Do you happen to know what that is? It is not the southern firmament in winter. Ok, I'll help you a bit. It is a screenshot, that much is obvious. It is a screenshot from NAV 3.0 (we are on the NAV 3.0 page, aren't we?). What it shows is Central America. You can make out the Gulf of Mexico on top left and the Caribbean Sea in the center.

But what the heck are those lines? Cobwebs? No, these are the TCA lines that cross the area.

To be honest, I have dreamed of visualizing the TCA line system for quite a while. The only problem was that there wasn't really a way to do so. Plot them on a map? Those good maps are so terribly expensive that you refrain from doing so. Flight planners did display only one line at a time. But then came Ted Wright with Version 3.0 of his NAV flight planner. And that one had Jet and Victor airways for the whole U.S. included. There was only a short investigation needed and I knew how to do it. It's actually plain simple. How to use it? That's even more simple. Copy the files into your NAV directory and load NAV. That's about all there is to do.

My present to you is the TCA line schedule for NAV V3.0. It is not yet complete and it is not yet updated to the new winter schedule. But I thought it is better to release it now and update it later than to wait until it is finished (maybe never will). Btw. this is not meant as a competition to King Ingersoll's TCA Routes tool. We do not compete here within the TCA family.


Here you can find the TCA lines in NAV V3.0 format. NAV is one of those great freeware scenery viewers/flight planners. In fact it was one of the first. And the author Ted Wright always kept it public domain. The current version 3.0 was released some time ago. A link to where you can find the files for download is in the link section.

The NAV V3.0 pln files are actually a byproduct of the RC99 project. Why? Francesco has been using NAV V3.0 to create the flight plans for conversion into RC99 adventure input files. As you may or may not know RC99 does not have its inbuilt flight planner but depends on an external one.

Usage is actually simple and straight forward. Just open the Flight Plan window within NAV. Then select File and Open and then one of the pln files which are listed. That's it. Details are explained in the Readme file which is part of every package.

Below you can find the files that are currently available for download. Please note that I have taken the freedom to assemble packages according to service and region. I didn't want to make a zip archive for every line. As the flight plans are very small in size this shouldn't be a problem. Flight plans are based on the revision indicated in brackets (Rev xxxx). My intention is to update all sections to the latest revision asap.


The following files are or will shortly be available:
 
Service Line # File Size File Status
TCA Caribbean 0xxx 153 kB Complete: 11-07-2000 (Rev. 0201)
TCA Mexico 03xx 95 kB Complete: 09-03-2001 (Rev. 0101)
TCA Intercontinental 1xxx 232 kB Complete: 12-17-2001 (Rev. 0101)
TCA Northamerica 2xxx 124 kB Complete: 12-17-2001 (Rev. 0101)
TCA Southamerica 3xxx 35 kB Complete: 05-29-2000 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Nl.Antilles and Venezuela 40xx 35 kB Complete: 08-08-2000 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Bahamas 41xx - 42xx 33 kB Complete: 08-16-2000 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Leeward Islands 43xx - 44xx 53 kB Complete: 11-08-2000 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Jamaica and
Cayman Islands
45xx 21 kB Complete: 12-20-2000 (Rev. 0002)
TDM American Parcels Service Commission 46xx 18 kB Complete: 01-29-2001 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Grenadines 47xx 31 kB Complete: 04-11-2001 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Hawaiian Islands 48xx 35 kB Complete: 06-12-2001 (Rev. 0002)
TDM Puerto Rico and
Virgin Islands
49xx 29 kB Complete: 08-02-2001 (Rev. 0002)
TCA Chile 6xxx 37 kB Complete: 04-10-2003
TDM Amazon A0xx Not yet available
TAC Air Cargo Cxxx 84 kB Complete: 06-05-2000 (Rev. 0001)
TDMAC Florida Fxxx 29 kB Update: 08-20-1999 (Rev. 9902)
TDM Honduras H0xx 37 kB Complete: 12-17-2001 (Rev. 0101)
TCA Centralamerica H5xx 17 kB Complete: 05-10-2000 (Rev. 0002)
KLM Code Share KLxxxx   Not yet available
LAN Chile Code Share  LAxxx 71 kB Complete: 04-29-2003
LTU Code Share LTxxx   Not yet available
TCA Pacific Pxxx 18 kB Complete: 09-03-2001 (Rev. 0002)
TCA Alaska xxxx Not yet available



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