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Check Airman
16th Feb 2019, 08:23
HI all,
As part of my arrival preparation, I'll enter a different runway on the secondary flightplan. At some point, the PERF prompt at R2 on the SEC FPLN page disappears, and I can't change any of the data without copying the active fpln, or rebuilding the secondary.

Why does it disappear?
When exactly does it disappear?
How do I change the data on the SEC PERF pages with the prompt missing?

Goldenrivett
16th Feb 2019, 08:36
When exactly does it disappear?
As soon as the "from - to" positions differ between the active and secondary flight plans.

Why does it disappear?
I didn't write the cr@p software so don't know.

How do I change the data on the SEC PERF pages with the prompt missing?
You have to change the performance data in the secondary whilst both flight plans have the same "from to" way points common in their flight plans, or do it after you've activated the secondary flight plan.

FlightDetent
16th Feb 2019, 09:20
As explained, perform any DCT-to on the primary and the prompt is gone. Not sure what is the effect of simply overflying the next WPT, the behaviour might be different among various FMC setups.

pineteam
16th Feb 2019, 11:27
You can recover it by sequencing the secondary flight plan.

AB335
16th Feb 2019, 17:01
You should be able to activate the secondary in heading mode

Check Airman
16th Feb 2019, 18:55
Thanks guys. I think goldenrivet may have hit on it. I'll keep an eye out next time I go fly.

Check Airman
17th Feb 2019, 22:34
goldenrivet was absolutely right. Checked it today.

MD83FO
17th Feb 2019, 23:57
ive also seen how some secondary flight plans loose predictions when on descent mode.