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FMC problem with TNCM - Princess Juliana Airport

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Hi allI am having a problem with atleast one airport when using the FMC in my PMDG 747-400. I recently got 3/4 of the way through a flight from London Heathrow to Princess Juliana and was about to enter arrival data such as runway and STAR but had to abandon the flight because there was nothing there for TNCM at all - no runways or STARs.I restarted the same flight a day later and noticed when entering TNCM as the REF Airport in the FMC, I get the following error message..."Err at VMCDEP, line 25"I contacted Richard from Navdata thinking it was an AIRAC problem, but he advised me that this is a bug in the procedure file - not in the AIRAC.I would very much appreciate it if I could receive some help on this as I think I recall experiencing the same problem with another airport somewhere in Europe but I cannot remember which one.Hoping someone can be of assistance.Kind regards,Matthew

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You might have a bad TNCM.txt file in your AIRAC folder. Maybe you should look around for this file and update it. I have not flown into TNCM recently ... but I recall flying in there at least once with no problems. Not 100% sure if I used the FMC on that flight ... but knowing me I probably did.- Neeraj

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Try to download a new SID-STAR file for TNCM and put it in your SID-STARs (delete the old one)... You can find single SID-STARs at Navdata...Hope it helps.

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I download the "all-in-one" file every few days when there's a new one, so that keeps it updated. I don't see what is wrong with the file. Does anyone have experience with these files to tell me what the error message means and where I should be looking to correct the problem?Thanks,Matthew

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>I download the "all-in-one" file every few days when there's>a new one, so that keeps it updated. I don't see what is wrong>with the file. Does anyone have experience with these files to>tell me what the error message means and where I should be>looking to correct the problem?>>Thanks,>>MatthewHello Matthew,i have the same problem that you have ..i dig into the .txt but didnt find anything strange .... i added the runway 27 missing and then i have the same error message but wit line 26 ... i can say too that even with this error i was avle to program the fmc for a test route from tncm to tjsj but line error appears twice ???!!!really stange but can help more too ... if anyone got the help ???phil

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"Err at VMCDEP, line 25"This means something is wrong with the syntax in that line and the interpreter was expecting something besides a label or fix name. Post the offending line and maybe I can help, or attach the entire text file which might be better.

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>"Err at VMCDEP, line 25">>This means something is wrong with the syntax in that line and>the interpreter was expecting something besides a label or fix>name. Post the offending line and maybe I can help, or attach>the entire text file which might be better.hope this help my line error is 26 as i add runway 27 ...thanks againphil// TNCM - PRINCESS JULIANA INTL// Created 12/29/2003 by Terry Yingling modded by Robert Gottwald, charts.zumorc.de// Derived from DAFIF cycle 0313 from NIMAFIXESFIX PJM LATLON N 18 2.273 W 63 7.096FIX PJM04 LATLON N 18 1.782 W 63 11.265FIX PJM06 LATLON N 18 1.536 W 63 13.35FIX PJM07 LATLON N 18 1.413 W 63 14.392FIX PJM09 LATLON N 18 1.167 W 63 16.476FIX PJM28 LATLON N 18 2.796 W 63 13.374FIX PJM30 LATLON N 18 5.667 W 63 14.713FIX PJM31 LATLON N 18 6.305 W 63 13.12FIX PJM90 LATLON N 18 7.456 W 63 14.842FIX D308I COLOCATED PJM 308 9FIX D298I COLOCATED PJM 298 9FIX D288I COLOCATED PJM 288 9ENDFIXESRNWSRNW 09RNW 27ENDRNWSSIDSVMCDEP RNW 09 KEEP HDG UNTIL 400 HDG 279 INTERCEPT RADIAL 234 FROM NAVAID PJM AT OR BELOW 2400 TRK 234ENDSIDSSTARSENDSTARSAPPROACHESAPPROACH VORDME09 FIX PJM09 SPEED 180 FIX PJM07 RNW 09 TRK 96 UNTIL 600 TRK 160 UNTIL 1500 DIRECT FIX PJM TRANSITION PJM HOLD AT FIX PJM LEFT TURN INBOUNDCOURSE 308 SPEED 230 LEGDIST 3 FIX PJM31 FIX PJM90 FIX D308I FIX D298I FIX D288IAPPROACH VOR09AB FIX PJM06 SPEED 180 FIX PJM04 RNW 09 TRK 96 UNTIL 780 TRK 180 UNTIL 1500 DIRECT FIX PJM TRANSITION PJM HOLD AT FIX PJM LEFT TURN INBOUNDCOURSE 308 SPEED 230 LEGDIST 3 FIX PJM28APPROACH VOR09CD FIX PJM06 SPEED 180 FIX PJM04 RNW 09 TRK 96 UNTIL 2500 DIRECT FIX PJM 2500 TRANSITION PJM HOLD AT FIX PJM LEFT TURN INBOUNDCOURSE 308 SPEED 230 LEGDIST 3 FIX PJM30ENDAPPROACHES

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try to change:SIDSVMCDEP RNW 09 KEEP HDG UNTIL 400 HDG 279 INTERCEPT RADIAL 234 FROM NAVAID PJM AT OR BELOW 2400 TRK 234ENDSIDSto:SIDSSID VMCDEPRNW 09 .... etc.you need the SID preamble before the sid name.

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