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Hi, Bryan: I just flew a second leg on the ATR and my crew bailed on me. We went through the setup normally, I programmed the FMC, closed up all discontinuities, but didn't get a descent point in the VNAV page. This frequently happens to me on a second leg but VNAV shows up after I'm aloft. And my copilot didn't point out any problems. Everything was fine until we hit cruising altitude. I checked VNAV and there was no descent point. The crew went silent and I was on my own for the rest of the flight. Any thoughts? Thanks, Scott

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Hello Scott,That would be a question for Flight1 ATR Support Forum as to why you did not get a descent point.I know from experience though that, even on a first leg, under certain conditions it's possible to not to get a VNAV descent point even though all discontinuities have been cleared.I've notified Hans about this in the past, but I'm not sure what's happening with it.However, FS2Crew FSX ATR does have a provision built-in to accommodate this situation though: Click "Force Descent Mode" on the Approach Brief page if no VNAV descent point is available.That way your crew won't go to sleep.Cheers,Bryan

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I've noticed the same thing here. And it seems to happen on very short haul flights, for instance, between FMEE and FIMP, only 130 Nm.

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>Hello Scott,>>That would be a question for Flight1 ATR Support Forum as to>why you did not get a descent point.>>I know from experience though that, even on a first leg, under>certain conditions it's possible to not to get a VNAV descent>point even though all discontinuities have been cleared.>>I've notified Hans about this in the past, but I'm not sure>what's happening with it.>>However, FS2Crew FSX ATR does have a provision built-in to>accommodate this situation though: Click "Force Descent Mode">on the Approach Brief page if no VNAV descent point is>available.>>That way your crew won't go to sleep.>>>Cheers,>>Bryan>>>>>>>Thanks, Bryan. I'm flying FS9 but it's good to know if I move to FSX there'll be a fix.Cheers,Scott

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It's not a fix per se, it's more of a backup in case the situation should arise.The internal FMC logic in the ATR is Flight1's court... it's out of my control.All the best,Bryan

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