n797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 146 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1453 times:
Dumb question, I've searched but found nothing, but how do you/ can you actually use a SID/STAR in FSX? I want to use them but FSX atc still gives me vectors. I'm just learning the PMDG 737-800 and its systems and would like to do realistic approaches.
phatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
I usually add the SID/STAR routes to the high-altitude airway routing when setting up the flights. For larger airports, I try to use RNAV/GPS approaches so ATC can leave me alone and I can continue to stay on the STAR routing. Not realistic like using an FMS, but it works for me.
nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5051 posts, RR: 36 Reply 3, posted (2 months 2 days ago) and read 1367 times:
I don't have access to FS right now, but by default the ATC will provide you with routing instructions so that you are lined up with the allocated runway. If you select "Select another approach" , there should then be an option to pick a transition point - pick a VOR located somewhere along your STAR, and ATC will then leave you alone to navigate yourself until you are lined up. By doing this you can then continue to fly your STAR.