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Wilco Fleet

A380
Add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator

PILOTS GUIDE
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A. EXTRA WILCO FLEET : A380 (for CD-Rom version only)


For your pleasure only, we have included a full set of EXTRA. These are
located on your CD-Rom, EXTRA WILCO directory.

ERJ 145
Pilot in
Command

Pressurized
jet for
regional
transport.

Wilco Fleet
CRJ 2004

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The CRJ is the


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aircraft
program in
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To fully enjoy
the 3D Virtual
Cockpit, the
Track IR lets
you control
your field of
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simulators by
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Wilco Fleet
A380
Trailer

The largest
and most
advanced
commercial
airliner ever,
transporting
555
passengers
over 8000 Nm
!

Wilco
Fleet
A380
Paint Kit

Create your
own A380
liveries and
colors.

Track IR 3 Pro is available from Wilco Publishing


http://www.wilcopub.com.
Please contact us (info@wilcopub.com) if you have developed new liveries. We can
upload them on Wilco Publishing website.
Any repainted or updated textures can be uploaded on Internet with the following
text file :
Livery developed for Wilco Fleet : A380.
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THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION, NEWS, AS WELL AS
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

B. QUICK START WILCO FLEET : A380


1. To pilot Wilco Fleet : A380
1. Start Flight Simulator
2. From the menus, select AIRCRAFT
3. Choose Airbus - Wilco Fleet : A380-800
4. Select the Aircraft Model of your choice, according to your PC performances
For lower to upper configurations, select :
- Full : displays all the options
- 2D Panel : displays the 2D panel
- VC : displays the Virtual Cockpit
- Wingview : displays the wingview
5. Then, select the livery of your choice

2. Engines Start Up
Option 1
Use CTRL + E, the default Flight Simulator engine start up sequence.
Option 2
To manually start up engines, please refer to the PANEL chapter for the complete
procedure.

C. THE CABIN MAIN DECK

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Flight Deck
First Class
Lounge - Bar - Library - Stairs
Business Class
Tourist Class
The shop - Stairs

Note : aircraft interiors are configured according to airlines requests.


To move and walk inside the cabin, we have included a utility on the CD-Rom
(directory : EXTRA / F1View), also available from our website. This utility is kindly
offered by Flight 1. This module requires a wheel-mouse (a center wheel that also
acts as a center mouse button).
Virtual cockpit :
Wheel forward moves you forward and wheel backward moves you back.
CTRL+forward moves right and CTRL + backward moves left.
SHIFT+forward moves up and SHIFT + backward moves down.
CTRL+SHIFT+forward zooms out and CTRL+SHIFT+backward zooms in.
While in Pan Mode (when mouse wheel is pressed and held down) inside the
Virtual Cockpit :
Moving the mouse to the left rotates the view to the left.
Moving the mouse to the right rotates the view to the right.
Moving the mouse forward, away from the user, rotates the view up.
Moving the mouse backward, towards the user, rotates the view down.
This utility provide other great features. We recommend you to read the instructions
page included.

D. CABIN CREW VOICES


Wilco Fleet : A380 brings you a set of digitalized crew voices. They are played
automatically or on Pilots' request.

Welcome 1 when doors are closed.


Welcome 2 when engines are started.
Fasten Seat Belt ON and OFF when seat belt sign is turned ON or OFF.
Bar Open when the cruise altitude is reached. The cruise altitude must be
programmed into the FMGC before take-off. It will calculate the waypoint
altitude and display the vertical visualization on the ND.
Descent when the aircraft begins to descend from the cruise altitude.
Landing when the aircraft touches the ground upon landing.

