The fplan application is designed to assist general aviation pilots in creating flight plans for cross country flights in powered aircraft. It reads a planfile containing a description of the flight: departure and destination airports, navigation aids, intermediate waypoints, winds aloft, fuel consumption rates, and produces a flight plan including wind corrected magnetic headings, distance, estimated time and fuel consumption for each leg, latitude, longitude and VOR fixes for each checkpoint, etc. A graphical preview of the flight is available on systems with X11 Windows and the XView Toolkit.
John C. Peterson
1.4.2, 01 May 1999
GNU General Public License, version 2
From the author: "The fplan software is now part of the Gnome
project. Michael Johnson
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has joined the fplan development
team, and will help with the port to the Gnome, Gtk+, Glib environment. A
comprehensive graphical user input interface is in the early planning
stages. If you would like to participate in the development of fplan
you are encouraged to join the fplan-list mailing list. To subscribe,
send mail to
<email@example.com> with the word
"subscribe" (without the quotes) in the subject line."