Author Archives: Peter van der Veen

Aircraft Analyzer 2005 v1.6.6

This update fixes a bug in the ‘Duplicate Title’ search.

There were some reports that the startup scan of ACA2005 found a duplicate title while the error scan didn’t find one.

It was found that the startup scan found titles in which there were upper or lower case character differences in the titles, whilst the error scan did not take that in account.

This is fixed now and the error scan should also find these duplicate titles.

Aircraft Analyzer 2005 v1.6.5

This update fixes two bugs.

  • There was a bug in the error search routine for the *.air file. In some cases it did not report an error while the air file was missing.
  • In some cases the Timetable did not find the corresponding Callsign/Airline name and left that part blank in the list.

Have fun with it, and if you like the program, maybe consider a donation.

How to donate without having a PayPal account

Not everyone has a Paypal account, but you still can do a donation with PayPal without having a PayPal account.

Just follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the PayPal “Donate” button or link.
  2. Look on the left side of the donation page. Click on the “Continue” link under the phrase “Don’t have a PayPal Account?”
  3. Enter the amount you wish to donate into the box on the top of the screen.
  4. Fill out the form below with your country, name and credit card information. (not all information is needed)
  5. Click on the “Review Donation and Continue” button on the bottom of the screen to confirm and complete your transaction.

AIFPC- AI FlightPlan Compiler/Decompiler V2010 released

AIFPC is a program for compiling and decompiling flight plans in the TTools txt format to the native BGL format used by FS9 or FSX or back from the BGL files back to TTools format files.

The main difference between the FS9 and FSX BGL files is the way the times are stored. Although FS9 BGL files work in FSX you cannot use FS9 and FSX BGL files at the same time in FSX.  FSX BGL files do not work in FS9

Another difference between  FS9 and FSX is the numbering of the days. In FS9 the week starts on Sunday which has the number 0. In FSX the week starts on Monday with the number 0. So when using FS9 compiled flight plans there is a shift in the days. Flights who would departure on Sunday in FS9 will departure on Monday in FSX.

For this AIFPC has the possibility to renumber the days when compiling the flight plan.

To distinguish between the different BGL files AIFPC can automatically add FS9 or FSX to the end of the BGL file name.

Another feature is the possibility to batch compile/decompile flight plans. Just select more than one file in the selection window to do a batch compile or decompile.

AIFPC can be downloaded from the download page.


Just to give you a peak into ACA2010
Its not a complete version yet, it only show you the aircraft/textures, you can edit the fltsim sections and delete them and you can have a view of the traffic files.

Not to forget FS9 and FSX support is build in 🙂

And Skin support 🙂 (click a screen for a better view)aca2010_1

This is ACA2010 in FS9 mode with the default skin showing the airlines present.

aca2010_2This is the ‘Christmas skin’ showing the contents of a traffic file.

Stay tuned, maybe i will release an early version as a preview version.

Aircraft Analyzer 2005 v1.6.3

I just released version 1.6.3.
This versions solves some bugs in the texture search and error reporting and in the fltsim numbering error reporting.
Fltsim sections with a comment behind it where reported as an error despite the fact they where okay.

Furthermore i have solved (i hope 🙂 ) the very slow menu access under Windows 7

I also have included a version check. If there is a new version available it wil notify you.
At startup if will check the AIFS website for that if it has an active Internet connection

Besides that i have added the possibility to do a donation to support the development of ACA2005/ACA2010 and my other AIFS utilities.
The development and support takes a lot of time and effort.
If you think ACA2005 and the other utilities are a valuable addition to your FS AI experience then maybe decide to do a donation.
You will only be noticed once when you start up a new version of ACA2005 for the first time.
A donation can be done via PayPal. Use the link on the top right in the main screen of ACA2005 or use the donate button on my website.