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slayer816

PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« on: August 21, 2013, 08:27:37 am »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu.  Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: San Francisco Intl Airport (KSFO)
Approach: FMS Bridge Visual Runway 28R Approach
"Additional Comments" addition: |FMS28R capable|


Many airlines utilize a company procedure called the FMS BRIDGE VISUAL 28R APPROACH.  It is very similar (same lateral path) as the QUIET BRIDGE approach but adds RNAV and VNAV capability.  This procedure is not available via Airnav or NAVIGRAPH updates, but can be flown by either manually loading the fixes/restrictions into the legs page; or via pre-programmed setup shown below (PMDG aircraft only).

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/KSFO.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX ARCHI LATLON N 37 28.33 W 121 54.13
FIX TRDOW LATLON N 37 30.22 W 122 00.04
FIX GAROW LATLON N 37 31.49 W 122 04.46
FIX SAMUL LATLON N 37 34.42 W 122 14.11
FIX F101D COLOCATED SFO 101 4.4

to look like



then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces).

APPROACH FMS28R FIX ARCHI AT OR ABOVE 8000 FIX TRDOW AT OR ABOVE 6000 FIX
GAROW AT OR ABOVE 4000 FIX SAMUL AT OR ABOVE 1800 FIX F101D RNW 28R

to look like



and save

The result is a selectable FMS28R approach like so:



Approach info is:



Expect (but do not proceed until instructed) "Depart CEDES direct ARCHI, join the FMS Bridge final approach course."  Then if you have the bridges in sight, expect "Cross ARCHI at or above 8000, cleared FMS Bridge Visual Runway 28R approach."  If you do not have the bridges, or for traffic, expect "Descend via the FMS Bridge."  Then you should descend on the approach just like an RNAV STAR and expect a clearance closer in.  Approach is authorized to participating aircraft (preset or manual entry) whenever ATC is online at this airport.  Aircraft capable of flying this special approach should advertise |FMS28R capable| in the additional comments section of your flight plan.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 03:02:30 pm by Evan Reiter »

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slayer816

Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 07:40:50 pm »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu. Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: Las Vegas Mc Carran Intl Airport (KLAS)
Approach: RNAV VISUAL RWY 19L/R Approach
"Additional Comments" addition: |RVIS19L/R capable|


Many airlines utilize a company procedure called the RNAV VISUAL RUNWAY 19L/R APPROACH.  Aircraft landing on Runway 19L/R from the east need to parallel the 25's until about a 2mile base to final turn abeam the Stratosphere Tower (due to the proximity of Nellis AFB to the north.  There are also many helicopters operating over the city. The RNAV VISUAL approach gives  LNAV/VNAV guidance to the intended track.  This procedure is not available via Airnav or NAVIGRAPH updates, but can be flown by either manually loading the fixes/restrictions into the legs page; or via pre-programmed setup shown below (PMDG aircraft only).

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/KLAS.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX TOWEN LATLON N 36 8.27166 W 115 3.02063
FIX EASTR LATLON N 36 8.40534 W 115 5.36652
FIX RIZZN LATLON N 36 7.72799 W 115 8.17547
FIX WNNDE LATLON N 36 7.67849 W 115 8.41134

to look like



then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces)

APPROACH RVIS19L FIX TRROP AT OR ABOVE 6000 SPEED 170 FIX TOWEN FIX EASTR AT OR ABOVE 3500 SPEED 150 FIX RIZZN RNW 19L
APPROACH RVIS19R FIX TRROP AT OR ABOVE 6000 SPEED 170 FIX TOWEN FIX EASTR AT OR ABOVE 3500 SPEED 150 FIX WNNDE RNW 19R

to look like



and save

The result is selectable RNAV Visual Approaches to both Runway 19L and Runway 19R (top of next page).





Approach info is:



Expect (but do not proceed until instructed) "proceed direct TRROP expect RNAV VISUAL RUNWAY 19R APPROACH.   You most likely will be given a descent to 6000 before being asked to report the field in sight.  Then you will be given "Cleared RNAV Visual Runway 19R approach".  The chart is not humorous,  the descent is indeed steep.   Approach is authorized to participating aircraft (preset or manual entry) whenever ATC is online at this airport. Aircraft capable of flying this special approach should advertise |RVIS19L/R capable| in the additional comments section of your flight plan.

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slayer816

Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 07:42:43 pm »
Combined approaches and added RNAV VISUAL RWY 19L/R APPROACH into KLAS

FMS Bridge Visual Runway 28R Approach
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 08:23:21 pm »
Thanks Matt,

 I've just installed and did the FMS Bridge Visual 28R approach.

Nicely done sir,

b.

Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 12:45:22 am »
This one is older, however more easily read:

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Lucas Kaelin

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Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 09:55:35 pm »
From my friend's arrival at LAS today... apparently the A319 didn't like being hand flown.

