Is there any particular reason or function for this? It seems to be a recent feature, so which aircraft have it?It's not a big deal, it just seemed interesting and my curiousity was piqued, lol. Thanks for any help, guys.
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Bri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1386 times:
The letters with boxes around them in the top picture are E, N, S, and W. Aside from spelling NEWS, they represent North, South, East, and West. Never having used one, I don't know how often you input the cardinal directions, but there's my guess.
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7): The Keys N E W S are used to Type in Lattitude & Longitude if IRS is tuned from the FMC CDU rather than the IRMP/IRS Select panel.
not sure I get what you're saying unless you're referring to the Standby Flt Pln but others are correct. It's for inputing manual waypoints for whatever reason. For example, the NATs waypoints are entered manually in a shortcut format (at least in our database) eg. type and enter 5030N and you get N50.00.0, W030.00.0. If you need to go to a waypoint that's not in your database you can just enter the Lat/Lon and away you goooo.