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Second Nav Database?

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I notice that only the active nav database is shown in the CDU.

Is there any way of viewing the secondary database, either the previous, backed up one, or one installed from another source, i.e. Navigraph & NavDatPro?

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Is there any way of viewing the secondary database, either the previous, backed up one, or one installed from another source, i.e. Navigraph & NavDatPro?

 

What would be the purpose of this?

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In the real world you will see both active & secondary databases: normally the secondary one is installed ready for you to select when the active one expires.

 

For simming purposes, it is handy to be able to either select the previous one of there is a problem with the new one, or to select another source as there are always differences in the databases provided by the two source providers. Often, something that is missing/incorrect in one database can be found in the other.

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In the real world you will see both active & secondary databases: normally the secondary one is installed ready for you to select when the active one expires.

 

For simming purposes, it is handy to be able to either select the previous one of there is a problem with the new one, or to select another source as there are always differences in the databases provided by the two source providers. Often, something that is missing/incorrect in one database can be found in the other.

 

Interesting. Not currently a function, but I'll mention it.

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Thanks.

As an side, this function is (correctly) enabled in the Aerosoft A320, so you can easily switch between the two.

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