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Here are some of the great tools built into the RocketRoute service that will give you confidence, flexibility and convenience to fly anywhere in Europe at a moments notice.
For flying IFR, AutoRoute can save hours in flight planning from first principles and avoid the dreaded route-amend-accept from Eurocontrol. Simply enter ADEP, ADES, Preferred Flight Level, Min/Max Flight Levels together with your Aircraft Performance Profile, click AutoRoute.
AutoRoute has a sophisticated routing engine built for the airways. Based on the inputs, it performs a series of calculations to generate a route. It then validates the route with Eurocontrol and adjusts the route for corrected responses. Preparing a route typically takes between 5-25 seconds to complete. AutoRoute cannot guarantee a route every time due to the complexity of the European airspace, however, we are achieving over 95% routing success rates.
RocketRoute includes within its service airport Approach Plates for all airports covered by Eurocontrol and ICAO airport. These documents are sent with the briefing pack after filing the flight plan or can be downloaded individually as required.
Keep track of weather before you fly. You can access METAR TAF reports in a number of ways on RocketRoute. Easiest is to simply click an airport from the map and the latest report is displayed.
Our flight log provides all the NavAid waypoints as well as intermediate waypoints enroute. This is available as a PDF report which means you can easily print off and enter actuals as you fly.
When you file with RocketRoute you receive a positive confirmation and copies of your flight plan pack by email. For IFR plans we also send your Eurocontrol Flight Plan ID by email. RocketRoute connects directly to the aviation industry’s global AFTN messaging network. Flight Plans are sent in real-time to Eurocontrol and a positive ACK (Acknowledged), REJ (Rejected) or MAN (Manual) response is provided by return. For VFR plans these are not sent to Eurocontrol, instead they are sent directly to the relevant FIRs and ATCs. A positive confirmation is not received for each message by the ATC or FIR, however, RocketRoute records the message transaction and provides the user with positive confirmation.
Keep track of weather before you fly. You can access METAR TAF reports in a number of ways on RocketRoute. Easiest is to simply click an airport from the map and the latest report is displayed. When preparing a flight plan route, airports are also displayed within a 5 mile corridor enroute allowing the user to read and check weather stations. Finally a METAR/TAF report is included in your briefing pack when you file the flight plan so you have all relevant information with you when you fly. METAR and TAF information is sourced from “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration”. This is a high quality provider for flying in Europe.
Read the NOTAMs before you fly. You can access NOTAM reports in a number of ways on RocketRoute. Easiest is to simply click an airport from the map and the latest report is displayed. Finally a NOTAM report is included in your briefing pack when you file the flight plan so you have all relevant information with you when you fly. NOTAM information is sourced from the FAA. This is a high quality accurate provider for flying in Europe.
Stay informed of changes to your flight plan. These can be sent by mobile SMS direct to your phone. Simply select the option when filing your flight plan.
Filing a VFR plan can become a time consuming task when you are not sure of the unique AFTN addresses and FIRs (and sub addresses) that need to be notified of the flight plan. At RocketRoute we taken out the guess work. Our own database for flight plans and addresses means we automatically complete the address fields for pilots – making the task quick, ease and straight forward.
If you fly VFR for part of your flight, RocketRoute will take care of the airfield addressing for you using the same databases and systems used for VFR flight planning.
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