Q&A time... Some of you may be wondering where I get my routes from. Well, first of all I obtain my navigational charts (AIRACS) from a Swedish company called, "Navigraph". Website: www.navigraph.com The charts are constantly updated but I permanently use AIRAC 1908.
The above is the basic requirement for planning purposes. Next, is the actual route planning which is obtained via the website: http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ i.e. EHAM (Amsterdam) to EDDF (Frankfurt)
The resulting route is then copy / pasted into an ATC application called, "Pro-ATC/X". See product website: www.pointsoftware.de The derived codes are then "translated" into a definite route and simultaneously processed for verbal ATC instructions from beginning to end of the flight.
Actual "realtime" flight information is obtained via www.flightaware.com (less flights are currently shown due to the horrid COVID-19 situation) The aircraft type is also indicated and this influences my aircraft choice between destinations.
In principle flight altitudes from East to West are always even i.e. 34,000ft (FL340) and West to East i.e. 35,000ft (FL350)
Hope it clarifies.
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