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RAVNN6 arrival into KBWI has me crossing WALKN intersection below 17000' and above 15000'.

I know that this is an integral part of the arrival, and the obvious answer would be to just use the arrival but. . .

 

Is there a way to input that altitude block through the CDU?

 

Thanks

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This and many other possibilities are in the FCOM (11.21.31).  Your example would be entered as 15000A17000B (memory hint, the order needs to be A then B .  Not as often used but still useful: You may also assign at or below to the speed in the NGX (but not the 777). Some departures may have a constraint that is AT OR BELOW 230 and the navdata will have a hard 230 kts at that point (because the same data is used in all PMDG products).  Easy to change it to 230B/ and it will make a difference in some cases.

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Thanks, Dan.

As i spent time in the FCOM, i had no idea how to term a search, and became frustrated after reading then re reading for about two days.

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Thanks, Dan.

As i spent time in the FCOM, i had no idea how to term a search, and became frustrated after reading then re reading for about two days.

I know what you mean.  It's taken many hundreds of trips to the FCOM to become a little familiar with it... I knew that there is a section in the nav systems / FMS on manual entry of waypoints and scanned that section.  Just keep trying, John, even pick a section to read on those long trips and eventually you'll become used to where things are.  Of course Ctrl+F for search is very important but there are some things for which a search key word is not obvious.  Gotta keep using it, and the forum for those that have traveled ahead of you.

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If it's coded on the STAR, it should already be on the legs page.

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If it's coded on the STAR, it should already be on the legs page.

Off the top of my head, WINDY arrival into ORD does not have many of the alt restraints - David Lee

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Off the top of my head, WINDY arrival into ORD does not have many of the alt restraints - David Lee

 

The WYNDE altitudes are all "expect," and thus not hard set in the data. Regardless, the STAR in question is the RAVNN6, which is a profile STAR with altitudes.

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Off the top of my head, WINDY arrival into ORD does not have many of the alt restraints - David Lee

The WYNDE7 has a few EXPECTs and those are not coded.

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Just looked at WYNDE7 and i see what you're saying.

When I'm flying without ATC i will usually use the EXPECTs as hard altitudes. Most of the ones on WYNDE are pretty simple to plug, it was the Above 13000 and Below 17000 that i was having a problem with.

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