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Hello can the PMDG FMC recognize NAT tracks? For example I use FsCommander to generate my Flight Plan. In my flight plan I have the current NATS, when I load the flight plan it says for example Track Z not in database. Does anyone else use FsCommander? if so how do you tell the fmc to follow a certain track. Any help on this mater would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Ian


 

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Ian,You can not enter a NAT as an airway. The North Atlantic Tracks are changed daily if not more often depending on winds and the like. You can find active track routings here: https://www.notams.jcs.mil/common/nat.htmlYou need to enter all waypoints for that track into the FMC. I do think this is how the FMC works on the real things as well.Hope it helps,


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Yeah it's either manual entry of the Lat/Lon points or the track gets downloaded via ACARS. You'll have to enter it manually in the sim since we don't have ACARS capability obviously...


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Try FSBuild for your flight plans...it downloads the current NAT track's and exports those waypoint perfectly in PMDG format...just enter the CORoute and you are all set to go.Steve Park

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Hi The NAT route must be set in the FMC/CDU with this syntax.A SUNOT 57/20 57/30 56/40 54/50 CARPE REDBY57/20 = 5720N 57/30 = 5730N56/40 = 5640N etc GreetingsMichel

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Great thanks for all your input guys, I will try all your suggestions.Thanks,Ian


 

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Hmmmm...That's strange. I have no problems with NATs. But, as a thing of practice, when I save the file in FSC, I specify PMDG 737 and not 747 format. Then, when I load the plan, the waypoints on the legs page show Track ... for those waypoints in the right-hand column. Yours doesn't do that? Try saving it in PMDG 737 format, perhaps.Cheers,

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Sergey you my friend are a genius, I switched it to the pmdg 737 format and it works perfect. Thanks Ian


 

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Happy to oblige my friend! Best of luck!

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