Navigraph Training Network – Share the Knowledge, Call for Participation

This is a Call for Participation. It means that we are encouraging you to send in your own tutorial to the Navigraph Training Network so that people in the flight simulation community can benefit freely from your knowledge. Help yourself by helping others! The Navigraph Training Network is initiated by Navigraph, but serves no commercial interest. We are here because we can – now it is up to you.

There Are Not Enough Tutorials
Flight simulation enthusiasts consistently strive for the real experience and there is a multitude of addon software to the flight simulators available that enhances the flight. However, often the learning curve is to steep. There are simply not enough tutorials for people who would like to learn more and expand their flight simulation knowledge.

Help Yourself by Helping Others
Navigraph has therefore taken the initiative to launch a training network. The intent is to increase the number of freely and publicly available tutorials. You are invited to contribute by writing your own tutorial.

We ask you to follow the guidelines below and submit your work to [email protected] before June 15th 2006. There will be a paper committee reviewing your work and by June 30th you should have receive feedback on your paper from the committee and a decision if your paper is good enough to be presented to the flight simulation community for peer review. If your paper is chosen for further evaluation you will have 15 days to incorporate the recommendations of the committee into your paper and by the 15th July 2006 your paper will be published for peer review, which means that everyone can read and grade your tutorial. By the 27th October 2006 we will finalize the results and recognize the best tutorial of 2006.

The Paper Committee
These are the people that will review the submitted papers.

  • Michael Anderberg - Developer, Microsoft
  • Tino Broekstra - Editor, IFC Netherlands
  • Egbert Drenth - CEO, Scandinavian Virtual Airlines
  • Thomas Karlsson - Developer, Microsoft
  • Patrik Moreau - Organizer, SimBuild Conference
  • Sami Puro - Editor in Chief,
  • Mark Silcock - CEO, IFC Global Network
  • Richard Stefan - CEO,

Tutorials may be written within a wide range of areas. All we ask is that you keep it related to flight simulation and select an interesting topic. What is interesting is decided by you and your intended readers. Here are some examples:

  • Innsbruck (LOWI), a challenging procedure
  • How to read SID and STAR
  • Performance Calculation in Flight Sim
  • Sloping Runways in MFSX – This is what it would imply!
  • How to build your first cockpit hardware
  • Proper ATC Protocol – Standard Wording and Phraseology
  • A Survey of the Various Flight Sim Umbrella Organizations
  • Customize Your Kneeboard
  • How to fly a chopper
  • How to fly a 737Ng by the book
  • Navigation by the use of maps and charts
  • Cockpit flows (PF/PNF) several types of aircraft
  • Flight Procedures (Take off, Climb, Descent, Apprach)
  • ATC Procedures
  • Flying Online
  • Challenging Approaches
  • Reading Enroute Charts
  • Reading Approach Plates
  • Holdings
  • Flying DME Arc
  • Navigating using VOR
  • Precision versus Non-Precision approaches
  • Reading METAR
  • Weather systems
  • Great Circle Navigation
  • Different types of V-speeds (Vso, Vmo, …)
  • Different Types of Pressure (QNH, QNE)
  • Difference between track and course
  • Calculating Wind corrections
  • Basic enroute navigation
  • Basics of ILS approach
  • Basics of VOR and NDB approach
  • NAT / MNPS
  • RVSM
  • IAL charts - How to read them
  • Flight planning - weather requirements
  • Flight planning - fuel requirements

By following these guidelines you facilitate the work of the paper committee and increase the chances of your paper being accepted for peer review.

  • Your paper MUST be written in English, preferably American English.
  • Your paper MUST follow the paper template.
  • Your paper MUST be at least four pages.
  • Your paper MUST not have been published anywhere else before.
  • The paper MUST have references to where the information in the paper can be found.
  • The paper MUST be submitted as Microsoft® Word document by June 15th 2006 15.00 CET +1 to [email protected] with subject “Training Network Paper Submission”
  • The included images MUST be submitted as separate files in a lossless compression file format such as TIFF, PNG or GIF.
  • The paper SHOULD have relevant illustrations.
  • It is DESIRABLE that the paper is submitted with video and/or sample code.
  • It is DESIRABLE that the paper is objectively written, meaning that if a particular commercial product is mentioned, a reasonable selection of alternative products are also mentioned.

If you tutorial is submitted to peer reviewing it is going to be registered under a Creative Commons license where others are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, to make derivative works, and to make commercial use of the work as long as you are attributed as the author and the resulting work is distributed under license identical to the current one. For more information, see this link: This also means that if you are using existing material made by other people, you must make sure to have their explicit permission to apply the Creative Commons license to your end result. For instance you must ask permission for pictures and diagrams that are not your own. Please note that screen shots are also protected by copyrights. Here is an example of screen shot copyright policies from Microsoft ®, and their trademark guidelines,

For any questions, please visit and consult the FAQ or e-mail [email protected].

Help yourself by helping others – Share the Knowledge!

Welcome with your submission.

Source: Navigraph

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