[jhb_airlines] Re: Descent

  • From: gwinsk@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:35:45 -0000

Jumping slightly sideways, trying to enter a height profile into FSNav is not 
easy. In 
theory, its facillities for Altitude Crossing and Altitude After, should allow 
the heights 
specified in SIDs and STARs to entered. In practice, it seems to  have a life 
of its own, 
which reduces its FMS attraction. I used to have a Shareware FMS package but 
seem to 
recall its designer dropping out, before FS2002. Is there an alternative 
around? Better 
still, is there an external hardware lump that will interface with FS9? 

Gerry Winskill

On 14 Nov 2004 at 3:58, Bones wrote:

> Careful using the word London as I don't know whether you mean London
> as in Heathrow Approach or London Centre..
> >From Glasgow to Heathrow you would change from Scottish Centre to
> >London
> Centre around 55N. You won't go to Manchester as they only have
> control up to FL150 in real life but FPI might differ on this.
> If only Heathrow Approach is active this can be trickier but plan
> ahead to sort out your descent to be at BNN VOR at FL70. Approach may
> very well take you on early enough to give you a descent but if he
> gets too busy with his stack traffic its going to be up to you to get
> down in time.
> bones
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
> McIntyre Sent: 13 November 2004 21:23 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Descent
> A 'quick' one for John.
> John, assuming I am on a IFR flight from EGPF to EGLL.
> Only one controller on line at, say, London centre.
> Q. on reaching abeam Trent VOR, do I start my descent from F350
> WITHOUT contacting the London controller? (As I am out with his
> controlled airspace at that point).
> I am thinking that it is not too good to leave the descent too late.
> Unlike the real world, at this point I would be under the control of
> Manchester, who in turn would hand over to London control.
> Thanks, again.
> Alastair

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