E. A380 BACKGROUND
1. Why is the A380 exclusive ?

The most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner yet produced


The world's first twin-deck, twin-aisle airliner
Three class layout provides 555 seats (or more)
Non-stop range of 8,000 nautical miles

Airbus designed the A380 in collaboration with some 60 major airports, ensuring
airport compatibility and a smooth entry into service. The A380 provides the most
socially and economically responsible solution to growing air traffic and airport
congestion. The alternative, a further increase in movements of existing aircraft,

would not only require billions of dollars of investment by airports - in new runways,
terminals and even airports - but would also contribute to greater congestion and a
significantly increased impact on the environment. Airbus' view has been confirmed,
both through industry-wide participation in the programme from its outset and
through the already remarkable success of the A380 on the market. At the end of
December, 13 customers had announced firm orders and commitments for a total of
139 A380s, including 17 freighter versions.
The A380 Family starts from a baseline passenger aircraft with a capacity of 555
passengers in three classes, and a range of up to 15,000 km./8,000 nm. The
freighter version, the A380F, will carry a payload of 150 tonnes (330,000 lbs) over
10,400 km./5,600nm. Stretched, shorter and extended range variants of the
baseline version will become available as and when the market requires them. The
A380 can be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines or GP7200 engines from the
Engine Alliance (a General Electric and Pratt & Whitney joint venture).
With its larger wing span giving greater lift and its new generation engines, the A380
can take off and land in less distance than other large aircraft. It can use existing
runways and its turnaround times are comparable to other large aircraft flying today.
Four A380s - all to be used as test aircraft - are now assembled and production of
major components for others at Airbus' sites around Europe is progressing as
planned

3. Manufacturing Facilities
GERMANY
fuselage and vertical tail - commercial installations, including the fitting of the cabin
interiors, painting, final inspection - Fatigue tests
FRANCE
centre wing box - fuselage assembly - installation and testing of equipment,
including hydraulics, air conditioning, fuel and electricity systems - fuselage nose
section - Final Assembly Line
UNITED KINGDOM
Design and assembly of the wings and landing gear - fuel system testing installation of fuel, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and wiring
SPAIN
Production of the horizontal tail plane, the rear fuselage tail cone and the bellyfairing.
Other countries are also contributing to the A380 manufacturing.

4. Flight Deck
The A380 is a member of the Airbus Flight Operational Commonality family with
similar flight decks and operating procedures in the A320, A330 and A340 aircraft,
providing easy crew transition training, cross crew qualification and mixed fleet
flying.

Thales Avionics developed and supplied the eight high format, high-resolution,
150mm x 200mm (6in x 8in) liquid crystal displays and is to provide the digital
head-up display (HUD). Honeywell of the USA has been selected to provide the nextgeneration flight management system, which will have increased data handling
speed and a graphical user interface with pop-up menus and cursor control, rather
than a text-based interface. Honeywell will also supply the satellite communications
system. Goodrich will supply air data systems.
Rockwell Collins will supply communications systems including VHF and HF radios
and multi-mode receivers. Northrop Grumman has been selected to provide the LTN101E inertial navigation system. Smiths Industries will provide the video
management unit which will include the display from cockpit door and cabin
surveillance systems. L-3 Aviation Recorders of Florida will provide flight data and
cockpit voice recorders.

5. About Airbus
Airbus Industrie is a consortium formed by EADS and BAE Systems. EADS, the
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, was formed by a merger of
Aerospatiale-Matra of France, Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace of Germany and CASA of
Spain (former members of Airbus).
Airbus' modern and comprehensive product line comprises four highly successful
families of aircraft : the single-aisle A320 Family (A318/A319/A320/A321), the widebody A300/A310 Family, the long-range A330/A340 Family which will soon be joined
by the new A350, and the ultra long-range, high capacity A380 Family. Airbus'
unique family concept ensures that Airbus aircraft share the highest possible degree
of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling
characteristics, which reduces significantly operating costs for airlines.
This expertise in civil aviation is now also being put to use in the military field with
the A400M programme. Under the overall responsibility of Airbus Military, Airbus
manages the development of this military transport aircraft, which is to be
assembled in Seville, Spain and which is due to take its first flight in 2008. This
programme will use the same Airbus Centres of Excellence, integrated engineering
and programme management methods and certification processes as any other
Airbus programme. In addition, Airbus is offering new solutions to fulfil the different
needs of the world's air forces for tanker/transport aircraft with the Multi Role Tanker
Transport (MRTT).

