Newbie here! I've just invested in FSCaptain having tried a few Charter flights in the free version.
I've signed up with Landmark but whatever aircraft I choose or whatever destination, I only ever get Charter flights listed on the Flight Dispatch in the Administrator. I read a previous post about changing the % of Charter flights in the Airline Config so I changed that from 100 to 50 but still, no scheduled flights. Was I meant to install scheduled flights before I started somehow?
welcome to the FSCaptain forum. Getting no scheduled flights can happen for several reasons, and by changing the percentage of charter flights you eliminated one. When you say you do not get any scheduled flights offered, does that happen with the FCDU or when you are using Flight Dispatch in the Administrator?
Generally, one of the most common problems is that a pilot is not at the correct departure airport, or that no flight is scheduled around the local time at that airport (in P3D). For instance, Landmark flight 202 starts from KPDX at 0631 local (!) time. Hence, your airplane should be parked at a stand of KPDX; check in the FCDU that you are at that airport, on rare occasions a nearby airport may be identified instead. The local time in P3D should be between 0531 and 0616, since standard Landmark policy states that crew must arrive not before 60 and not later than 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
If that does not resolve your issue, we would need to have a closer look. Can you then send us (see blue link below) a zip file with your FSCaptain\Data\Log folder and your FSCaptain\Airlines folder? Please send the email to all of us and copy the address of this thread into your message so that everyone on the FSCaptain team knows what the logs are for.
the FCDU may show several scheduled flights, but only if they are within 60 minutes of the current local time, and you may have to click on the "next" button to see all of them.
>> there don't appear to be any schedules for Landmark in the UK.
I just checked: indeed, Landmark has only North American flights. You can see the schedule in the Administrator -> Airline Definitions. At the bottom of the page, you may find a button "Schedule", which opens a list of all scheduled flights. You then can click on "From" to sort the flights by departure airport ICAO. Anything starting with EG (like EGPB, Sumburgh, one of my favorites) is UK.
If you mainly fly in the UK, BA may be a good choice. In FSCaptain, their default schedule is not very long, but it has many flights from EGCC, EGJJ, EGKK, and EGLL in particular. You can also create your own new airline, or you can add scheduled flights to an existing schedule. If you don't want to enter all data by yourself, you can purchase real-world schedule at virtualairlineschedules.net/. If you need help with importing those data into your FSCaptain airline let us know.
Since writing my post I've had a play with Fscaptain and figured most of this out now so all good. I created a new airline and downloaded a flybe schedule from the woai site using the info I found at the top of the General Discussion thread. I know flybe are no longer operating but they have a nice mix of regional UK flights which suits me perfectly. I might add a few other flights to it later to add in other destinations I like to fly to like Sumburgh which is one of my favs too.
Presumably if I want to fly something a bit smaller (like a C172) I could do that through a charter flight?
Thanks for your help with this.. It's all starting to fall into place.
I am glad you resolved your problems. Yes, as long as you have set a good percentage (50% is fine) for charter flights, you will be offered charter flights in any airplane. You may even be offered scheduled flights if you did not specify the airplane class in your schedule.