HANGLI

How to fly to a airport not included in the database?

Recommended Posts

How to fly to an airport not included in the database?

I want to fly to ZUNC, but it is not included in the database AIRCN 1702, so I want to know how to fly to this airport?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

If the aircraft you're flying accepts GPS coordinates as a fix or such, enter the coordinates and have at it.

Or, start where you know where you are and use a VFR chart to navigate.

Etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

If I remember correctly, flying from/to airports not in the database is explained either in the FCOM or the FCTM. I don't have access to the these documents for now as my NGX is not installed.

Look at the summary of these documents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can create anything you want--airport, waypoint etc. Just go to the PMDG--NAVDATA folder (within the FSX folder), open the airport .txt file. Get the coordinates and plug it in using the proper format (this is easy just copy the same format). restart your sim with the airplane and boom you're ready to go to the new airport.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't need an FMS to fly ANY airplane...They fly just fine even without all the "magic" turned on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want to simulate it in a realistic way, you can follow the supplementary procedure of the FCOM:

_ Enter the geographic coordinates of the destination airport as the last waypoint of the leg with a speed and altitude constraint (to allow calculation of a TOD)

_ Set landing alt in manual and set the altitude of the destination airport

_ Enter manually (as usual in the NGX) the navaids frequency and bearing (ILS, VOR, NDB...)

You won't be able to select an arrival, approach and runway obviously in the DEP/ARR page as the destination airport is not known but you can still enter the waypoints of the STAR and approach if it is a RNAV but not sure whether you would be allowed fly an RNAV approach in LNAV/VNAV though. The FCOM doesn't specify whether restrictions exist in this case for the type of approach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Budbud said:

You won't be able to select an arrival, approach and runway obviously in the DEP/ARR page as the destination airport is not known but you can still enter the waypoints of the STAR and approach if it is a RNAV but not sure whether you would be allowed fly an RNAV approach in LNAV/VNAV though. The FCOM doesn't specify whether restrictions exist in this case for the type of approach.

Careful, pilots cannot enter waypoints for a RNAV/GPS approach. It's not allowed by either Boeing or civil aviation authority (FAA etc).  Approach data must be provided for in the data base.   Obviously, the best way to simulate having the data in the database is to manually add it to the navdata.

Main point as already mentioned is just fly to the destination and use VFR charts and forget the automation...., I assume such a location would not have published terminal information anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, downscc said:

Careful, pilots cannot enter waypoints for a RNAV/GPS approach. It's not allowed by either Boeing or civil aviation authority (FAA etc).  Approach data must be provided for in the data base. 

That's make it clear! :happy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now