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Old 6th Aug 2020, 16:06
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Thanks. Any good tips with the fms, apart from whatís been discussed ?
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 16:15
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Originally Posted by Paulm1949 View Post
Thanks. Any good tips with the fms, apart from whatís been discussed ?
Yeah, it isn't the priority. Fly the plane first. When it's doing what you want it to do, then tidy up the FMC
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 16:17
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Yes, keep it simple. The FCOM that your employer will give you will have all the info you need to know. The rest comes by using it over time, but it's simple.
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 18:06
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Bill Bulfer had a very good book called the 737 Cockpit Companion. Worth having in your bag
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 23:36
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No need for the OP to do the type course now! Got it covered.
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Old 11th Aug 2020, 12:40
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This hasn't been mentioned in all the hair splitting around ISA DEV:

I like to put the FAF and crossing altitude in the DESC page. I use it to monitor the path, regardless of what is shown on the legs.

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Old 11th Aug 2020, 13:12
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Originally Posted by ImbracableCrunk View Post
This hasn't been mentioned in all the hair splitting around ISA DEV:

I like to put the FAF and crossing altitude in the DESC page. I use it to monitor the path, regardless of what is shown on the legs.
That's what I do. Either FAP/FAF or runway depending on where I come from. Usually at 30nm if the required V/S to make the actual VB is around at 1500-1600 fpm at 250 kts then I'm in good shape. When it indicates around 2.2į I decelerate in V/S with a rate of descent of around 700 fpm. Still perfecting it, but works a treat to get continuous CDA.

The only colleagues I've seen using it are ex-Air Force pilots and those with a past on Embraer.
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