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Heywhat is the real way of entering a route in the fmgc by loading it by load route or entering it manuallyAfter i keep v2+10 and lever climb appears i put the throttle to lever climb and swith the autopilot on and the plane levels off what am i doing wrongGlenally

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I'm not sure whether you mean in the real world or the best way in the sim. In the real world most airlines will have routes already programmed in and will just call them up and make any manual changes as necessary. In the sim I usually export flight plans created in FSBuild and import themm into the MCDU and then adding/amending SIDs and STARs as appropriate. I would never normally enter a flightplan manually, I keep that for entering fixes and, as I have said above, amending SIDs and STARs.Onto your second point it seems you might be having trouble with the concept of managed and selected modes. You must enter your proposed altitude/flight level into the alt window on the FCU (the glareshield). Then if you left-click the alt knob- the equivalent of pushing the knob - you will go managed alt and the MCDU will control the climb and adhere to any alt constraints in the flight plan. If you right-click - pull - the alt knob you will be in selected alt and the MCDU will not be controlling the alt/FL. Think of it as pulling control to you (=selected) or pushing it away from you to the MCDU (=managed).The same concept of managed and selected modes applies to the speed, heading and vertical speed knobs.There is a very old tutorial as well as lots of stuff in the Airbus hangar at Speedbirdonline in my address below which might help, or come back with any further questions.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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Hey Can i ask what are stars and sids i have seen them in the fmgc but i don not know what they do and does flightsim flightplanner give you the satrs and sidsGlenally

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You can't just leave or approach an airport by any route that you want, there are specific departure and arrival routes. For departures these are called SIDs: Standard Instrument Departures (in the US they are sometimes called DPs: Departure Procedures). For arrivals they are called STARs: Standard Terminal Arrival Routes.In order to know what SID or STAR to follow you need a) to know which runway you are likely to be departing from or arriving at, and :( charts. You also then need to be able to program the relevant SID or STAR into the MCDU.The choice of appropriate SID or STAR will usually depend on the direction you are leaving/arriving at the airport.Let's look at an example of a SID out of London Gatwick (EGKK). The image below has the SAM 2M/2V SID and the KENET 2M/2V SID (whether you use M or V depends on which runway you are departing from. You will see there are altitude constraints the MUST be adhered to unless you ATC approval to ignore them. For example MID at 4000 feet. http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/168448.jpgSo you would choose your departure runway in the F-PLAN page and then select the relevant SID. Let's assume we are going to GCXO from runway 26L so we are heading south-west so we'll select the SAM2M SID. Once you enter this into the MCDU you'll notice that the alt constrints have been entered and for example the alt constraint for MID is set at 4000.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/168449.jpgThe same principle applies to STARs; you follow a set route until you need to transition to the ILS capture. An example is shown below for the WILLO STAR for EGKK. In this case coming towards London Gatwick from the north-west the STAR would probably be the WILLO3B. But on each occasion you must do proper flight planning, and it become crucial if you want to fly online with VATSIM.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/168450.jpgRob 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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You are taking off from 26L and your are heading south-west how do you know that the SAM2M SID will take you south-west.Glenally

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It shows it on the chart I printed for you. If you don't have charts then select each SID in turn and look at the ND (plan mode) while scrolling through the flight plan and it will show if the SID is going in the right direction. For a STAR you do the same and see if it is approaching the airport from the right direction.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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I think i have solved the problem with the sids i entered a sid in the mcdu and it came up on the navigation display it came off the flight sim route but went back on to it so i think i picked the right one.But the airport i want to fly to does not have any stars is that a problem

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hey Does every airport have a star and a sidGlenally

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Heywhat do you do if the airport does not have a sid or a starGlenally

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hey thanks for the help i think i have cracked itGlenally

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