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Guest johnnyh

Hello. I was wondering, where do I get the information to put in the approach page (temp,wind etc.) on the A340 when I activate the approach phase?Thanks,John

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Guest vrandar

The QNH, temp and winds are from the metar, the DH (or MDA) is from the approach charts. You can get the metar from, for example, Servinfo which is a great freeware utility from http://www.avsim.com/hangar/utils/servinfo/. Or another solution is Activesky6.5 which is the best weather available and is from www.hifisim.com. It is payware but a must-have program in my opinion.Most charts are available from the various vatsim areas at http://www.vatsim.net/ but I would recommend you get ndac2 from navigraph which gives you the latest airac but also charts for the whole world as far as I can tell. Again it is payware but worth getting, not least because airacs are no longer free.Edit: one tip, I recommend you scroll through the Perf page on the MCDU and enter your temp, wind data etc well in advance of activating the approach. I do it as part of the initial descent checks at around FL100. You can then activate the approach when the time comes and entering the data in advance reduces the workload at a busy time.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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Guest elyab

Preparing your flight note ATIS frequency at your destination. Before descent set this frequency on your standby radio, while descenting switch it time to time and and as soon as it becomes available you will obtain all necessary metar info: "temperature", "wind" (direction & speed), "altimeter" (QNH) and active RWY (maybe different of previously selected in FMC becuase of wind situation or for your STAR if not entered yet). You'll be able to hear ATIS somewhere between 20,000 and 16,000 feet - usually still enough time to prepare your approach.Regards,EtiOwner of: PSS A319-320-321, PSS A330, PSS B772, PSS B757

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