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PMDG 747-400 Type Rating CourseLesson Four: LNAV-VNAV
Lesson Four Overview:
For this exercise we are going to return to our originally scheduledflight plan from KBFI – KMWH. We will fly the majority of the flight to Moses Lake, while makingsome modifications to the flight plan and to our climb/descent profile along the way. The purposeof this lesson is to familiarize you with the operation of LNAV and VNAV in order to simplify yournavigation through 3D space.I have provided a series of saved flights. These flights are designed to work with specificsections of this lesson, and you will be prompted which saved flight to load during each phase ofthe lesson.Each saved flight will be used to demonstrate a different technique for takeoff. Some of thesaved flights may be reused a few times in order to demonstrate different techniques. Thislesson picks up where Lesson Two ended, so you will notice that the aircraft/FMS setup isfamiliar!This lesson will take you through a normal takeoff using one of the takeoff profiles that you havealready used. You will then use LNAV and VNAV with the airplane coupled to the autopilot inorder to learn some of the finer operating techniques of these high level pitch/roll modes.Reading the lesson in steps and conducting the procedures discussed according to the schedulelaid out in this lesson plan will greatly improve your handling and confidence when using theautopilot.
What you will need:
The following items are needed in order for you to gain the most benefitfrom this course:
You must have a copy of the Type Course source files. (You should have them if you arereading this!)
You should print ALL of
Chapter 5: Normal Procedures
and keep it nearby for reference.(Hint: Windows START menu, ALL PROGRAMS, then PMDG Simulations, PMDG 747-400 Operating Manuals.)
You will also need to print the CHECKLIST located in the PMDG Simulations, PMDG747-400 menu as well.You will find it most helpful to print this Lesson Plan before commencing. Additionally, we findthat it is helpful if you keep your checklists nearby in printed format as you will reference themcontinually during your first few starts.You can use any PMDG 747-400/400F livery for the purpose of this course as it may suite yourtaste. The images within the documentation will be from the new PMDG 747-400F.
Installing This Type Course Lesson:
The ZIP file that contains the lesson plan should be unzipped to your main Flight Simulatordirectory. We have structured the zip file so that all of the required files will be appropriatelyplaced in the correct directories for you provided that you have “use directories” selected inWinZip.If you have problems, just copy the following files to the correct locations: