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How to be able to follow STARS?

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Usually when you get close enough to follow most STARS  RC4 will begin directing you to line up with the ILS and ignore the rest of your flight plan. How do I get it to recognize that I want to fly a STAR?

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There are some tips here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/owuz7p2ohx7y7st/fsb%20tips%20and%20update.pdf?dl=0

 

There are two important differences:

 

1. Is the STAR runway specific. In this case all you can do is list the common waypoints in the plan sent to RC. After RC assigns the runway declare an IAP and let your plane's guidance system (if has an AIRAC or other procedure database) guide you to the runway center line intercept. RC will not contact you until you are on final.

 

2. Let RC break you away for vectoring again from the waypoints you supply.

 

On available charts look at the options for landing on different runways in the descriptive text. If the charts states expect vectors from xxxx and tht waypoint is in the charts and is about 35 miles from destination  then vectoring starts at the appropriate point. It is not unusual to be broken off a STAR as you get close to the airport to accommodate a stituation on place.

 

RC chooses the runway according first to observed landing ai patterns. If ai are not present then it chooses by runway facilities and weather. FS will allow in many cases for large ai aircraft up to a tail wind of twelve knots in picking the runway by facilities and then weather and length. That's why in version 4 of RC the ai patter examination was added.

 

At the risk of ai conflict you could request a different runway and RC will acknowledge.

 

If you are an Active Sky user and you are flying in FSX, activate the Active Sky destination zone weather lock so ai maintains a stable pattern for the remainder of your approach. Please see the pinned topic regarding this.


Ron Ginsberg
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