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About ATC give Vectors to IAF ?

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Hi,

 

I'm not sure to understand the meaning of (manual p-86) about the Atc Give Vectors to Iaf option :

 

"It will only do this if your final approach course is not aligned within about 45 degrees of your track to the IAF."

 

Sorry for probably the dumb question : For example my arrival path = 360° and the runway is 27/09. What happens ?

 

I ask this question because during an arrival quite similar to my example, Atc gave me a downwind heading and that's all...no more vectoring. Is (Approach Control) not it supposed to lead me on a circuit that brings me to the Ils interception (Ifr) ?

 

I'll remake that flight to see if I have not missed something somewhere...

 

Thanks and Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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Richard,

Yes, you should get vectors in the case you are describing.

When you get the first heading assignment it should be something like "<CallSign> turn right heading 120 vectors to ILS for runway 27 at xxxxxx airport".   You can then press the Appr button to the right of the map and it will display your vector path.

 

There are a couple of issues in certain situations that should be addressed in the next update, but it works most of the time in 2.0.1.7.

 

Regards,

Dave

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Thank you Dave, I'll remake that flight asap and report if there is a problem.

 

So...finally what's the meaning of the sentence ? I still do not understand...

 

Thanks and Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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It's amazing how much the product has changed in the past several months.  I can't even keep up with it.

 

I believe it is still true, but I won't swear to it, that if you are coming in on a STAR that connects to an Approach that takes you straight into the IAF aligned nicely with the final approach, you will not get vectors.  Otherwise, you will.

 

If  that's not the case, let me know and I'll change the documentation.

 

Dave

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