Different tools for flight planning, for learning, and for flight sim in general
Free access to charts for many countries. Requires login with VATSIM account.
Sectionals/VFR charts/IFR enroute charts high and low/TAC/WAC. Has a great flight planner. For USA also links to airport charts. Very useful site.
AIRnav.com is a great site with every chart you can imagine including fine details about any US airport! USA Only.
Airplane Charts from Sectional, Helicopter, WAC, and TAC charts
Do an extended search in the File Library and type in Matt Fox as the desired author, and "sectional" as the description. This will bring up a multitude of Hi res sectionals and Terminal Area Charts. A MUST HAVE for VFR Flyers!
This is the European AIS Database website. Lots of charts, but you'll need to register (free)
FS Charts.com Another worldwide chart site. Requires registraion.
My airplane.com is a great resource for VFR sectionals, TAC's, IAPS, SID, STAR, and Airport diagrams. USA Only.
Runwayfinder.com A useful site with a zoomable map to show US charts selectable by airfield.
US Government site with VFR and IFR charts etc
Dispatching system giving you a complete flight plans - featuring detailed fuel planning, weather forecasts, current NOTAMs, ETOPS calculations, and much more.
This is an amazing site. Submit dep/arr airports and this site returns the last actual real world routings. US based but will provide international flights to and from the US also.
Weather info at airports - with METAR, TAF, trends and historical graphs, timezone (incl sunrise/sunset for finding the golden hour!)
How to find real world routes and plates
Fltplan.com is an excellent resource actually used for real world flight planning, however is available for us simmers as well. You have to register (don't worry it's free) but it's well worth it! This is the best site to find USA Government Preferred routing.
Another highly recommended payware flight planning utility
Free tool for flight planning with many features.
Freeware flight planner software for X-Plane, FMS exporter for X-Plane. Shareware version also available with extra features.
METARs and TAFs worldwide
Database with more than 65,000 flightplans contributed by other users. Free, but requires registration.
Route Finder is a simple user interface to generate flight plans around the world (not entered and verified by any human as I understand it)
An absolute must to ensure your UK flights route 100% correctly either within UK airspace or to/from UK entry/exit points
ICAO based, this system will show all real airlines RPL - Repetitive Flight Plans
See which ATC controllers are online.
Great online flying tool for flight planning etc.
Real world flight plan verification. Use the links in the Flight Planning section to enter a flight plan with/to/from Europe and to see if it would be accepted in the real world.
Database of mainly lat/lon of airports and navaids (incl waypoints) - and some charts as well
Database of airports and navaids and their details (not waypoints though)
A very useful index to abbreviations used in aviation terminology.
Index and guides to reading and understanding US charts
Lessons in navigation including the use of NDB and VOR, as well as ILS approaches.
VATSIM-UK's Oceanic section. Info and tips on oceanic flying, tracks, pilot procedures, SS Concorde routes and more.
Real world NAT tracks that are updated daily.
Current tracks across North Atlantic Ocean, parsed for easy reading, incl link to map of tracks
Current tracks across Pacific Ocean, issued by Oakland FIR
Oceanic guide/procedures made by Virtual Norwegian
Pacific Ocean Crossing Routes and Information (Oakland Oceanic FIR)
Listen to live ATC (Air Traffic Control) Communications
VATSIM statistics - Flight tracking history and ATC history/bookings for VATSIM
Demonstration of being a controller on VATSIM
Convert between hectopascal (hPa) and inches of mercury (inHg) - (baro altimeter, QNH)
Demonstration starting up an Airbus 320 from complete power off, through checklists, pushback, and take-off
Introduction of the online flying network VATSIM, by Angle of Attack from the series AviatorPro
World map of online VATIM pilots and ATC controllers