2Objectives Know the menu and toolbar button functions of CFPS. Know how to input data into a CFPS flight plan.
3CFPS CFPS is just one application of the PFPS mission-planning system. CFPS utilizes the PFPS Route Server to “talk” to the other PFPS components.Ex. Falcon View, AR Tool, CAPSData entered into one will be shared by all.
4CFPS Provides a tabular view of PFPS mission data. CFPS is designed to be a user-friendly flight planning instrument.
5CFPSCFPS will provide you with accurate flight plans for a variety of missions.The Planning screen is the primary aircrew interface and presents an on-screen worksheet for data entry and evaluation.
6New to PFPS 3.2There are several significant enhancements to CFPS in PFPS 3.2.Ground/Maritime support25 new “FPMs”Unique turnpoint types and column formatsCustom icons for CFPS toolbar.*.crd support for additional compatibility with other mission planning systems.
7CFPS Routes Routes are *.rte files. Default directory. Can be saved by default in other folders .Set this up in Sys Admin.Ideal for networked environments.
8PreMission Configuration The start of a CFPS session should begin with checking the PreMission Configuration Window.
9PreMission Configuration The defaults are those previously set-up in System Admin.Some changes, such as fuel load, will commonly be made.Don’t forget the F1 key to see context sensitive help on any selected field.
10Entering Data First line is canned from default setting. Active entry line is yellow.Tab or use arrows to move between fields.Arrow down to create new entry line.Use Enter if in Fix/Point field.Some fields will replicate to next line.Airspeed, Bank, Altitude, Wind, & Temp
11CFPS Inputs Type: ST, DL (delay), OR (orbit), etc. May look like a hidden field. Just click in field to select.DTD: DTD sequence numbers or turnpoint label.Fix/Point: Any DAFIF point, Radial/DME, Local point.Description: Defaults to Navaid name.Override with anything you want.Can also cross reference other Navaids here.Latitude/Longitude: Don’t need to put N or W (defaults)Elev: Elevation from DAFIF, DTED, or user input.
12CFPS InputsAspd: Airspeed type will default from Sys Admin (350 = 350T).Specify suffix (ex. 350G) to override default.Bank: Degrees, G’s, lead turn or S-turn.Altitude: Will default to Sys Admin type. Or specify.M = MSL, A = AGLWind: Cruise wind to that point.Climb/Descent wind set up in Flight ModesTemp: Input temp or temp dev. Ex. -10dReplicating will replicate temp dev, not number.
13Right-click Options Fix/Point field Allows you to calculate various references based on current coordinates.Can view the DB Admin info on DAFIF points.Not on Rad/DME.Can launch AR Tool if default refueling option is set to tanker.Add the point to the active Local Point file.
14User Cross Reference New for PFPS 3.2 Very useful for creating Local Points when used in conjunction with Add To Local group.Enter Point Name (name of new Local Point) and radial/DME info.Fix/point name has “.” in front.Right-click and Add To Local group when done.
15Snap-to & Radial/DME Shortcuts The ! keys provide useful shortcuts to multiple mouse operations.! - Opens Navaid window to select which Navaid you want to snap-to.!/R, !/A - Snaps-to closest VORTAC, Airport, etc.@ - Opens Navaid window to select which Navaid you want a Rad/DME reference off of.@/R, - Creates a Rad/DME cross reference off of a VORTAC, Airfield, specific point, etc.
16Print PreviewOnce a route is entered on the Planning screen and calculated, the flight plan can be previewed before printing any of several different forms (you may also preview TOLD forms).
17User-Defined Forms (Card Editor) Additionally, you may design your own forms and incorporate unit-specific data (such as frequencies or tail numbers) using user-defined mnemonics.
18Premission Configuration Additional Point Editor CFPS ToolbarNewOpenSavePrintPrint PreviewCalculateInsert LineDelete LinePremission ConfigurationPoint EditorAdditional Point Editor1st Half
19New Will create a new route. Can open multiple routes at one time. You’ll have multiple tabs at the bottom.Colors (yellow and green here) represent the route colors in FalconView.
20Open Opens window to open an existing route. Defaults to Sys Admin default or last opened from location during same session.Open
21Save Saves changes made to an open route. If not previously saved, then will open a Save As dialog box.
22Print Initiates a print of the flight plan. Will print ALL default forms.Route must be able to calculate to print.Best to preview form first.