6. Technical Characteristics
CAPACITY
Typical passenger/cargo load (tonnes)
First + (Business +) Economy layout
Maximum passenger load
Number of LD3 cargo containers

A380-800

A380-800F

555
(22+96+437)
853
38

152,4
N/A
N/A
-

RANGE
With typical passenger/cargo load (km)

15000

10400

POWERPLANTS
Number of engines
Choice of engines
Engine thrust (kN)

4
Trent 900
GP7200
311

4
Trent 900
GP7200
340

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS
Fuselage diameter (m)
Overall length (m)
Wingspan (m)
Overall height (m)
Wing area (sq m)
Wing sweep (degrees)
Typical cruise speed (Mach)
Maximum operating speed (Mach)

7.14 (horiz)
72,7
79,8
24,1
846
33,5
0,85
0,89

7.14 (horiz)
72,7
79,8
24,1
846
33,5
0,85
0,89

WEIGHTS AND FUEL


Maximum take off weight (tonnes)
Maximum landing weight (tonnes)
Maximum payload (tonnes)
Maximum fuel capacity (litres)

560
386
84
310000

590
427
150
310000

DATES
Launch date
First airline delivery

Dec 2000
Spring 2006

Dec 2000
Summer 2008

F. AIRBUS A380 PANEL


1. General Panel Layout

The main panel includes the main aircraft instruments:


- The 3 main EFIS: PFD, ND and E/WD
o Primary Flight Display (PFD)
o Navigation Display (ND)
o Engine/Warning Display (E/WD)
- The Flight Control Unit (FCU)
- The EFIS Control Panel
- The Digital Standby Instruments
- Others: Gear lever, altimeter setting, warning lights
- The 4th EFIS: System Display (SD) is only visible in the Virtual Cockpit or as a
popup window.
The other parts of the panel are accessible through key presses:
- Shift-2 for the MCDU (Multi-Control Display Unit), also known as the Flight
Management Computer on other aircraft.
- Shift-3 for the Overhead panel.
- Shift-4 for the Pedestal.

2. EFIS Usage
The EFIS (PFD, ND, E/WD) are designed using the vector graphic technology. For
this reason, they are fully resizable without any quality loss and their brightness is
fully adjustable.

This ND picture shows a sensitive zone (in green). If you click in this central zone,
the EFIS will appear as zoomed in a single popup window. Then you can move the
EFIS around by clicking and dragging out of the green zone. If you click again in the
central green area, the EFIS will come back to its original position. This will also work
in the Virtual Cockpit view.
You can also press Shift-5, 6, 7 or 8 to show/hide the PFD, ND, E/WD and SD. This
also works in Virtual Cockpit mode and in other modes (Spot, Tower, )
Note: When the EFIS is zoomed in its own window, you can undock it and display it
on another monitor if you have one.

Traffic & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)

The ND screen supplied the TCAS system.


o TCAS doesnt display any aircraft which altitude is below 50 feet AGL.
This is to avoid polluting the TCAS display with aircraft parked on the
ground.
o TCAS displays aircraft that are 1000 feet or less below or above your
aircraft.
An ORANGE square displayed shows an air-miss situation.

If you zoom up the PFD, the ND and the E/WD, you will have something like this:

This kind of view can be very useful during the critical phases of the flight (take-off
and landing), especially if you fly in IFR.

3. Main Panel Usage


1. Altimeter Setting

This instrument shows the altimeter reference pressure, in inches of Mercury or in


hector Pascales (hPa, equivalent to millibars). To switch the unit, click on the
corresponding symbol to rotate the big knob on the right symbol. To adjust the value
of the pressure, click on the left or the right of the rotating button (or use the mouse
wheel if you have one). When crossing the transition altitude, you should switch to
the standard altimeter setting by pressing the central area of the button. The
message STD is then displayed instead of the pressure value.

