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DTroup

Gate(s) Not Recognized In FMS

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Greetings All,

 

This isn’t a huge issue and doesn’t affect position accuracy but I’m unable to enter “Gate” numbers in the FMS on the “POS INIT” page when setting up a flight. The scratch pad error always advises “Not In Database”. My AIRAC cycle is currant and I’ve tried entering them upon each setup at multiple airports with the same result. Would anyone have an idea where or what I’m failing to do correctly?

 

Dan Troup

 


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“Not In Database”

 

The gates are not in the airport file. You can add the gate number and coordinates via the airport navigraph file (located in your PMDG/SIDSTARS folder).

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Thanks for the quick response. Are there any published instructions regarding how to do the properly?

 

edit: I think I see it now. Is it as simple as adding the following to the corresponding file in this format?

 

GATES

Gate 1 N XX xXX.XXXXX W XX XX.XXXX

ENDGATES

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Or you could just use the GPS L or R coords.

And crossreference that to the charts location of the gate.

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