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Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 10:19:31 pm »
What the heck is that
Devon Hathaway - BVATC Scenery Design  "Cross Devon at or above 4000, cleared for the ILS RWY 9R approach"

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Evan Reiter

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Re: RNAV Visual Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 02:27:19 pm »
JetBlue is currently testing RNAV Visual Approaches at KBOS (to Runway 4L and 33L). Both overlay existing procedures: for 33L, the RNAV approach being tested overlays the Light Visual. The Runway 4L RNAV Visual is pretty much the same line most aircraft given visual approaches to Runway 4L would follow.

Here's a cool graphic of the procedure for Runway 33L: http://bostonoverflight.com/docs/7-%20R ... 202013.pdf

More information: http://bostonoverflight.com/phase3_documents.aspx (see the links at the bottom under "Operational Tests at Boston Logan International Airport".


Evan Reiter
Training Administrator

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 02:00:17 am »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu. Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS)
Approach: Light Visual Runway 33L Approach (publicly available charted approach)
"Additional Comments" addition: N/A


This approach is in use (weather permitting) after midnight local time for noise abatement.  The following is for VNAV/LNAV/DIRECT TO FIX navagation, otherwise the approach is flown using VOR / ILS.

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/KBOS.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX LYHTT LATLON N 42 19.66002 W 70 53.42070
FIX WORRN LATLON N 42 19.18698 W 70 56.69454

to look like



then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces).

APPROACH LV33L FIX MYNOT AT OR ABOVE 3000 FIX LYHTT AT OR ABOVE 1800 FIX WORRN AT OR ABOVE 1000 RNW 33L

to look like



and save

The result is a selectable LV33L approach like so:





Approach info is:

Public (AIRNAV, FOREFLIGHT, etc etc)

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2014, 02:01:49 am »
UPDATE: Added KBOS LIGHT VISUAL 33L APPROACH and edited title.

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Evan Reiter

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Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 11:35:19 am »
For users of the PMDG NGX, an AVSIM user has created similar files for four small airports in Southeast Alaska that all have ASA service. The attached file includes the procedures for PAKT, PAPG, PASI, and PAWG. The procedures are generally not publicly charted, and offer spectacular visuals that bring you much closer to the terrain and runway than you might get using one of the traditional approaches. I've had a lot of fun flying these approaches in previous Alaska Getaways and thought it would be appropriate to share with the community.

The PMDG NGX is a requirement.

As ATC may or may not have access to the various procedures, please be clear in your request to fly the procedure, stating the waypoint you wish to go direct to and the approach you wish to fly (example: "ASA26, Request direct TONGS for the RNAV RNP M Runway 11 Approach".)

The file is a freeware download from AVSIM that I'm re-posting here (and is obviously not a product of BVA). All of the installation instructions can be found in the attachment, along with the credit for the original author, Mariano Bonaccorso.


Evan Reiter
Training Administrator

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2014, 04:38:46 am »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure(s) into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu. Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: Abbotsford International Airport (CYXX)
Approach: RNAV (RNP) Runway 25 (unpublished RNAV approach) SOURCE
SID: "WSTJT1" WestJet 1 Departure (unpublished company SID) SOURCE PAGE 8
"Additional Comments" addition: N/A


**Consider this a BETA version.  The arc's on the SID are untested and this is the first time I've attempted to program arcs in this manner.  No arcs were programmed into the approach due to lack of data on the plate.

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/CYXX.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX PIGDO LATLON N 49 10.97652 W 122 0.14952
FIX XX960 LATLON N 49 8.46666 W 122 11.81634
FIX XX950 LATLON N 49 4.35516 W 122 13.02918
FIX XX930 LATLON N 49 1.55286 W 122 14.41416
FIX LENEV LATLON N 49 0.73002 W 122 31.1325
FIX XX453 LATLON N 49 1.33416 W 122 18.95682
FIX XX404 LATLON N 49 0.68868 W 122 16.73532
FIX XX408 LATLON N 48 59.74752 W 122 15.61302
FIX XX414 LATLON N 48 59.03952 W 122 7.02516
FIX XX412 LATLON N 48 59.3025 W 122 6.50652
FIX XX416 LATLON N 49 3.44466 W 121 58.31532
FIX GABVO LATLON N 49 4.85352 W 121 50.79252

then find SIDS and input the following information at the end above ENDSIDS (don't leave spaces)

SID WSTJT1
RNW 07 FIX XX453 HDG 067 INTERCEPT RADIAL 123 TO FIX XX404 FIX XX404 FIX XX408 AT OR ABOVE 2200 HDG 123 INTERCEPT RADIAL 033 TO FIX XX414 FIX XX414 FIX XX412 AT OR ABOVE 6500 FIX XX416 HDG 033 INTERCEPT RADIAL 067 TO FIX GABVO FIX GABVO AT OR ABOVE 11000

then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces)

APPROACH RNV25 FIX PIGDO AT OR ABOVE 6500 FIX XX960 AT 4400 FIX XX950 AT 2740 FIX XX930 AT 1540 RNW 25 DIRECT FIX LENEV AT 2000 HOLD AT FIX LENEV RIGHT TURN INBOUNDCOURSE 069 SPEED 230 LEGTIME 1

and save.

