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JiBrady

Question on Vectors..after a SID

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I am flying the PMDG 747. The route is KSJC to KRNO. I program the FMC, selecting the LOUPE departure, selecting runway 30L. The plane climbs out on a heading of 303 degrees, then starts the turn to 120 degrees. So far so good. The FMC, on the LEGS page, shows me the word VECTORS. Now what I expect is for Radar contact to give me vectors back to the San Jose VOR. But I never receive any vector information. Perhaps I am not understanding what Radar Contact expects when the FMC shows vectors?Jim

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is the san jose vor within 30 miles of the airport? if so, you have to fly there. rc isn't going to vector you inside 30 miles, when you are flying a sidjd

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From page 42 of the manual:------------------If your first filed checkpoint is within 30 miles of your departure airport (constituting a DP),or if you selected one of the Departure Procedure option checkboxes, your clearance willinclude the phrase

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Thanks for the input. Yes I am within 30 miles of the airport/VOR. I will manually fly the loop back to the checkpoint. Thanks again for explaining this procedure to me.Jim

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Thanx for the info guys. I found it very useful as well.

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