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Hi,this morning the ATC told me to cross 040 Nm from AMS VOR at 11000 - 250 Kts. How can I do that? I guess I should use the FIX page to get a radius depiction on the EHSI for reference, but I can't understand which is the correct sintax.Thanks for your helpCheers

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this morning the ATC told me to cross 040 Nm from AMS VOR at 11000 - 250 Kts. How can I do that? I guess I should use the FIX page to get a radius depiction on the EHSI for reference, but I can't understand which is the correct sintax.
If AMS is in your flight plan you can create an "along track" waypoint AMS/-40 and set the restriction 250/11000 on the right side. See manual page FMS.100.1Tom

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Yes but it doesn't work, I got "NOT ALLOWED" message instead.

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Yes but it doesn't work, I got "NOT ALLOWED" message instead.
Bet you don't have the AMS vor in your flightplan. As long as it's not there, you can't add a fix based on that vor. So here's the workaround:1. Enter the AMS vor in you flightplan2. Clear the disco3. Enter the fix in your flightplan4. Delete the AMS vorSome screenshots will illustrate

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Thanks Pieter, I was writing AMS/-40, that's why I was getting an error.

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Thanks Pieter, I was writing AMS/-40, that's why I was getting an error.
AMS/-40 "should" get you a waypoint on your current flightplan 40nm *before* AMS. I'll have to try this later, I cannot load the MD-11 right now.AMS/+40 places your waypoint 40nm *after* AMS.Tom

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AMS/-40 "should" get you a waypoint on your current flightplan 40nm *before* AMS. I'll have to try this later, I cannot load the MD-11 right now.
Confirmed. Should work as well. I used +40 only because I had already a flightplan loaded at that moment from EHAM to EGLL. If you fly the return leg, you can of course enter a AMS/-40 fix.

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Wow, didn't know you could do that. Thanks for the tip Pieter, learnsomething new every day :(

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Wow, didn't know you could do that. Thanks for the tip Pieter, learnsomething new every day :(
Credits go to Tom: he came up with this.

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Strange I got ENTRY OUT OF RANGE, but I'm 80 Nm from AMS... :(

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Strange I got ENTRY OUT OF RANGE, but I'm 80 Nm from AMS... :(
Probably you have another waypoint between AMS and AMS/+80. You can only enter a new waypoint between two existing waypoints.

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Here is an example. I've been given an instruction to cross 40nm before HBV VOR at FL250. Enter "HBV/-40":The new waypoint is before HBV, so hit the LSK next to HBV (4L):Now enter the crossing restriction on the right side using "/250" and LSK 4R:Tom

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HI Tom,thanks a lot. I made the same thing but the FMC, instead of uploading the waypooint, told me "ENTRY OUT OF RANGE" that's why I can't understand. I then have tried the same on another trip and everything went fine..dunno..I use the same sintax but sometimes it doesn't get accepted.EDIT:here is an example.and what I get if I upload it by clicking on "SPL" (that should be the right place if I have well understood).

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Lorenzo,Your problem is, just like I told you btw, that the distance between SPL and DETSI is less than 40 miles. It is only possible to enter a fix relative to a waypoint between that waypoint and the waypoint before. So in this case: you can only enter a fix between SPL and DETSI. From your screenshots I estimate the distance between SPL and DETSI is about 30 miles, so you can't enter a fix of more than 30 miles from SPL. You can try to enter SPL/-20 and see if that works.If you still want a SPL/-40 fix, I'm afraid that you have to clear the waypoints DETSI and RIVER first. After that you should be able to enter SPL/-40.

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Tom,Your problem is, just like I told you btw, that the distance between SPL and DETSI is less than 40 miles. It is only possible to enter a fix relative to a waypoint
It's Lorenzo asking, not me.Tom

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Lorenzo,Your problem is, just like I told you btw, that the distance between SPL and DETSI is less than 40 miles. It is only possible to enter a fix relative to a waypoint between that waypoint and the waypoint before. So in this case: you can only enter a fix between SPL and DETSI. From your screenshots I estimate the distance between SPL and DETSI is about 30 miles, so you can't enter a fix of more than 30 miles from SPL. You can try to enter SPL/-20 and see if that works.If you still want a SPL/-40 fix, I'm afraid that you have to clear the waypoints DETSI and RIVER first. After that you should be able to enter SPL/-40.
Perfectly right Pieter, many thanks!!

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For some reason, I'm unable to see the attachments in this thread. Is there a chance someone might be able to walk me through this procedure using the BARET4 STAR at KSAN? I don't quite follow the FMS manual on it.

I was told to cross 25 DME from PGY (which is omitted from the STAR when I was assigned the localizer 27 approach) at 12,000 ft. but, for the life of me, couldn't remember how to do this. Wound up pulling the airspeed and altitude knobs and descended much earlier than I probably had to just to ensure I'd make it.Thanks.

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