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pelayogon

Problems with STAR - ILS connections in FMS

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Hi,

 

I have logged about 10 hours flying the Dash and I really love it, but I having a problem with transitions between the last point of the STAR and the beggining of the ILS approach. 

 

In the FMS I enter the arrival runway, STAR, ILS approach and transition, but transition between STAR and ILS is not showed in the route. Particularly it is not drawn any procedure turn or racetrack but they are included in the charts as part of the ILS approach.

 

It usually includes a no link between the end of the STAR and the begining of the ILS. I have to delete the no link and then either flying the procedure turn in HDG mode or to enter a holding pattern in the FMS, but I suppose that this is not a normal procedure.

 

Am I missing some step?

 

Regards

 

Pelayo

 

LEMD

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I am not an expert in this, but i think the no link is where ATC would give you a vector to the final approach course. 

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It would be helpful if you could give an example of a specific STAR arrival where this happens.

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For instance, approach to LEXJ from the West:

 

STAR OBETO1A gives you fix SORPO as IAF:

 

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Then, from SORPO and in order to do the ILS approach you should enter in the racetrack as showed in the plate:

 

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To fly this approach in the Dash I enter in the FMS, when selecting the approach:

 

- rwy29

- OBETO1A (no transition)

- ILS29

- SORPO (as transition)

 

and I obain the OBETO1A approach, followed by a "no link" and the final course to the ILS. Racetrack is never showed.

 

I delete, then, the no link and, if nothing is added, the aircraft gets to SORPO, then makes an aprox. 260º turn to take the localizer.

 

To solve it, I am entering a holding pattern over SORPO with the data of the racetrack but I do not know if this is the normal procedure. (in addition to this it makes a paralell entry althoug I thing a teadrop is more convenient)

 

Vectors are not given in this airport (in real life)

 

Regards,

 

Pelayo

LEMD

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