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PilotPathRecorder

PilotPathRecorder is a replay and flight data capture tool that allows you to see your flight information visually using Google Earth. Simply use the application to log your flight and export that data to a KML file. That file can then be used...

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PilotPathRecorder is a replay and flight data capture tool that allows you to see your flight information visually using Google Earth. Simply use the application to log your flight and export that data to a KML file. That file can then be used with Google Earth for 3-dimensional flight analysis, flight plan information, and a chance to replay your flight from the first-person perspective.  Detailed information is also available throughout your flight, such as speed, altitude, flap position, engine rpm, pitch, roll temperature, wind, flaps, lights, and much more.

This is a stand-alone application that is run outside of Microsft Flight Simulator 2020. Once run, this application allows the user to set various settings to control the recording and exporting experience. A database is used to store your flights so feel free to fly during one session and export in another.

Installation is easy.  Unzip to any location you wish.  Once unzipped, launch Flight Simulator and then the FS2020PlanePath.exe to start the application.

More detailed information can be found at: https://github.com/SAHorowitz/MSFS2020-PilotPathRecorder/blob/master/README.md

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Compatibility
Sim Update 10 0 0
Category
Applications
Initial Release
December 11, 2020
Last Updated
1 year(s) ago — 1.4.1

Version

1.4.1

File Size

4.12 MB

Downloads

740

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Timeline

  • Updated to version 1.4.1

  • Updated to version 1.4.0

  • Initial File Release


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© SAHorowitz - All rights reserved. Any reupload or redistribution of this file without the author's prior written consent is forbidden. This Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on was created by SAHorowitz and shared in Utilities » Applications for Microsoft Flight Simulator.


10 Comments
  • Welcome and good day!
  • Today my fundamental way of thinking is:
  • Most essential logbook - features are:
  • Pilot in command + airplane/type + dep.airport + flight route/course + dest.airport + date/time
  • Not coincidentally - PilotPathRecorder has axactly the basic properties of input/output requests.
  • I have tested PilotPathRecorder during several ( 8 ) flights - flight duration 1 hour up to 3 hours (A320 FBW - DEV_mod)
  • Benifits/absolute advantage:
  • - no computing power needed ( CPU < 1% )
  • - minimal memory/storage space ( e.g. LFTM to OLBA  ca,1000 km = 2200 kb ) [ KB - not MB, - not GB]
  • - easy to share it with (non flightsim) friends (e.g. Google Earth™ )
  • - no / never CTD
  • My way to use PilotPathRecorder is:
  • I start PilotPathRecorder at first (before msfs2020) --> minimize it --> and forget it till flight session ended (or PC powering down)
  • PilotPathRecorder knows exact(ly) start and end of working/recording time
  • I have tested/tried ( 4 ) well known/most famous recorder(s)
  • Issues/troubles:
  • - computing power CPU/GPU (above msfs2020)
  • - - e.g. due to parallel (twice) running world map
  • - memory/storage space - no chance to share it with (non flightsim) friends
  • - CTD sometimes (flight time > 1 hour)
  • Dear community - Good day to you
  • With best regards from AUSTRIA
  • OE_TBM
  • Ich bin ein Innviertler - die mögen keinen
  • Firlefanz (überflüssiges oder wertloses Zeug) !
I have to test it soon, thanks!
Is the opposite possible? I have some real life google earth logs from flights over the years, can these be imported to get the sim to recreate the flights?
This is a great tool! It makes it easy to keep track of my flights in Google Earth. It is very motivational to look at my globe; it makes me want to go new places. Thank you!
Worked perfectly! Flew a small loop and brought the KML file up in google earth, nice!
I downloaded this via Reddit some months ago - delighted to see it here. It's a fantastic piece of software. Thank you and well done!
This is exactly what I needed, I am traveling around the world and after each session I had to manually create a path in Google Earth, now I hope this will save me some time! Thx!

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  • Version 1.4.1 August 24, 2021

    - Fixed issue with waypoints causing an exception if they have a zero altitude. This would cause the SimConnect to disconnect.
    - Rewrote AddWaypoint algorithm to make it much simpler and easier to understand
    - Added logger for general exceptions that would cause SimConnect to disconnect. This will make finding future issues easier.

  • Version 1.4.0 August 13, 2021

    - Added automatic connect, and reconnect, to MSFS.
    - Added support for multiple flight delete from list (just use shift key to multi-select)
    - Added support for multiple flight export from list (just use shift key to multi-select)
    - Fixed issue where MSFS would sometimes return garbage characters for waypoint of a flight plan. These garbage waypoints are now renamed to "Unknown Waypoint"
    - Fixed issue with some 3rd party planes that had characters that would cause a crash on KML export
    - Added ability to use an airport within 2 miles from the start of the flight and 2 miles within the end of the flight as waypoints for flights that didn't have a flight plan created.
    - Added support for a new option for automatic logging to only stop logging if engines were turned off.
    - Added ability to customize the exported KML filename with key names.

  • Launched December 11, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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