[jhb_airlines] Re: Descent

  • From: gwinsk@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 13:00:37 -0000

Or Decent Descent?

Gerry Winskill
gwinsk@xxxxxxx


On 14 Nov 2004 at 11:37, Alastair McIntyre wrote:

> 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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> > 
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