LATEST RELEASE: PB3 V2.7 - PBL V3.8 - PBLt V2.9 - PBmini V1.7

The downloads page will be offline until sometime in January 2019 and we will not be able to accept any new users until then.  



FAQ - PBLink

Which Version of Windows will PBLink run on?
PBLink will run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. 

PBLink will not run on the following operating SystemsWindows RT - Apple IOS - Android OS

Unfortunately we are no longer able to support Windows XP and download instructions will not be supplied for new installations. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and we have taken the decision that we can no longer support new installations on this operating system due to the numerous problems now encountered during installation. More details can be found on the Microsoft website

I have been told to read the PBLink manual - where is it?
The manual can normally be found in the PlaneBase folder on your hard drive (c:\planebase)

If it is not present then you can download the latest manual from PBLink. From the Main menu select Help>Download Manual.This manual will download to your PC.

The manual is in Microsoft Word Format so Microsoft Office needs to be installed on your PC. If you do not have Microsoft Office then a Word document viewer can be downloaded here.


The official IATA type codes are not being used?

Mainly for SBS and the PB link but also for some print routines and flight tracking needs lists, we have made a decision that we will use ICAO codes in most cases, but not all.In our opinion some of them serve PlaneBase better if we alter them.


The prime example of having some of our own codes against ICAO code is the G550. The official ICAO code for the G550 is GLF5. So G550 registration N1911W files his flight plan as a GLF5. If we enter GLF5 in the ICAO box in the PlaneBase files, when this aircraft then pings on SBS/PB link it would show as a GLF5.


However the aircraft type is of course the G550 so we are actually showing the user using PB Link that the aircraft is a G550 and not a G5. Does that make sense? 


We think so and so similar criterias are used for the G4/G450, some of the Falcon types and some airliners. When using some of the print functions, you have the choice to show aircraft type as the four letter code. So you bring your log up and post online, sticking to ICAO codes N1911W would show in your log as a GLF5 when aircraft type is a G550. 



At the end of the day this is a hobby and Planebase is trying to roll everything out in a way that caters for all tastes. We have people on the editorial team that think we should stick to the official ICAO codes and I know many users do. But at the same time just as many like the boldness shown in being different. When you ask those that prefer to use ICAO codes would they like to see N1911W presented as a GLF5 or G550, they do see the latter as the better choice from purely the spotting point of view. 

The codes in use are:-

CL61 - Challenger 601 (CL60)
CL64 - Challenger 604 (CL60)
CL65 - Challenger 605 (CL60)
CL85 - Challenger 850 (executive CRJ2)
F2DX - Falcon 2000DX (F2TH)
F2EX - Falcon 2000EX (F2TH)
F2LX- Falcon 2000LX (F2TH)
F2TS - Falcon 2000S (F2TH)
F5EX - Falcon 50EX (FA50)
F9DX - Falcon 900DX (F900)
F9EX - Falcon 900EX (F900)
F9LX - Falcon 900LX (F900)
G100 – Gulfstream G100 (ASTR)
G200 – Gulfstream G200 (GALX)
G300 & G350 –Gulfstream G300 & G350 (GLF3)
G400 & G450 – Gulfstream G400 & G450 (GLF4)
G500 & G550 – Gulfstream G500 & G550 (GLF5)
G650 – Gulfstream G650 (GLF6)
GL6T – Global 6000 (GLEX)
H750 - Hawker 750 (H25B)
H850 – Hawker 850 (H25B)
H900 - Hawker 900 (H25B)
B773 -B777-3xxER (B77W)
B772 - B777-2xxLR (B77L)
KC10 – KC10 (DC10