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Autorouter issues and questions (merged)

ì would be interested to know the future plans for the autorouter.
I use it very frequently to create routes / check weather / file flightplans / etc.
I still have backup resources for all functionality offered.

Is my assumption correct that autorouter is still in a “beta” phase, and will be a paid service sooner or later?

Is my assumption correct that autorouter is still in a “beta” phase, and will be a paid service sooner or later?

It’s twice wrong

I still have backup resources for all functionality offered.

Contingency is always good.

Last Edited by achimha at 30 Apr 11:49

Is my assumption correct that autorouter is still in a “beta” phase, and will be a paid service sooner or later?

It’s twice wrong

I would not complain if it remains free but also I would be much more willing to pay for autorouter than for the multiple other solutions that are sometimes almost unusable and have only a paid version. Skybriefing is one of them which is practically forced onto pilots in Switzerland as every airport has a PC with a browser working only with that page.

Last Edited by Vladimir at 30 Apr 11:52
LSZH, LSZF, Switzerland

in Switzerland as every airport has a PC with a browser working only with that page.

Do you have more details about this?

At my homebase certainly the PC is open.

It might help to have a nice chat with the airport operator. These PC’s and the internet connection are funded by the airport, not by Skyguide. So while the airport operator certainly has an interest that people don’t browse to pr0n sites, they gain nothing by restricting it to Skybriefing; I don’t think Skyguide does kickbacks.

LSZK, Switzerland

I was recently in Grenchen LSZG and tried to open autorouter. I got a message that this page is forbidden. Skybriefing was working OK though. It was the same case in Zurich when Skybriefing was introduced (so maybe already a year or more ago): I couldn’t open anything except skybriefing and homebriefing.ch. I don’t know if they have changed that in Zurich.

LSZH, LSZF, Switzerland

I was in Grenchen on April 5th, so less than a month ago.

LSZH, LSZF, Switzerland

From quite some years ago, I remember the man in the Skyguide jacket, turning up at Wangen-Lachen to refill the laser printer paper My thought was… there must be a lot of very happy taxpayers here The briefing room at Grenchen was much more awesome, but totally deserted, because even back then (2004) everybody flying anywhere for real was using the internet and had their own facility for accessing it while mobile. Today, it must be nearly universal and I am amazed anyone is still using a PC at a briefing room.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

How do you have internet everywhere? With the prices here, if I need to open autorouter in the UK for example, it would probably cost me 10-15 CHF or even more to see a flight plan. Also fixed internet is still much faster.

LSZH, LSZF, Switzerland

OK; maybe Switzerland is still pricey for 3G. Here (UK and some other places) we are used to say 1GB/month within a €15/month contract.

Roaming is another thing but I get the above deal transferred to anywhere in Europe (even Switzerland and Norway) for £3/day.

I well remember when UK mobile data was £10/MB!

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

It’s OK in Switzerland but once you jump out of the country, they charge crazy.

LSZH, LSZF, Switzerland
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