.PLN File Extension

File Type:
Flight Simulator Flight Plan

Having trouble opening .pln extension? Don't panic! This page explains what pln files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open pln files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PLN file?

Pln file extension has Flight Simulator Flight Plan file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Used by Microsoft's Flight Simulator, the file provides various parameters, such as destination, departure location, waypoints, route type, and other data, for the Flight Planner. PLN files commonly use XML formatting.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

pln file icon
File Type:
Flight Simulator Flight Plan
Game Files

How to open PLN file?

Double click the pln file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .pln extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the pln extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the pln file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PLN files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the pln file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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