6.3.3.1     Enter the flight route manually in the FMS

 

Step

Action

Device

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Open the RTE page of the FMS, using the RTE button

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Enter origin of the route.

Use one of these methods:

a.       Write the airport CODE (as defined in the navigation database) into the scratchpad and press the LSK 1L key.

b.       Keep the scratchpad empty and press the LSK 1L key, to get a list of all available airports, so you can pick the one you want.

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Enter destination of the route using the LSK 1R key. Beside the two methods mentioned before, you can use a third one if the destination is the same as the origin (which is typically the case when flying with FlightZoomer):

c.       Press LSK 1L to copy the entered CODE (from step 2) into the scratchpad. Then press LSK 1R to load the CODE into the destination field.

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Go to the second RTE page using the NEXT PAGE key. On the second RTE page waypoints 1 to 6 can be entered (and waypoints 7 to 12 on the third, and so on). If origin and destination have not been defined, no waypoint can be entered.

Enter using one of these methods:

a.       Write the waypoint ID (as defined in the navigation database) into the scratchpad and press the LSK 1L-6L key, which is beside the empty box with the dashes (which is always one position below the already defined waypoints):


b.       Keep the scratchpad empty and press the LSK 1L-6L key, which is beside the empty box with the dashes.

 

Modify already defined waypoints using one of these methods:

a.       To overwrite a waypoint: Enter the waypoint ID into the scratchpad and press the LSK 1L-6L key, which is beside the waypoint, you want to replace

b.       To delete a waypoint: Press the DEL key in the keyboard, the scratchpad is filled with DELETE, then press the LSK 1L-6L, which is beside the waypoint, which shall be deleted.

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Scroll back to the first RTE page using PREV PAGE key. Enter the cruise speed in the scratchpad and press LSK 2L.

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 6

Enter the cruise altitude in the scratchpad and press LSK 3L. This defines the vertical flight profile for the VNAV autopilot mode and is displayed on the Vertical Situation Display.

Note: to follow flight routes with the LNAV autopilot mode, the VNAV mode is not mandatory. You can also at any time use any of the other vertical autopilot modes and just follow the route laterally. So, if the route requires a more complex vertical flight profile than the single cruise altitude, the climbs and descends can be performed (manually) during the flight with the ALT, FLCH, VS and FPA modes.

 

 7

Press EXEC button on the FMS to activate the route.

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Optional: store route to the database.

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Enter the route name in the scratchpad and press the LSK 4R key on the first RTE page.

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