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Vatsim - diverting to alternate!

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Guest meyomyx

Flying this NG with Vatsim is a whole new challenge - and then some!100% success so far though still a little unclear about finding out what centre to change to (if not given)BUTen route to EGPF and elected to divert to EGPH (with a controller). Changed the destination (descent had commenced) and (I suppose I should have thought of this) lost the whole lot (FMC wise). Managed to shoot the approach with no A/P or FMC with a ceiling just above minimums. Wipe sweat off. Taxi Shutdown.SO ....... what should the correct actions have been in reprogramming the FMC for an alternate?

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Having not ventured into the online world yet - I only downloaded Squawkbox 3 the other day. Might load it today and try my luck - but anyway...To reprogram the FMC for your alternate:1. Open up the RTE page and change your DEST to EGPH2. Get the ATIS for EGPH and also the expected approach from the controller.3. Open up the ARR/DEP page and select the arrival into EGPH.4. If you are too high, use FLCH to get back on descent path or even ask controller to extend your track - the punters don't really like coming down at 4 grand a minute!5. If you are too low - tell controller that you'd like to proceed direct to your IAF.I guess numbers 4 & 5 really depend on just how suitable your alternate is.Like I said, I haven't flown online yet (this might just be my calling! :(), but it all seems pretty logical to me - just tell ATC what you are doing, what you intend to do and I'm sure they'd be more than willing to help you out.

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Hmm. This is what I did. However, the FMC then bleated "Invalid Route" at me and I had no legs, destination runway or procedures, I couldn't even manually enter upcoming fixes into the legs page. Nothing.At that point I decided it was more important to fly the plane than to battle the FMC.

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