2. Flight Director and Landing System switches


These buttons let you show/hide the Flight Director and the ILS display on the PFD.
These should be turned on during the approach as they are very important for
landing. Note that as soon as you select an autopilot mode on the Flight Control Unit
(FCU), the Flight Director automatically turns on.

3. ND Chrono

The chrono button is linked to the chrono displayed in the navigation display. Press it
once and the chrono will start counting time. Press it a second time and it will stop.
If you press it a third time, it will reset to 0, being ready to start again.

4. EFIS Control Panel

This part of the panel controls the navigation display. The top buttons let you
show/hide navigation elements:
- ARPT for the airports
- WPT for the intersection waypoints
- VOR for the VOR/DME
- NDB for the non directional beacons
Only one button can be pressed at a given time, which means only one kind of
symbols can be shown on the ND at a time.
In addition, the ADF1 and VOR2 buttons let you show/hide the corresponding
needles on the navigation display.
The left rotating button lets you select the display mode:
- LS for Landing System: to be used upon landing
- VOR is used to display all the VOR information into rose mode
- NAV is the mode to be used for navigation into rose mode display
- ARC is the navigation mode, displayed as arc instead of rose. This is the most
currently mode used by the real pilots.
- PLAN is used to display the route as a plan (north-oriented).
- ENG is not used in this version.

The right rotating button lets you select the ND range, from 10 to 320 NM.
Both rotating buttons can be turned using the mouse wheel if you have one.

7. Flight Control Unit (FCU)

This part of the panel lets you select all the autopilot modes.
Note: For all the rotating buttons that let you adjust a value, you can click on the left
or right of each button to adjust the value, or use the mouse wheel if you have one.
If you click with the left mouse button, you will get small variations (1 by 1). If you
click with the right mouse button, you will have big variations (10 by 10) that are
useful when you want to quickly make a big change on a value.
From the left to the right, we have:
- The SPEED section:
Click on the left or right of the speed rotating button (or use the mouse
wheel) to adjust the speed value. You can also click the button itself (central
area). If you left-click, you set the speed in selected mode (the displayed
speed value will be taken into account). If you right-click, you set the speed
in managed mode, which means the FMGC will automatically select the right
speed value according to the aircraft configuration.
The SPD/MACH button let you select the way the airspeed is displayed, in
knots or in Mach.
- The HEADING section:
You can adjust the heading with the rotating button (see the note above). If
you left-click the central button area, the heading will be in selected mode. If
you right-click, the heading will be in managed mode, which means the
aircraft will follow the route programmed into the FMGC.
The LOC button engages the localizer mode, which makes the aircraft follow
the ILS localizer.
- The CENTRAL section:
The AP1 button activates the auto-pilot. The AP2 button is useless in this
version. The A/THR button activates the auto-throttle management. Note that
with the FADEC system, the auto-throttle mode is supposed to arm
automatically without having to press this button (see the FADEC paragraph
below).
- The ALTITUDE section:
You can adjust the altitude with the altitude rotating button. You can also
adjust the vertical speed by clicking above or below the V/S button with the
left or right mouse button.
The APPR mode engages the approach mode, which make the aircraft follow
both ILS localizer and ILS glideslope. This mode is to be used to land in ILS
conditions.

Note:
All the values can be changed by clicking on the left or on the right of a rotating
button, except the V/S which is adjusted by clicking above or below the V/S rotating
button.

8. Landing Gear & Auto-Brake

The landing gear indicator shows the current status of the landing gears. A green
arrow means the gear is down and locked, and a UNLK message in red means the
gear is unlocked (in transition, going up or down). When nothing is displayed, it
means the gear is retracted.
The T.O auto-brake button lets you select the take-off auto-brake. This will apply full
brake pressure automatically in case of a rejected take-off.

9. Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)


This system is not visible in the panel, but it is there
It is designed to help the pilot by providing the right engine thrust according to the
flight conditions. In addition, in the Airbus aircraft, it is coupled with the auto-throttle
management.
The FADEC is linked with the throttle levers. In fact, when you move the throttle
levers, there are 5 detents in which the levers are supposed to move to engage 5
throttle modes. You dont have these detents on your throttle device (if you have
one), so in order to simulate these detents, you will hear a sound each time a
throttle lever moves into one of them.
The 5 modes are:
- IDLE: power applied is idle, and the auto-throttle management is
automatically disarmed if it was armed. This is especially useful to retard the
engine just before touchdown (at 50 feet AGL).
- CLB: climb thrust applied.
- FLEX/MCT: flex power applied for reduced-thrust take-off (good weather
conditions and long runway).
- TO/GA: full power applied (to be used for take-off, go-around or emergency
situations)
- REV: reverse mode, to be used only when the aircraft is on ground.
The FADEC is designed to be used this way:
- When starting the engines, set to IDLE.
- When taxiing, apply a little thrust by pushing the throttle lever, and taxi on
idle should be possible as soon as the aircraft begins to move (if it is not too
heavy).

For take-off, you decide if you use FLEX power or full TO/GA power,
depending on the aircraft weight, weather conditions and runway length.
As soon as FLEX or TO/GA mode is engaged, the A/THR mode is armed (not
engaged). The A/THR message appears in white on the PFD.
When the reduction altitude is reached (configurable in the FMGC), the LVR
CLB message flashes on the PFD, indicating the throttle levers should be
moved to the CLIB detent. Pull the throttles until you hear the CLIMB detent,
CLB then appears on the PFD.
As soon as this is done, A/THR mode automatically engages and A/THR
appears in blue on the PFD, and the FADEC will adjust the thrust to maintain
the speed selected on the FCU.
The throttle levers should remain in this position during the whole climb, the
cruise and the descent.
Just before touchdown (between 50 and 100 ft AGL), fully reduce power to
the IDLE detent. A/THR is then disengaged and thrust power is reduced to
idle.
When the wheels are on the ground, pull again to engage reverse thrust if
necessary.

Note:
Remember that on Airbus aircraft, the throttle mode is not set by a set of pushbuttons (like on the Boeings). It is set by moving the throttle levers in the
corresponding position, in the detent that corresponds to the desired mode.

4. Overhead Usage

The overhead panel includes:


- The ADIRS that show the IRS coordinates
- The Fuel panel controls the fuel pumps

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Electric panel controls the electric systems


Anti-Ice panel with all the anti-ice switches
Light panel with all the light switches
Sign panel that include the seat belt and no smoking switches
APU panel that controls the APU
Calls panel with all the call buttons

Note:
According to the dark cockpit philosophy, everything is OK when all the overhead
lights are off. When a light is on, it should catch your attention to check the
corresponding system. For example, a fuel pump switch turn on only when a fuel
pump is off, which is not supposed to be a normal situation.

1. ADIRS

This panel shows the coordinates of the aircraft, according to the IRS systems.

2. Fuel Panel

The fuel pump buttons let you turn a pump on or off in one of the available fuel
tanks. The switch light turn on and shows OFF when a pump is off.

3. Electrical Panel

The electric panel lets you control the generators and the battery voltage. The
generators should be turned on as soon as the engines are running, or you will get a
GEN OFF alerts on the E/WD..
The battery voltage is displayed in volts.

4. Anti-Ice Panel

The anti-ice panel include all the anti-ice switches:


- wing
- engines
- probe (pitot)

5. Light Panel

This panel includes all the standard light switches:


- Strobe
- Beacon
- Wing
- Nav
- Land
- Taxi
Note:
When the taxi light is set to the T.O position, the landing lights are automatically
turned on.

6. Sign Panel

This panel includes the seat belt and no smoking sign switches. These switches have
3 positions:
- OFF: the sign is always off
- ON: the sign is always on
- AUTO: the sign is automatically turned on or off depending on the flight
phase.

7. APU Panel

This panel controls the APU.


