Aerofly FS 2 Flight Path Recorder 1.0.0

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A flight path recorder for Aerofly AFS 2. This Java app captures Aerofly FS 2 events and creates a KML file of the flight path for display in Google Earth.

The Aerofly FS 2 flightPathRecorder app is a simple Java implementation that captures the GPS info

broadcast from Aerofly FS2 and creates a KML file to define the flight path.

The flightPathRecorder can run on the same host as Aerofly FS 2 or on a secondary host on the same subnet.

You need to enable Broadcast Flight Info in the Miscellaneous Settings.

The app can be started before or after Aerofly.

The KML file is created in <user>\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\Flight Path Records\.

If Aerofly is paused or exits to menu level or to Windows the app will pause and continue recording if Aerofly resumes. The KML file is not closed until recording is stopped via the stop button or the app is closed.

When the KML file is closed the app can optionally launch Google Earth Pro with the recorded file.

You can create a piecewise flight path to display intermediate results if the recording is stopped and restarted while Aerofly FS 2 is paused.

For an out and return soaring flight stop and restart recording at the turn point.

You can then change the flight path color (right mouse Properties) on the second folder to distinguish the flight paths.

When the KML file is loaded into Google Earth there will be two folders. One for the flight path and another for the extrude to ground level path. If you right mouse on one of these folders (or on the path in the map display) there is a "Show Elevation Profile" option which displays a panel which shows the elevation throughout the flight.

The app is built against JRE 1.8. It was tested on the Windows 10 Aerofly host and several remote Windows 10 and linux (mint 18.3) machines.

  • Version 1.0.0

  • Thank you for the nice app! Works perfectly fine for me. Are there any additional datarefs that could be recorded by the app? For example airspeed, vertical speed, gear up/down, flaps position, aircraft lights?



    • Good.

      This was based on the broadcast events. There is the GPS position event alternating with an attitude event.

      I tried to to something with the attitude event but KML is a pretty blunt crayon for any detailed graphics.

      There are some people experimenting with the DDL interface which will provide access to the more detailed aircraft data, but sounds like it is heavy slogging with minimal documentation.


    • Thank you very much for clarification!