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Gazzareth

Going Direct / Not in Database

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I have had a problem going "Direct" to waypoints that are in my flightplan, this has happened on multiple flights. When I have taken off following the runway heading, then make the turn towards my first waypoint. Go into "Legs" and click on the first waypoint and I always seem to get "Not in Database" - even though it evidently is (being in the flightplan), I also get the same for other waypoints in my route... Later in the flight however it seems that I can click on the waypoint or others in the route without the error coming up. Not sure if this is a bug, or something I am doing wrong. Any suggestions appreciated. G

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The first waypoints may actually be vector headings or something along those lines...especially in SID's and such.

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The first waypoints may actually be vector headings or something along those lines...especially in SID's and such.
This was my first thought as well - you can't go direct to a psuedo or "floating" waypoint like (1550FT), (PXR-9), (INTC), (VECTOR) etc... these aren't absolutely defined locations over the ground, they're conditional waypoints whose location when they're sequenced depends on the current position/state of the airplane.

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Are you trying to line select it to the scratchpad ?Why ??
If you line select the first wp and 'put it on top' the FMC will calculate a direct route to that wp.

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This was my first thought as well - you can't go direct to a psuedo or "floating" waypoint like (1550FT), (PXR-9), (INTC), (VECTOR) etc... these aren't absolutely defined locations over the ground, they're conditional waypoints whose location when they're sequenced depends on the current position/state of the airplane.
This is without using a SID, the first waypoint when I have been trying this is just a intersection. Last night's example was coming out of KMFR - since I was having a problem with the DIRECT I didn't use the SID so I could see if I could get it to work. Route was::: KMFR DREWS J1.ALDER KRNT Take off from runway 32, then once clear of the terrain clicked on the key to select DREWS - Not in Database (wouldn't even copy it to the scratchpad), tried with BTG & ALDER as well and got the same response. Later in the flight, click on them without an issue, and modify the route without a problem as well... Seems quite confusing as to why it will do it later in the flight, but not straight after takeoff. I will try it again next flight and see if I can work out exactly when it starts working.. G

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I've seen that happen too. Just once though, and haven't been able to reproduce it. Hope you get it sorted.

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I've seen that happen too. Just once though, and haven't been able to reproduce it. Hope you get it sorted.
It worked fine on my next flight - so there seems to be some sort of inconsistency to it. G

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