[jhb_airlines] Re: Descent

  • From: Alastair McIntyre <a.mcintyre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 11:37:35 +0000

Oops!

Should have been 'Descent Profile' <G>

Alastair

Alastair McIntyre wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>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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