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Weather for alternate airports 777/748

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    Weather for alternate airports 777/748


    First sorry if my question is already covered by a topic, I could not find anything in the forum.
    If it is the case, please point me the thread.
    I'm trying to retrieve the weather for the alternates in the B748 with ASP3D but I cannot succeed following the method described in the manual.
    I have selected the options "create and load to sim" and "include altns in pln". This adds correctly the alternate airports in the WX.PLN file which I load in ASP3D.
    However, AS doesn't allow to include airports as intermediate waypoints in the flight plan and therefore, doesn't load them in the list route.
    Hence I cannot uplink the weather for all four alternate airports.

    I opened a ticket with HiFi which confirms that this was never possible.
    So the method described in the manual is not valid or am I misunderstanding something here?
    Is there a walkaround?


    P.S: I'm posting here because the question is applicable to both the B777 and B748 even if I tried only with the B748.
    Romain Roux

    Hi Romain, I've never figured out the alternate weather upload either. I'm not sure, but now that ASP3D should be set to use the simulator's flight route (that is, it comes from P3D and not the wx.pln file) and the overly simplistic P3D Navigation UI ignores alternates, I do not think it is possible.

    I expect the solution will be when ACARS is more comprehensively implement by the upcoming GFO.
    Dan Downs KCRP
    i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 2080Ti


    • Budbud
      Budbud commented
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      I hope too. Otherwise I asked HIFI if they expect to modify ASP3D to allow airports in the flight plan in my ticket, I will see if they do.