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What am I missing here? I have downloaded the nav data. I have a flight plan from Flight Planner in FS9 with its waypoints but when I try to enter some of the waypoints, I am told they are not in the data base. How does one know what is in the data base before going to the trouble of making a flight plan only to find it will not work? Jim O'Brien

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Hi Jim,Are you trying to enter them on the ROUTE page? If so are you using the right hand keys of the FMC to enter them? Left hand keys (LSK 1L-6L)are for entering airways and right hand keys (LSK 1R-6R) are for waypoints.Hope it helps,

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I will double check that tomorrow and if I am not entering it in the proper spots, will give it a try.ThanksJim O'Brien

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Jim, On the FS NavLog page (I assume you are using the kneeboard) it lists the waypoint as the far left colmn. Then there is the via column (either direct {looks like ->} or via a jetway {ie. J121 or something}). On the FMC your waypoint area is the RIGHT column - ie you would enter your waypoint (like RDU or ORF or something) in - then press a key on the RIGHT side... Then you enter your jetways in the left column - so you would type some jetway (like J121) and press a key on the LEFT side.** By default it will always say DIRECT on the left side... I had that problem at first - but now I've learned to reverse the order the kneeboard says... Hope that helps - if not, let us know! EDIT: Sorry for stealing your thunder Mats ;)

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That's what comes of not reading carefully on my part. I assumed (bad decision) that it was exactly similar to the DreamFleet 737 FMC and did not notice the right vs. left instructions. However, I do have one more question. You indicated that I might be using the kneeboard. I was not because pressing F10 and getting the kneeboard leaves me with a totally blank kneeboard. How do I solve that?Jim O'Brien

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If you create your flight plan with FS, the icon with the zig-zag (waypoints) will have your flight plan. If for some reason it doesn't, you can go to the "alt F" Flight Menu and choose navigation log and view/print it.Safe flying,Bob

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ThanksJim O'Brien

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