23Print Preview Lets you preview the form as it will be printed. Shortcut is F9.Lets you preview the form as it will be printed.Brings up a Form Setup window to select a form, set User Mnemonics, etc.
24Calculate Calculates the route. Shortcut is F7. Only way to display times, distances, fuel, etc.
25Insert Line Inserts a line into the flight plan. New line will become the number of the currently highlighted line.Current and succeeding lines will shift down.
26Delete Line Deletes a line from the flight plan. All succeeding lines will shift up.
27Premission Configuration Displays the Premission Configuration window.You may change any premission values at any time.Enroute Flight Modes are not set here.Enroute Flight Modes were a Tab in Sys Admin under Aircraft > Premission Data.Use the button to set these.FOB/RES and Divert Modes can be set under Premission.Click HERE to view the Premission Configuration User’s Guide.
28Point Editor Displays the Point Editor window. Various tabs to view or edit the background data for the selected turnpoint line.Use the arrows to cycle through the turnpoints.Shortcut is Ctrl+B.
29Additional Point Editor Displays the Additional Point tab of the Point Editor window.Use to create Divert points.Use to modify offset aimpoints, visual reference points, and offset target points.
30CFPS Toolbar – 2nd Half TOLD TOLD Not Integrated Type Options Fuel On/OffClockGEOFlight ModesSpeed ChangeRenumber DTDsCenter Map
31TOLD Opens up the Takeoff and Landing Data program. If TOLD FPM for current aircraft is available.Uses info from CFPS as default values.TOLD can also be run on a stand-alone basis.
32TOLD Not Integrated Toggles TOLD between integrated and stand-alone. Un-grays when TOLD button is selected.
33Type OptionsBrings up the associated turnpoint type tab of the Point Editor.Available only for Appr, CP, Delay, DZ, Orbit, & STTO turnpoint types.
34Speed Change Used to change speed along a route segment. Accelerate by DistanceAccelerate by TimeSlowdown by DistanceSlowdown by TimeSlowdown to ZeroDouble Slowdown by DistanceDouble Slowdown by Time
35Fuel On/OffLets you set the amount of fuel to offload or onload at the selected waypoint.Receivers can also set the Desired Fuel in Tank.Can be set to instantaneous transfer or a specific rate of transfer.
36Clock Set a time to arrive at the selected point. Can edit all times from this screen.
37GEO Used to translate one set of coordinates into the Display DATUM. Default is WGS84 datum.
38Flight Modes Brings up the FPM tab of the Point Editor. Use to manually set the flight modes for the selected line.Climb, Cruise, & DescentClimb/Descent Winds
39Renumber DTDs Renumbers DTDs to an order you define. Pop-up window appears.Select options.Designed for DTD equipped aircraft.
40Center Map Shortcut is F5. Centers Map (FalconView) on selected waypoint.Launches FalconView if not already opened.Very useful for working on JOG, TPC and other small-scale maps.
41CFPS Menu Options Import / Export Merge route files to your route. New to PFPS 3.2.crd files are compatible with other mission planning software.Merge route files to your route.SID & STAR route segmentsLocal routingPrints what you see on the screenGood for capturing screen info.
43Replicate Info… Ctrl+R CFPS Menu OptionsUsed to copy route segments from one route to another.Multiple routes open.Replicates selected values throughout flight plan.New look for 3.2.Replicate Info… Ctrl+RMore info click HERE
44Replicate Info Check the boxes you want to replicate. Old formatCheck the boxes you want to replicate.You can also change the values within each field.The current value on the highlighted line of CFPS won’t change.You can still change a value in CFPS, do a Ctrl+R followed by Enter and your entry will replicate through the flight plan.
46CFPS Menu Options Opens the Point Editor. Helicopter support. Ground/Maritime support.
47CFPS Menu Options UnCalculate Route to see original entries Airspeed, altitudes, etc.Divert Requirements apply when choosing a useable Alternate.Populates route with DTED.
48CFPS Menu OptionsSee Next SlideChoose your own colors.
49Column Profiles Create custom CFPS column profiles. Hide columns. Choose from many additional columns to show.Save & Display profiles.** Subject explained in detail in the CFPS Advanced block.
50New for 3.2 New for 3.2 Tools Create your own custom toolbar. Add buttons for anything you want.AWETaskViewRoute WindingOpen Tools > Manager to begin.Added Buttons
51From the Tools Manager window click the Add button. Enter a name for the button.Will also be the tooltip.Browse to the .exe file to set the program’s path.The icon will be the program’s original icon.