[jhb_airlines] Re: Descent

  • From: Alastair McIntyre <a.mcintyre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 11:31:26 +0000

Gerry,

I have found exactly the same with FSNAv. It is very difficult to enter
a 'stepped' decent profile.

Perhaps, someone out there may know how to achieve this.!

Alastair

gwinsk@xxxxxxx wrote:

> 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? 
> Pipedream?
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> gwinsk@xxxxxxx
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> 
> 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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