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Helicopter Pilot
Did not reach altitude?

I'm starting to use the new flight plan tool.    I keep getting a warning "did not reach altitude", I've entered an altitude that is proper for the route.

Can you explain this to me?    Thanks.

Dave
Your climb is too slow

Or your altitude is too high or your route is too short. Either way, you were unable to reach altitude for cruise. If you altitude seems normal and your flight is not too short, it is most likely that you put a bad value in for vertical speed in climb in your aircraft profile.

Helicopter Pilot
Thanks for your help guys.   

Thanks for your help guys.    I increased my rate of climb and that fixed the problem I was having.    SkyVector is a great resourse and it keeps getting better.

TogaDriver
Same problem

I'm getting it too.  I confirmed my climb and descent alts are valid.  I cleared and re-entered all values.  I think there's a bug.

 

Dave
Okay Send all details:

to info@skyvector.com

 

Easiest way is to save your flight plan with a unique name. We can look it up from there.

TogaDriver
PlanThatNeverReachesAltitude

That's the name of the saved plan (PlanThatNeverReachesAltitude), but once I saved and reloaded that plan... the alt error stopped.  

 

I was able to get it to happen again by messing with the tail number (going to empty and back to my tail #) at one point but cannot repeat it deterministically.  We got us an intermittent bug.  I just love those.  I'll keep playing to see if there is some way to repeat the error reliably.

 

 

Dave
I find you can always get it

I find you can always get it if you plan your flight a certain way.

 

If, instead of starting with your departure and destination airports, you just start with your departure, then you add your first point which may be a very nearby VOR, you'll get the warning, because at that moment, your entire plan is 6 miles long.