Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Guest Haseen

PMDG 747-400 and 737NG

Recommended Posts

Guest Haseen

1. Is it possible to create a 'Procedure Turn' for an approach in the FMS?2. How exterior lights are used in relation to phases of flight?

Share this post


Link to post

Procedure turns are rare in today's radar and gps environment, many newer rnav (gps) approaches are using holding patterns instead for the purpose of getting on the right track between the IF and FAF.I always include the procedure turn or holding pattern in the sidstars I provide.. but these are custom routes. I don't think it is possible to program one from the FMC, it's easier just to fly it using the MCP HDG and ALT controls if you wish.From any direction, fly over the fix (usually the FAF) and turn outbound 1 min (maybe less if landing winds are above 10 kts), then turn 45 deg left or right as depicted on the chart and restart the timer. Hold that outbound for one minute then make a 180 deg turn in the opposite direction (if you turned right to go outbound then turn left to go inbound). Now you are on a 45 deg intercept for final, and in usually a little less than a minute the CDI needle will start moving and it's time to turn to final course. Maintain altitude per the chart until established on final approach.These are really one of the easiest manuevers that an instrument pilot trainee has to learn. Give it a try......As for lights, Beacon is on whenever engines are running. Usually all others are on below 10000 for collision avoidance.


Dan Downs KCRP

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.


    28%
    $7,080.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...