To start the APU, follow the startup sequence:
- Press the MASTER SW button to turn the master switch on. It should
illuminate.
- Press the START button. The button should illuminate and the APU should
start.
- When the APU is up and running, the START button should show AVAIL
illuminated in green. It means the APU is available and provides electricity
and air bleed to start the engines.
To stop the APU, you can press the START button again or press the MASTER SW
button to turn the APU off.

8. Call Panel

This panel includes all the buttons that are used by the pilot to call the crew.

5. Pedestal Usage

The pedestal includes:


- The Radio Tuning Unit (RTU)
- The transponder
- The throttle levers
- The engine starters
- The speed brake lever
- The flap lever
- The parking brake lever
- The T.O Config button

1. Radio Tuning Unit (RTU)

This device lets you tune the radio frequencies for HF, VHF and radio navigation by
clicking on the left/right of the inner/outer knob, or by using the mouse wheel. The
inner knob is for decimals and the outer knob is for the integer part of the frequency.
For all these frequencies, it handles an active and a standby frequency. You can
switch between active and standby with the green arrow button.
The NAV button is protected by a cap that can be open using the right mouse button.
On the left RTU, the NAV frequency adjusts the NAV1 frequency, and the NAV2
frequency is adjusted on the right RTU.

Due to FS limitations, some buttons are inoperative:


- VHF1, VHF2, VHF3 are not handled by FS
- HF1 and HF2 correspond to the FS COM1 and COM2 frequencies
- NAV1 frequency is used for the ILS frequency, so the NAV, VOR and ILS
buttons have the same function.

2. Engine Starters

The 4 engine master switches are used to start or stop the engines.
Engine start:
1) Make sure the APU is available.
2) Move the first engine switch up by clicking the upper part of the switch
3) The FADEC will handle the engine start procedure. You can have a look at the
EWD screen to see it. As soon as N2 reaches 21%, the fuel is automatically
injected and the engine should start. If not, it means there is a failure in the
system. In this case, check the APU status and the fuel level.
4) Do the same for the other engines.
5) When all the engines are started, the APU is not necessary any more and you
can switch it off.
Engine stop:
Simply move the engine switches down by left-clicking the bottom part of them. This
will close the high-pressure fuel valve and the engines will stop.
When an engine is completely stopped, the corresponding engine indication appears
in amber on the E/WD.

3. Flaps

The flap handle can be moved by clicking in the upper part (retract flaps) or the
lower part (extend flaps) of the handle.

4. Spoilers

Just like for the flaps, the spoilers can be extended or retracted by clicking on the
lower or upper part of the handle.

5. Parking Brakes

The parking brake handle can be moved by clicking it.

6. T.O Config button

The T.O Config button (shown in green) is related to the take-off checklist displayed
on the E/WD. Normally, the take-off checklist is automatically displayed on the E/WD
2 minutes after the engines have been started. If you want to see this checklist at
another moment, you can press the T.O Config button.
In fact, this button simulates the application of the take-off engine thrust to make
sure all the systems are OK for take-off. So when the take-off checklist is displayed,
you must press this button to validate the last line of the checklist.

6. MCDU Usage

The Multi-Control Display Unit (MCDU) controls the Flight Management and Guidance
Computer (FMGC), which is the most important device for the aircraft navigation. It
lets you program a route that will be automatically followed by the aircraft and
adjust some parameters of your flight.
The MCDU has 6 selection keys on the left of the screen (LSK1 to LSK6) and 6 on the
right (RSK1 to RSK6). These keys are used to interact with the lines displayed on the
screen.
On the bottom of the screen, there is a line called the scratchpad. Everything you
enter through the MCDU keyboard appears in the scratchpad.
Below the screen are some quick access keys that let you access directly to some of
the MCDU page. In addition, the left and right arrow are used to display the previous
and next page in case of a multiple page display.
Notes:
1) When a value is shown with orange squares, it means the value entry is
mandatory for the FMGC.
2) When a value is shown with blue dashes, it means the value is not entered
but it is not mandatory.
3) A left arrow shown in the top left corner of the screen means a previous page
is available and you can press the left arrow key to display it.
4) A right arrow shown in the top left corner of the screen means a next page is
available and you can press the right arrow key to display it.

