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    VAL632
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    Tonites Flight

    Post  VAL632 on June 22nd 2010, 12:07 pm

    Hello Gentlemen,

    As a continuation of Sundays hop from Cincinnati to St. Louis, I have prepared a hop for our flight tonight to Memphis. KSTL to KMEM I will be sending you the flight plan in both FSC and FS planner version. I suggest you use the FSC version as it includes the proper procedural waypoints. And this time we are lucky enough to have a SID that ends where the STAR starts. Here is the breakdown of how it looks.

    Departing St. Louis we can disregard the first waypoint CSX and replace it with a south end waypoint. The end of the SID is the Farmington (FAM 115.70) VOR, this is also the start of the STAR into Memphis followed by the procedural waypoints leading to the approach vectors for an appropriate runway. I know that we have been avoiding the SID/STAR plans like the plague for too long now. and this is a very simple plan to program with no DISCONTINUITIES at all. And the direct GPS flight is only 229 NM and the SID/STAR flight I am proposing is a mere 241 NM only adding 12 NM to the distance. This is what you will want to INSERT* into your FMC's for the departure and arrival choices:

    Your SID - TURBO5.FAM ( yeah I thought it was cool too)

    Your STAR - BEERT3.FAM ( yes, that is even cooler, we went from turbo to beer in one step!! )

    Now I realize that some FMC's may not share the same NAV database. But I am sure that a similar SID STAR should be given to you. It may say TURBO4 or 3. as will BEERT2 or 1 who knows!!?? Just use your best judgment.
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    VAL636
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    Re: Tonites Flight

    Post  VAL636 on June 22nd 2010, 12:56 pm

    VAL632 wrote:Hello Gentlemen,

    I know that we have been avoiding the SID/STAR plans like the plague for too long now. and this is a very simple plan to program with no DISCONUITIES at all. And the direct GPS flight is only 229 NM and the SID/STAR flight I am proposing is a mere 241 NM only adding 12 NM to the distance. This is what you will want to INSERT* into your FMC's for the departure and arrival choices:


    Your SID - TURBO5.FAM ( yeah I thought it was cool too)

    Your STAR - BEERT3.FAM ( yes, that is even cooler, we went from turbo to beer in one step!! )

    Now I realize that some FMC's may not share the same NAV database. But I am sure that a similar SID STAR should be given to you. It may say TURBO4 or 3. as will BEERT2 or 1 who knows!!?? Just use your best judgement.

    The reason we haven't been using them is because nobody else knows anything about them. I WILL try it but if it flubs up my programming...then I will revert to the old way. I am learning a new aircraft much more advanced than anything else I've flown before.. (Yes I know it's a Nintindo plane) and really need to concentrate on THAT. SIDs and STARs... not ready for that yet.

    Perhaps, if you were so inclined, you could create a tutorial that talks about SIDs and STARs. That way if everyone has a reference, it might not be so scary for us noobs.

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