Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Pod562

Holding and FMC

Recommended Posts

I am trying to find in the manuals for the 737 and 747 where it explains the holding page in the FMC. I have looked in the FMC sections for both planes but without much luck. Anyone got a page number? The information I am looking for is where to input dme/radial data in the holding page: eg. if I want to hold at a fix 40 miles out from a VOR on a particular radial, where do I input the '40 miles'.I can see reference to 'radial' on the holding page, but not distance.Apologies if it is obvious and any incorrect terminology used.Thanks allRenzo


Bill Miller

Share this post


Link to post

Why not use the "FIX" page and make up a waypoint, at which you'll hold?


Lefteris Kalamaras - Founder

www.flightsimlabs.com

 

sig_fsldeveloper.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

You should be able to do a PlaceBearing/Distance waypoint. Something like LAX180/10. Which would be the LAX VOR on the 180


Mike Roth

Share this post


Link to post

Don't you mean LAX180/40??


- Chris Jefferies

 

Asus Maximus VII Hero motherboard | Intel i7 4790k CPU | MSI GTX 970 4 GB video card | Corsair DDR3 2133 32GB SDRAM | Corsair H50 water cooler | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD (2) | EVGA 1000 watt PSU

Share this post


Link to post

If you are established on a particular radial and heading towards the VOR simply type the VOR/-40 on TOP of the VOR's entery on the legs page which will display VOR01 @ 40 miles pior to the fix on the legs page. Then choose HOLD/NEXT HOLD/ LSK VOR01 into the hold boxes and hit execu................Randy J. Smith................A PROUD MEMBER OF THE PMDG BETA TEAM[h4]Evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations[/h4]


Randy J Smith

Share this post


Link to post

What's the procedure for Holding?Especially when heading to a busy airport where holds are commonplace.A lot of the STARS have holding areas marked, which I presume is the standard holding area for that approach. So if asked to hold you would most likely be asked to hold as this pre known holding area.Do you put the hold in before hand and remove it if you are not asked to hold?Do you wait until asked to hold and then start entering the data?Do you set up RTE2 with the hold and switch if needed?Also will the Hold page info be added to the manual at any point?I've been through it all and couldn't find it anywhere.If it is in there can someone point me to the chapter and page.Fortuantely I have the page info from other sources so have an idea what the entries mean.

Share this post


Link to post

Further thought Lefters' way is the most likely way in this situation, simply place a fix at 40 nm around the VOR establish yourself on the radial (Why you would not be in this case?) and use HOLD/NEXT HOLD/PPOS right at the outer fix ring you set on the ND................Randy J. Smith................A PROUD MEMBER OF THE PMDG BETA TEAM[h4]Evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations[/h4]


Randy J Smith

Share this post


Link to post
Guest lespindo

Renzo You Need to read the manual!!!!!Defining and using custom waypoints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/FMC page 12-36............But also learn how to do a holding with raw data!!!! you don't need to buy Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial text book. It is in your flight simulator By: Rod Machado.. Happy Flying!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    2%
    $540.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...