Load flight plan into X-Plane FMS

Once you have generated your flight plan, you can seamlessly load it into X-Plane’s default Flight Management System (FMS) and take to the skies directly from there.

Alternatively to this manual section, you can watch the video tutorial: How to load a flight plan into X-Plane FMS.

Export flight plan

Prior to load your flight plan into X-Plane’s Flight Management System (FMS), they have to be exported in the designated directory: <X-Plane>/Output/FMS plans. More information can be found in the export section of the manual.

Load flight plan into FMS

To load a flight plan in X-Plane, follow these steps:

  1. Launch X-Plane and open the Flight Management System (FMS)
  2. In the FMS, click the ROUTE MENU button
  3. From the route menu, click the CO ROUTE LIST button
  4. The list of all saved flight plans will be displayed.
  5. Select the desired flight plan by clicking on its corresponding button.

Please note that the procedure for loading flight plans may vary depending on the FMS being used. Some add-on aircraft may employ a different FMS/FMC system that may require a different file format. Please check our tutorial section to find help for different FMCs.

If you encounter any issues or need assistance with a specific format, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll gladly work on adding support for the new format to XPFlightPlanner.