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  1. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I link you have misinterpreted what PMDG mean by making a "Dash 8" It's a joke that many don't get. What they are actually making of course is the 747-8i (get it? DASH EIGHT)
  2. Fly however you want to fly, its totally up to you. If you don't like my advice then don't take it. I simply offered the guy an answer to his question. Without asking for a debate. V/S- The simmers favourite choice.
  3. That seems a bit excessive doesn't it? CI's between 15 and 45 are the norm The DES FORECAST page is not just something that you "Fiddle" with. It is an important part of your descent planning. It assists with descent point calculation and gives the FMS an insight into what lies ahead. This page should be completed for all flights prior to T/D STARS are generic and are the same for all aircraft that use them. Unless the STAR has very steep above or below points they shouldn't effect the aircraft speed. Remember that you can GO DOWN or SLOW DOWN but not at the same time! Choosing V/S over VNAV or FLCH during the descent will cause the aircraft to gain speed regardless of what speed you enter in the speed window, because you are GOING DOWN without SLOWING DOWN.
  4. First of all, you might want to reconsider what cost index you use. 15 to 30 would be ideal. Secondly it is important to know that you can go down or slow down, you generally cant do both so it's important to think ahead and perhaps begin descending earlier or descend below the path a little to give yourself some extra room to slow down if slowing down is really a problem. You should also insure that you have entered winds in the DES FORECAST page of the FMS. This coupled with the ISA and QNH information you enter assists in calculating the descent and gives the FMS an insight into what lies ahead.
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