github.

Contributing
This is freeware and open source. I don’t want your money, but I do want your suggestions, ideas, bug reports and - if you know how to code - your code contributions to improve this!

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in the air soon!
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