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Entering Latitude/Longitude Waypoints

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Hi Everyone,Is there a way to enter in latitude/longitude waypoints into the FMS? If so could someone explain how or point me to a location that provides the information.Thank you,Brian

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There certainly is Brian, do it in the format 5353.2N/312.6W but you can get one of my old tutorials on fixes and DME arcs from the speedbirdonline airbus hangar in my sig below which explains PBD, PBX and LL fixes. Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Hi Rob,I read you tutorial, thanks for pointing me in that direction.So how would you enter in the following LL waypoints? 4000N/13000W Would you enter them in 4000.00N/13000.00W?Thanks,Brian

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4000.0N/13000.0W You'll then see on the LAT REV page the coordinates 40.00.00N/130.00.00W.In other words the last two digits of each coordinate need to be to one decimal place. This can lead to a very minor inaccuracy but generally not enough to be worried about.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Hi Rob,Sorry to have to rehash this topic again. My virtual airline assigned me a A330-300 route from KCLT to Gatewick (EGKK). I haven't done much overseas flying(except Hawaii) until now, just mainly in the states. The flight plan included LL waypoints, but I'm unsure if they are correct becasue I'm having a tough time entering them into the PSS FMGS as we've been talking about in this email string. Here is a copy of the FP:KCLT HOR2 NALEY MOL J48 PTW J77 BAF J80 BGR J581 TOPPS N146B CYMON 51/50 53/30 MALOT UN535 SHA UG1 KENET WILLO1F EGKK/0747So what I'm unclear about is the 51/50 53/30. I'm assuming that these are the "north" latitude points, but isn't there supposed to be "west" longitude waypoints as well? Are these entered in 5150.0N and 5330.0N? Or 5100.0N and 5000.0N? Also I didn't notice any STARS for Gatewick. I use Terry Yingling's database and none came up, so I'll have program the Willo1F manually I guess.I'm confused. Yikes. Look out Oceanic control!Thanks very much for your help!Brian

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The 51/50 and 53/30 waypoints are not LL fixes, they look to me like NAT Tracks (North Atlantic Tracks). These change on a daily basis depending on the prevailing winds and more info can be obtained from sites like http://www.gofir.com/general/nat_tracks/index.htm. I'm not the best one to advise you on these as I never fly over to the USA or back. I suggest you also have a look at vatsim for guidance (eg www.vatsim-uk.org then click London FIR -> Oceanic -> NAT Tracks).Gatwick has plenty of STARS, SIDS and everything else. The best thing to do is to register for the real world charts (free) at www.ais.org.uk which is what all BAV pilots do.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Would you be so kind as to tell me exactly how to key these waypoints taken from flightaware into the A330? 5800N 05000W 5800N 04000W 5700N 03000W 5600N 02000WThanksJeff Cavaioli

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"Would you be so kind as to tell me exactly how to key these waypoints taken from flightaware into the A330?5800N 05000W 5800N 04000W 5700N 03000W 5600N 02000WThanksJeff Cavaioli"These are fixes along a NAT track, enter them individually as you would any other PBD fix but in the format:5850N5840N5730N5620NRob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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