Jeppesen Discontinues SIMCharts For FS

simchartsRegistered users of Jeppesen’s SIMCharts received an e-mail stating “….. This email is to let you know that the sale of our SIMCharts 4.0 service which works in conjunction with Microsoft Flight Simulator version 10 (FSX), will end on April 1, 2009. There is no new version being planned at this time. Support for the SIMCharts 4.0 service will continue for 1 year thereafter or until March 31, 2010. Access to the service after March 31, 2010 will no longer be available…..”.

Sources at Microsoft have confimred that the link to the ‘real weather’ servers at Jeppesen which are used in FS will continue for at least a few years longer.

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KB
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 20:36

Sorry. I didn’t drop in a link earlier.

http://chartvalet.com

If you want something similar to Jepp, this seems to be the only thing out there that promises to incorporate charts into FS.

If you want to print off charts and use hard copies, then I agree with Dave’s post. Pilotfriend is the best in my opinion for downloading and printing copies.

Raz
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 19:05

ChartValet is on the horizon from the guy who wrote http://www.vataware.com. Stay tuned to http://www.chartvalet.com for details!

Raz

Owen K.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 20:34

Unfortunate as some of the support from 3rd party addons disappears. I don’t know what the future of MSFS is. However, there are other possiblities based on open source platforms that may eventually prove viable.

KB
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 19:57

I have heard some buzz about this new site chartvalet.com that is supposed to integrate actual approach plates into MSFS.

They haven’t released anything yet, but the site says something is coming soon. I don’t know what “soon” means, but I am anxious to see what it looks like.