The way I understand it, the SID and APPROACH avoid training areas / terrain around the airport.  Perhaps our local pilot/controller/resident Evan could provide further info.

NOTE: Starting with this post, I will no longer provide screenshots.  Look above for tips.

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 05:52:55 am »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu. Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS)
Approach: JetBlue RNAV Visual Runway 33L Approach (company test approach) SOURCE
Approach: JetBlue RNAV Visual Runway 4L Approach (company test approach) SOURCE
"Additional Comments" addition: N/A


http://www.bostonoverflight.com/index.aspx

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/KBOS.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX YAWKE LATLON N 42 19.95666 W 70 51.4008
FIX FAMRR LATLON N 42 16.6035 W 71 4.8885
FIX HOCCY LATLON N 42 12.90882 W 71 9.6783
FIX LIZEE LATLON N 42 19.66296 W 71 1.73862
FIX SHMYT LATLON N 42 18.65433 W 71 2.22546
FIX WITTR LATLON N 42 16.2543 W 71 3.384

then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces)

APPROACH RVIS33L FIX YAWKE AT 2280 FIX LYHTT FIX WORRN AT 1010 RNW 33L
 TRANSITION MISTK FIX MISTK AT 7000 SPEED 210 FIX REVER AT 6600 FIX HURBE AT 5000 FIX CLAWW AT 3500
 TRANSITION MYNOT FIX MYNOT AT 4000
APPROACH RVIS04L FIX SHMYT AT 1060 FIX LIZEE AT 700 RNW 04L
 TRANSITION HOCCY FIX HOCCY AT 3000 SPEED 210 FIX FAMRR AT 2200 SPEED 180
 TRANSITION WITTR FIX WITTR AT 2100 SPEED 180

and save.

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 06:00:37 am »
**The following instructions will allow PMDG users the ability to "load" the following special approach procedure into their FMC for selecting via the approaches menu. Non-PMDG users can still fly this approach by manually entering the fixes/restrictions.
****NOTE: Updating AIRAC data will override these inputs requiring you to make the previous edits again.

Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK)
Approach: JetBlue RNAV Visual Runway 13L Approach (company approach) SOURCE PAGE 23
"Additional Comments" addition: N/A


The above referenced chart is obviously outdated.  Nowadays, many companies use this approach when landing 13L.  I've heard it so often, it seems to be the preferred approach when 13L is in use.  Included is the DVETO transition which can be heard on the infamous "HOW COME NO ONE LIKES THE FIRST FIX? IT'S NOT ON THE PLATE!" video.

Under Microsoft Flight Simulator X/PMDG/SIDSTARS/KJFK.txt, find FIXES and input to following information at the end above ENDFIXES (don't leave spaces).

FIX DVETO LATLON N 40 27.09036 W 73 57.64434
FIX ZADUD LATLON N 40 34.67748 W 73 55.44318
FIX WIRKO LATLON N 40 39.08382 W 73 51.88698
FIX JEVNI LATLON N 40 39.78882 W 73 48.12702
FIX FEDAR LATLON N 40 38.6235 W 73 45.55668

then find APPROACHES and input the following information at the end above ENDAPPROACHES (don't leave spaces)

APPROACH RVIS13L FIX ASALT AT OR ABOVE 3000 FIX ZADUD AT 3000 FIX WIRKO AT 1374 FIX JEVNI AT 318 RNW 13L FIX FEDAR FIX DPK AT 4000 HOLD AT FIX DPK RIGHT TURN INBOUNDCOURSE 260 LEGTIME 1
 TRANSITION DVETO FIX DVETO AT OR ABOVE 3000

and save.

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slayer816

Re: PMDG RNAV Visual / Charted Approaches (How to install)
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 06:04:23 am »
UPDATE:  Added the following...

- CYXX Abbotsford International Airport RNAV (RNP) RUNWAY 25 APPROACH
- CYXX Abbotsford International Airport WESTJET 1 Company SID
- KBOS Boston Logan International Airport JetBlue RNAV VISUAL RUNWAY 33L APPROACH
- KBOS Boston Logan International Airport JetBlue RNAV VISUAL RUNWAY 4L APPROACH
- KJFK John F. Kennedy International AIrport RNAV VISUAL RUNWAY 13L APPROACH