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General Discussion / Re: J41 Flyers
« Last post by Chris Liu on Today at 02:05 »
I'd love to as I dearly miss it but I've only got P3Dv4 now
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General Discussion / J41 Flyers
« Last post by Graham Bannister on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 16:29 »
How many of you on here fly the J41?
How many would be interested in having a J41 Event flying out of and into EGLC?

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Hi,

Thanks for answering.

As far as I know I had a full flightplan loaded. From SID exit point to STAR entry point.

I subscribe to Navigraph navdata and i normally use the Eurocontrol official charts site and it should have the latest charts. However i am considering a charts subscription as well but only to have the charts available in the Avitab so I can follow my flight in real time on the map.

I went directly to CSL after VEROB which is the same as the VEROB1B star, but i did not program that star in the MCDU. After that i programmed the ILS-X RWY 36. Because of the altitude issues I decided to use the MCP to fly the approach. Since i couldn't capture the loc or switched to the VOR frequency and used that instead.

Anyway, have to try it again some day. I must have messed up something :) Not 100% comfortable with the Airbus yet. Too automated for my taste.

Best Rgs / Jan
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Regarding the DME reading from CSL did you have the ADF/VOR switch onto VOR?
It's located next to the LS push button.

Regarding the lack of ILS capture, maybe you were outside of the optimum capture 'funnel' of 10 degrees off the LOC path and below the GS?

I would recommend a Navigraph subscription for AIRAC and Charts, if you had programmed in the correct STAR, it would have put you at a more appropriate altitude over CSL or TOP (VEROB arrival).
By telling to go from whatever you present position was straight to the ILS approach, it would try to descend you to maybe 4000' - if you're coming from the west or NW it's likely you would encounter some terrain.

Maybe try it again with a full flightplan loaded.
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General Discussion / Re: LIML Closed..
« Last post by Chris Hulme on Wed 07 Aug 2019, 16:18 »
Schedules will be updated as soon as I get chance, however for now you can fly to Bergamo LIME and use the Divert feature with the reason Destination Closed
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Hi,

I use xplane11 and I got the Flight Factor a320 Ultimate. It's a A320-214. I am quite new to it.

Made a flight EGBB-LIMF today and all was good until approach into LIMF.
 
I found no arrival charts in the Eurocontrol official chart database but i found ILS-x RWY 36 which I could use.
Problem was that when i entered it into the MCDU it gave me altitudes that would have made me crash into the mountains :)
 
Decided to fly it by manual autopilot. Made the descent manually to cross CSL VOR at FL130.
Entered CSL and rad 197 in the NAV/RAD page. Crossed CSL VOR at FL130 descended to 6000 on radial 197 outbound but i couldn't find how to see the DME distance to CSL. In the Dash8 and Boeing you can see them in the Flight display.

I was supposed to turn left inbound at CSL DME 18. Had no ils frequency in the MCDU either like I had before. Entered it manually.
Turned on the Landing System and entered approach mode and now i could see the distance to the ILS, not CSL.

Used that to make my inbound turn and descended to 4000. Tried to capture the loc by clicking LOC and also APPR on the MCP several times but it did not capture either the LOC or the GS.

Had to fly the ILS by heading knob and vertical descent rate. Worked out quite ok but I wonder why either the LOC or the APPR captured the localizer or the glide slope.

I had managed speed , manual hdg, manual altitude on the AP.

Any ideas anyone?

Best Regards / Jan
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General Discussion / Re: LIML Closed..
« Last post by Graham Bannister on Mon 05 Aug 2019, 17:43 »
Incredible but there it is.
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General Discussion / Re: LIML Closed..
« Last post by Chris Liu on Mon 05 Aug 2019, 13:39 »
Yep it's true, they're closing an airport that handles 10 million passengers a year! We've been forced to relocate operations to Bergamo LIME for the duration of works. Usually it's 3 weeks every 20 years or so, but this time it's for 3 MONTHS during peak season! https://www.lacittachevola.it/en/new-linate.html
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General Discussion / LIML Closed..
« Last post by Graham Bannister on Mon 05 Aug 2019, 12:37 »
Soo according to Notams
LIML is Closed
LINATE (LIN/LIML)
      36/2442m     18/2442m     35/601m      17/601m     
SA311550Z 23006KT 160V270 9999 SCT050 29/18 Q1012 NOSIG
FT261700Z 2618/2718 VRB05KT 9999 SCT050
          TEMPO 2709/2718 3000 TSRA SCT010CB BKN040

---Jul 270500z-Oct 241600z
   AERODROME CLOSED TO ALL TFC DUE TO WIP.
   ALL SERVICES NOT AVBL EXC ATIS WHICH WILL ONLY BROADCAST INFORMATION
   REFERRED TO WIND DIRECTION/INTENSITY, QNH AND TEMPERATURE.
   LINATE ATZ AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION DOWNGRADED TO 'G' AND DELEGATED TO
   ATS UNIT 'MILANO FIC' FOR THE PROVISION OF FIS
   AND ALRS.

Guess we shouldn't then be filing flights from there until Oct 27th??? To re realistic perhaps??
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News / July 2019 Award Winners
« Last post by Chris Liu on Wed 31 Jul 2019, 23:59 »
Most hours logged during July:
1st Graham Bannister, 1171 ( 38.4 )
2nd Keith Giannoni, 1101 ( 29.5 )
3rd Jan Naslund, 1795 ( 27.6 )

Most online hours logged during July:

1st Graham Bannister, 1171 ( 38.4 )
2nd Keith Giannoni, 1101 ( 29.5 )
3rd Jan Naslund, 1795 ( 27.6 )

Congratulations to all of Julys award winners! And as always, thanks to everyone whos logged flights this month.

Pilot awards earned during July

Flown 20 Flights - Jan Naslund ( 1795 )
Visited 20 Airports - Jan Naslund ( 1795 )
Logged 5 Hours - Stephen Ellis ( 1807 )
A32S Line Pilot - Stephen Ellis ( 1807 )
Flown 10 Flights - Calvin Waterbury ( 1383 )
Flown 5 Flights - Stephen Ellis ( 1807 )
Logged 10 Hours - Stephen Ellis ( 1807 )
Logged 10 Hours - Pedro Ribeiro ( 1291 )
Logged 5 VATSIM Hours - Pedro Ribeiro ( 1291 )
Logged 50 Hours - Jan Naslund ( 1795 )
Logged 50 VATSIM Hours - Jan Naslund ( 1795 )
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