1. Main Menu

This is the first page displayed on the FMGC. It lets you access almost all the pages
of the MCDU. You can display this page at any time by pressing the MAIN MENU
button.
The IMPORT FS FPL function is very important. It lets you enter a route by importing
a GPS flight plan. To do so, create your flight plan with the FS flight planner or any
other tool, and load it into the FS Flight Planner. Then click the IMPORT FS FPL
button, and your flight plan is loaded as a FMGC route.

2. STATUS page

This page displays global information that doesnt really have any importance here.

3. INIT POS page

This page lets you initialize the aircraft position handled by the FMGC. On the first
line, you can read the FMGC last known position on the left, and the GPS position on
the right.
The second and third lines (LSK2 and LSK3) let you enter an airport or navaid name
to get its position and initialize the FMGC aircraft position.
As soon as a position is displayed (GPS, airport or navaid position), click the
corresponding button to get it in the scratchpad. Then click the LSK1, LSK5 or RSK5
to initialize the position with the content of the scratchpad.

4. FLIGHT PLAN INIT page

This page can be displayed directly by pressing the INIT button on the MCDU.
It lets you enter information about your route:
- departure and arrival airport, separated by a /.
- company route and alternate route
- alternate destination airport.

5. FLIGHT PLAN page

This page lets you read or modify the current flight plan. At the beginning, only the
departure and arrival airports are displayed on this page as they have been entered
in the Flight Plan Init page (see previous paragraph).
To add a new waypoint to your route, you just have to enter its name (it is displayed
in the scratchpad) and insert it by pressing the LSK of an existing waypoint. The new
waypoint will be inserted before this existing waypoint.
As long as you enter the route, the FMGC will calculate the distance between the
waypoints.

6. PERF page

It includes all the necessary information to manage the flight:


- The transition altitude is the altitude at which you are required to switch to
standard altimeter setting
- The Altitude/speed constraint is a speed limit below a certain altitude
- The reduction height is the altitude AGL above which you must reduce the
throttle power to CLIMB power
- The Cruise Altitude: when it is not entered, orange squares are displayed to
show this entry is mandatory
- The FLEX temperature is used when you use FLEX thrust setting
- The Climb, Cruise and Descent speeds, expressed in knots and in Mach
(separated by a /).
To enter a new speed, you can enter it in knots and in mach by separating the
values with a /. If you want to enter the speed in knots only, just enter it and
validate. If you want to enter it in Mach only, first press / and then the mach value.
As soon as the cruise altitude is entered, the waypoint crossing altitudes are
calculated by the FMGC, shown in the flight plan page, and in the Navigation Display
vertical flight plan visualization.

7. PROG page

This page is only accessible by pressing the PROG button of the MCDU.
It displays the next waypoints of the route, with their estimated time of arrival
(ETA), and the distance and ETA to destination.
As you fly along your route, this page automatically updated to display always the
previous waypoint and the next waypoints of your route.

8. RADIO NAV page

This page can be displayed by pressing the RADIO NAV button of the MCDU.
It allows you to adjust any radio frequency, just like the RTUs.
The transponder code can only be set through this page.

9. DATA page

This page can be displayed by pressing the DATA button of the MCDU or through the
main menu.
It lets you search the FMGC navigation database to get info about an airport or a
navaid.
If you search a navaid, it displays the navaid location and frequency.
If you search an airport, the airport page shows some information about the
searched airport:
- Location
- Elevation
- Longest runway length

Then you can click LSK5 and LSK6 to get more information about the runways and
the ILS of this airport.
When the ILS page is displayed, you can click one of the LSK to select the ILS you
will use for your approach. As soon as an ILS approach is selected, the ILS frequency
and the ILS course are automatically set, so you should never have to enter the
course manually.

On this example, the ILS frequency (110.70) and the ILS course (268) are
automatically set.

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